Last October 1, 2009, Six Apart, the creator of the Typepad blogging platform, launched the a developer program that opens up TypePad’s API to developers. The program gives developers the capacity to build rich and flexible applications that can interact with existing social networks and standalone sites using the TypePad cloud platform.
Though the program is aimed towards developers, bloggers should be excited about this new development as well.
Chris Alden, CEO of Six Apart writes, “For personal bloggers and TypePad users, opening up our APIs means that TypePad will be built into applications that will help the bloggers and their readers, paving the way for more applications that enhance TypePad functionality. For our larger TypePad customers it opens up a large set of possibilities about how they can integrate their TypePad blogs into their existing web sites”
It is hoped that the developer program would produce more core functionality upgrades to the TypePad blogging platform in the form of third party development similar to what Automattic has done with WordPress.
If you’re interested to take part in the developer program then go to developer.typad.com and sign up!