Building notes, projects, and occasional rants

SAPO Services and IM

pfig mentioned the public SAPO APIs and noticed the lack of instant messaging APIs.

I worked at SAPO in the IM department and we created some APIs for the service. In fact you can see them at work in the Webmail service (the presence status of your email recipient is shown, like the green indicator in the message list) or even better, look at the SAPO homepage, login in the right-hand side column, and check the tab "Amigos".

The problem is that the vast majority of the information the instant messenger team has is not public, so we need to have that information protected. So some type of authentication is required. I'm hoping that SAPO chooses OAuth...

So yes, you don't have them right now. I expect them to show up in the future.