Does anyone know of any good resources for how the fediverse works API-wise? I originally thought it was just ActivityPub/OStatus, but there seems to be a lot of non-standard stuff.
@dashie I’m hoping some of the nonstandard features eventually get included in ActivityPub, I don’t like the idea of having to emulate being a Mastodon instance.
@dashie Yeah. I’m really not a fan of unofficial standards. I want to develop an alternate ActivityPub implementation, and it’d be nice to actually work with other folks’ implementations properly instead of going it alone.
@dashie I’m rather anxious about approaching people regarding interop. Worried I’m just gonna get shat on by other developers.
@andrew I think most microblog-ish services use the Mastodon API https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-the-API/API.md
@andrew well, for client to server at least. Server to server should mostly be ActivityPub?
@andrew client to server interaction is technically part of the W3C standard proposal for ActivityPub, but in practise it's not well-supported.
Eg Mastodon provides its own API wrapper: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-the-API/API.md
@andrew I heard LitePub is gonna be a more understandable and mostly compatible protocol, but idk if they have the docs done
if not, Stay Tuned
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