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March 6, 2010


Through the medium of OAuth and APIs, safely links your FourSquare checkins to your FireEagle account.

Now if only there was anything that actually *used* FireEagle’s data. (Beyond the little box on the right hand side of my blog frontpage)

January 29, 2009

Plaxo's Personal Card: Introducing Two-Click Signup, an initiative to improve the user experience of OpenID; first test now live with Google

This is good: The underlying goodness of OpenID, used in a way which completely hides itself from the user.

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April 25, 2008

OAuth support for Google Accounts and Contacts API

Google announce alpha OAuth support, a day after Yahoo announce they’ll be rolling it out. Giving your password to an untrusted site just became even dumber. “This is our first step towards OAuth enabling all
Google Data APIs.”

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March 23, 2008

wikinear.com, OAuth and Fire Eagle

Simon Willison knocks out a quick prototype showing Wikipedia articles related to your current location, a masterpiece of mashuppery.

March 8, 2008

A Question of Programming Ethics

Pretty much inevitable — An app that asked for your GMail username & password was harvesting them. One point to the “Why we need OAuth” party.

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December 4, 2007

OAuth Core 1.0

The OAuth spec is finalized. Let the mashing-up commence!

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November 9, 2007

OAuth Test Server

Simple test OAuth server which has a predefined list of keys and tokens, so you can test your client implementations against it. Handy.

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October 16, 2007

Twitter: Oauth

Blaine at Twitter has implemented OAuth authentication, the first (I believe) live implementation on the web. I hope to have this rolled into Twadget in the next week or two, so I can stop asking for usernames and passwords.

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September 7, 2007

Hueniverse: Explaining OAuth

Excellent summary of what “OAuth” is, who’s behind it, and why you should pay attention to it if you build webapps.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.