The team behind the open source Twitter alternative Laconi.ca, the code behind the Identi.ca microblogging service, has released the codes first API.
The new API is described by the Laconi.ca dev team as Version 0 and not a “real API”, but a way to read and write to Identi.ca programmatically. The API 0 also has a time limit, where they only promise it will be available until “atleast September 30, 2008.”
By their own account, the new API appears to be a stop gap measure until a fully blown API becomes available, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
Full details on the API here, and there already appears to be some basic tools built using it.