Yahoo! team today announced that they’ve opened up the Yahoo! Messenger platform for developers. Yahoo! Messenger IM SDK offers developers a trusted platform to manage contact and group lists, presence information, real- time instant communications, and data transfer to and from clients instantly throughout the world. From Yahoo! Messenger Blog :
...We tried to make our SDK as simple to use as possible. We’ve exposed a new REST API for the Yahoo! Messenger platform — the same API that we use with our own products. So we know that it’s rock solid. In fact, all you need is a little knowledge of HTTP and JSON and you’ll be up and running in no time, no matter what programming environment you’re using. The SDK contains all the key Yahoo! Messenger features that you’ve come to expect, including real-time presence, contact-list management, instant messaging, file transfers, and user-image management....Make sure you read the documentation that provides best practices, guidelines for using the service, Messenger logos, and test cases to make sure your application is working properly.