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God releases prayer API

In Technology on February 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

Today saw jubilation from religious devotees as God released a long-awaited prayer API.

God, speaking only through followers and not making a personal appearance, said, “We finally have a way to send prayers using today’s technology. Web apps, iPhone apps, and Android apps can now finally interface with our Lord.”

The API drew grumbles from early adopters in the tech crowd, however. Complaints of timeouts, inconsistent responses and shoddy documentation already plague the API mere hours after its release.

“I send the same prayer twice and get two different responses,” said Jason Fried of 37 Signals in response to the initial TechCrunch post. “That’s if I even get a response at all. It’s too bloated. They need to simplify.”

His comment was quickly drowned out by a flame war over which provided documentation was the true documentation.

Some developers showed excitement at the new API, such as Tropo Chief Evangelist John Higgins.

“We’re really excited to see how people will use the prayer API with Tropo,” said Higgins. “Imagine being able to call in your prayers using your cellphone. You’ll be able to do this by the end of the week.”

Higgins added, “People are going to feel pretty silly after spending all those years with their heads bowed and hands together.”

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