So, Rediff finally realized the importance of a platform released the Rediff Platform. As an incentive, Rediff plans to give financial grants, which you can see quite boldly on its homepage. It is great it has happened finally, however I wonder if it is a bit too late. Rajiv Dingra has more on this. Releasing API seems to be the “in” thing today, but rarely do we see any focused effort on it. The key things required from Rediff would be a participant community, a flexible and liberal API, and perhaps a core team that will work with the developers. I hope it picks up.