httr 1.2.0 is now available on CRAN. The httr package makes it easy to talk to web APIs from R. Learn more in the quick start vignette. Install the latest version with:

install.packages("httr")

There are a few small new features:

There is one important bug fix:

httr 1.2.1 includes a fix for a small bug that I discovered shortly after releasing 1.2.0.

For the complete list of improvements, please see the release notes.