Successful Twitter engagement is generally measured with the simple goal of gaining a high follower count, but true engagement doesn’t end with a follow-back—that is just the beginning. What you really need for success on Twitter is an ongoing conversation with like-minded individuals, folks who will provide informed feedback on your tweets, introduce you to their friends on Twitter who share your opinions and help spread your messages. This series of articles on engagement programming will show you how to use Twitter API 1.1 to move from simply following to truly engaging on Twitter.
StarHub, a leading info-communications provider based in Singapore, has launched SmartFoundry, a new API platform that allows developers to rapidly build applications and integrations that include StarHub voice call and SMS functionality.
The afternoon sessions at the API Strategy and Practice conference included one focused on business models in an API centric world. The session featured talks on the Evolution of API Business Models, Market Driven API Business Models and Lessons learned from $0 to $1M API Revenue. One talk that caught my ear was by 3scale CMO Guillaume Balas discussing how to select the right business model.
GreatNonprofits; leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about charities and nonprofits; has announced that it will launch a bi-directional API. The API will allow information to flow two directions. Reviewers can submit reviews via the API and third party applications can include reviews within content. Craiglist founder, Craig Newmark, recently invested in GreatNonprofits in hopes that it would become the Yelp of nonprofits.
Google’s shopping API is being shuttered, what are the alternatives? Qubit’s API makes integration of ecommerce business intelligence easier. Plus: API best practices and advice, why analytics are important, and 18 new APIs.
This week we had 43 new APIs added to our API directory including a service to connect applications to HTTP URLs, online marketplace for event tickets, RSS feed reading service, application monetization platform and human body 3D imaging service. We also covered an API to help with the recruiting process as well as a bug reporting service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, eight were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those eight, which included the app55 API. The app55 API is a UK-based payment service provider that offers developers a simple, secure payment method. The most unique feature of the API is its PCI outsourcing, allowing for third parties to better handle the security. To learn more about the app55 API visit the app55 site as well as the app55 API blog post.
BugDigger, a BugsIO bug reporting tool, offers the BugDigger API that can integrate with bug tracking and reporting systems. BugDigger removes the manual, human element from bug reporting and leverages its technology to automatically capture the needed data to accurately report bugs in a given environment. BugDigger aims to take the human error and labor out of bug reporting which enables software developers to rely on accurate reports and fixes instead of uncovering errors in bug reports.
On its quarterly earnings call, LinkedIn CEO (Jeff Weiner) announced the company will soon offer an advertising API so companies can seamlessly buy media spots on the social platform. App Annie’s new API allows developers to pull game sales information. Plus: Hoosuite raises $165 million, Kofax acquires Kapow, and 8 new APIs.