Among the three largest social networking sites the most arcane to deal with from a developer perspective is LinkedIn. Now PeopleLinx is trying to prove there is a viable developer opportunity surrounding Linkedin APIs. The company, which just picked up an additional $3.2 million in financing, has developed an analytics application for LinkedIn that allows organizations to more easily ascertain what people are connected to what potential key accounts.
The power of social media is something that businesses have and are quickly catching on to, as the amount of valuable data available from this source can play a big part in big business decision making. Buzzboot is a service that aims to seize this valuable information and create a tool to help businesses achieve more. It’s a social media business platform that allows companies to retrieve, monitor, manage and evaluate relevant data from forums, blogs and social networks. Users can maximise this data mining extraction experience with the help of Buzzboot’s API.
As Facebook is one of the major players and MessageMe is a new kid on the block, you would expect that the latter would be intimidated, if not crushed, by any direct attack from the social giant. In this case, it doesn’t seem to be so. Despite Facebook recently cutting off MessageMe’s access to the Facebook Friend Graph, the newcomer has since grown in popularity and managed to raise $1.9 million.
Buyvite Group Pay, a social payment platform allowing multiple people to contribute to a single payment transaction, has announced the launch of the Private Label Group Payment API which allows social payment and cost splitting functionality to be added to e-commerce websites and applications.
Clubs and committees can often achieve a lot, but at times, the lack of transparency regarding transactions and administrative loose ends can end up costing more,and ultimately slow down any kind of momentum. That’s where a tool like TidyClub comes in. It’s a simple club administration platform that provides clubs, committees and organisations with features like project managing tools, administration tools and easy payment methods and tracking to effectively manage things. TidyClub also provides the TidyClub API that makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality with other applications or create new ones.
Last month, ProgrammableWeb reported that HootSuite was one of five companies to partner with Twitter and has integrated the Twitter Ads API into a limited beta version of HootSuite Enterprise. This week, HootSuite announced the launch of the HootSuite Developer Program which offers developers the opportunity to create high quality social media apps using the HootSuite platform.
There are already millions of apps available that have great content, and there’ll be many more to come. GROUPcentric provides a product that aims to add a new and exciting layer in social sharing functionality that allows content to be shared, not only via the large scale Facebook and Twitter options or email and SMS, but an in-application sharing service that makes it possible for users to privately share content with groups of friends that can be accessed on any app. The GROUPcentric API and SDK allow developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.
By any measure developers of mobile computing applications are having a tough time making a living. For the most part they have to give their applications away for either free or a nominal fee. They generally wind up sharing revenue based on the amount of advertising revenue their application generates. Of course, that revenue is totally dependent on how successful the application is. To help mobile developers ensure that kind of success Scringo today launched Developer Zone, which gives mobile developers the ability to download a variety of commonly-used features to boost end user engagement for free.
Looking for something cool to do but have no idea where to start? A tool like LairOut could be helpful in this situation. It’s basically a web-based event directory that allows users to access information on a number of events happening in and around their location. LairOut also provides the LairOut API that allows developers to access this functionality.