Just months ago, Chirpify was known as the company that “turns tweets into transactions.” Chirpify has now deemed such commerce “in-stream commerce” and CEO (Chris Teso) has an interesting outlook on the industry that he feels Chirpify leads.
The Votizen API aims to get friends to involve their friends in supporting candidates. The API website notes that the API is entirely based on HTTP. Votizen is based on the premise that, “Voters are more likely to listen to friends than campaign volunteers.” Votizen is the first “social campaigning platform built entirely on personal connections.”
Twitter’s latest changes to its Twitter API have left a community of third party developers vexed to say the least. These changes are drastic enough to result in a number of apps not just having to make big adjustments, but actually shutting down completely. With all the noise being created about the issue online, many have been keen to hear some kind of response from the social media giant itself.
At YourTrove, a lot of what we do involves ingesting social content via APIs and then regularizing that data within our system. For a lot of data, this is pretty straightforward. For example, while Facebook and Flickr might return different meta data, or name fields differently, no one disagrees that a photo is a photo. This is true for essentially all uploaded binary user generated content.
Gnip released it’s Historical PowerTrack for Twitter today, which provides access to every Tweet ever written. Release of Apple’s iOS 6 leads to several application popping up that leverage Passbook. Xignite provides a tool for tracking IPOs. Plus: SMS Messages Secure Enough for SWAT, Stripe begins global payment quest with Canada expansion, and 22 New APIs.
When Twitter announced it’s new Twitter API changes it left many the disgruntled third party app developer who had built tools and services on top of the API. Where many have been forced to simply work around these changes regardless of the damage caused, others will be forced to abruptly shut down. Unfortunately, the latter is true for Twimbow.
The changes to the Twitter API continue to upset, confuse and frustrate developers. The latest feature of the Twilio Voice API allows anyone to make complete call queues and the Twilio team is sharing some code for creating a metrics dashboard. Plus: hackathon winners, DoubleClick API updates and 24 new APIs.
As we’ve seen with Twitter’s announcement of the changes to the new Twitter API, the company’s main focus seems to be on enterprise and of course, the bottom line. This becomes even more evident with the news that HootSuite (an enterprise-driven Twitter client) is partnering with Twitter to sell advertising on Twitter.
Changes to the Twitter API make it clear that the company is doing what it feels is best for the majority of its users. The priority seems to be the gaining of even more users and the complete control of how tweets are displayed to them; albeit at the expense of third-party developers.
With the rise in big data, organizations are constantly looking to analyze the large amounts that is being generated. The challenge is not just to analyze the large data but also be able to visualize this in almost real time. Topsy, the company that currently manages the largest index of public social data on various networks like Twitter and Google Plus, has released Topsy Pro Analytics (check out the Topsy API) that addresses both those points and gives organizations a powerful analytics tool to gain insight into historical and real-time Twitter data.