What happens when women combine their love of sports with their love of technology? ESPN plans to find out this weekend, at the espnW Hack Day supporting its ESPN API and held on the Stanford University campus. And if you don’t think women love sports or technology, you need to think again.
A mobile app using the Google Analytics API ran into a really good problem to have. It got popular. The Analytiks app had enough users that it was frequently going beyond the 50K requests per day allotted to each developer. Each users has to authenticate, but then all share a single pool of requests. By contrast, the Twitter API’s per-user limit makes more sense.
Where were you when Hurricane Sandy hit, and what were you doing? If you’re like many other ProgrammableWeb readers, you weren’t watching news reports on TV–you were using social media to keep tabs on your friends and family, and taking advantage of the vast amounts of data available on the Internet to make sense of the situation. Below, a round-up of how Twitter and other online resources helped people get through the record-breaking “super storm.”
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.