In the densely populated world of social media, it can become difficult for businesses to identify who best to engage with in order to achieve what they need to on the web; it’s hard to tell the real experts and the influential from those who simply aren’t. Little Bird is a platform that exists to tackle this issue. The service provides tools that allow users to quickly identify and engage with the right experts in their relevant fields, and in so doing, take the necessary steps towards building that respected expert status themselves. Little Bird also provides the Little Bird API that allows developers to use this service and integrate it with other applications.
Gnip, a social media data aggregation platform and social media API, has announced that the company has added six new social data sources to the Gnip Enterprise Data Collector product. The six public APIs that have been added to the platform include bitly, Instagram, Reddit, Stack Overflow, Panaramio and Plurk.
Announcement from the Amazon people- yes- more price reductions. Amazon is turning into the Walmart of the cloud , with frequent price reductions. We recently announced the 50% reduction in their API Requests here.
Just heard this great , heart warming news from the big guys on the cloud storage, Amazon . It has reduced Amazon S3 request prices in all nine regions.
Twilio announces partnership with Google to power Voice and SMS Apps hosted via Google Cloud Platform. eBay relaunches Shopping.com as eBay Commerce Nerwork. Plus: Twitter Ads API expected to boost its revenue to $1 billion.
This past week 8 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Apicultur Word Lemmatizer, Blekko, HAMweather Aeris, Handset Detection and Tesco. The most often used APIs this week are Reddit and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 6 mashups), Shopping (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and News (1 APIs, 1 mashups).
Another month – another API event! This time in my hometown Stockholm – what more could you ask for? Spring weather perhaps? We may have to wait for better weather until the fall conference, which will feature talks from ProgrammableWeb’s own Adam DuVander and John Musser. For now lets recap what we saw at the inaugural Nordic API event.
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.
OAuth is becoming a very popular way to control authorized access to Web APIs and the data that they return. Although it’s one of the most straightforward ways to accomplish this, it’s still rather confusing to use. If your API uses OAuth, then you need to be able to describe it so that developers can quickly understand what they need to do.