There are over 1,000 social APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory. The big names in that list, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Twitter, are also amongst the most popular public APIs overall. Since other API providers look to these leaders for examples in engaging with developers, I thought it would be useful to see how each uses a common communications medium. That's right, how do the social APIs use social media themselves?
The sales world is clearly undergoing a serious shift in the way that it operates. Brick and mortar retailers are forced to compete with online stores that can offer more aggressive pricing based on lower operational cost. In many retail sectors this has been obvious for some time; other sales arenas have been far more resistant to internet migration. This post will attempt to illustrate the significance of the Chictopia API to the fashion industries move to the internet.
For music fans and concert goers, having instant access to information on which bands are playing where is definitely a plus. Being in the know and never missing out when it comes to great gigs in your area is even better. In comes new Facebook mashup, Fanbible; a live music event guide that works on android, iPhone, iPad and desktop browsers, keeping users informed even when they're on the go.