Built by Sam Symons, this Ruby Gem to the Reddit API is free for developers to integrate into Ruby applications without restrictions. Using this interface, developers can programmatically access the functionality of Reddit.com. The project is well documented with code examples on writing tests, debugging, pagination, authentication, and more. The gem is constructed similarly to the Octokit.rb (a Ruby toolkit for the GitHub API) and some Twitter ruby gems.
We've added 12 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Analytics, News Services, Weather, and Bitcoin, among others. Highlights today include a long awaited API for Google Trends data, and WeatherBug Pulse for weather data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Whether we like it or not, social media is a powerful marketing tool, and what people are saying about a brand or business can have a noticeable effect; good or bad. What would be really beneficial, is if businesses could be notified immediately whenever their product or brand was mentioned on a social media platform or elsewhere on the web, allowing them to act accordingly. Enter Mention. It's created to do exactly that - allow users to follow mentions online. Mention also provides the Mention API that allows developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.