The Meetup Node.js SDK by Meetup and collaborator Juan Pablo Kutianski allows to access community features that aim to extend invitations in social media applications. Examples available on GitHub present events, RSVP, groups, and photos. Additional samples at https://github.com/jkutianski/meetup-api/tree/master/examples
With APIs becoming more and more prominent, a growing number of companies are finding success with API-only or API-centric offerings. So is building customer-facing applications a thing of the past? While there is good reason to believe that the trend toward API-focused companies will continue and even accelerate, there are still virtues to building end-to-end solutions.
What would it mean to have a stripped down social network that was also secure? It would look like Tuenti, the social network out of Spain. To give an example of how seriously they take security, the Tuenti API is closed because "of our efforts to be the most private, secure social network on the market..." But if you play nice, they can make exceptions for commercial apps and games they have tested.