The Yahoo Fantasy Sports Node.js Wrapper by Luke DeWitt is a node module created for developers to wrap the Yahoo Fantasy Sports API. This tool acts as a helper for interacting with the API, and adds for ease of use when querying endpoints and parsing responses. Yahoo Fantasy Sports is the world's largest fantasy sports provider, allowing users to compete against each other using statistics from real-world competitions. The Yahoo Fantasy Sports API provides rich data on leagues, teams and player information.
Twitch today announced the Twitch Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK), which will eventually let mobile device gamers capture, archive, and live-broadcast their games to Twitch, a social network for gamers that already has a large presence on consoles and PCs. Android and iOS device owners have access to the Twitch community through a dedicated mobile app, but it allows only for viewing and interacting with content that's already been posted to the site. For mobile gaming fanatics, things are about to get a whole lot more interesting.
Facebook just announced its acquisition of SportStream. Although SportStream identifies itself as a "group of die-hard sports fans," the story underneath the acquisition truly represents an API story. Over the past few months, Facebook has been building its developer toolkit with an armory of new APIs and media partners have begun to flock to its new capabilities. The platform underlying SportStream, SportsBase, and its associated API will give Facebook greater visibility into sports-based conversations across the social media ecosystem.