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Twitter has cut Emojitracker's access to its Streaming API, causing its creator, Matthew Rothenberg, to announce that he will shut the service down in April. Emojitracker provides a real-time visualization of emoji symbol usage on Twitter and has tracked some 14 billion emoji tweets.
Gnip adds a search API to its Twitter tools. Nest opens its thermostat to integration with an API. Plus: Apple to hold iOS7 developer tech talks, and 11 new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, twenty were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twenty, which included the Gnip YouTube Comments API. The basic idea of the API is to aid social media managers with harnessing the value from users comments and applying those values in ways that will help the company.
Gnip, never ceasing to expand access to social media data, has launched its YouTube Comments API. With the new API, Gnip hopes to offer more value to social media managers with regards to insight-rich comments that often prove difficult to harness as comments continue far after a YouTube post. Gnip includes the API as part of its famed Enterprise Data Collector.
The Gnip API continues its focus on social data, providing new ways to filter the Twitter firehose. There are a lot of complaints about OAuth, but one presentation warns not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Plus: New York Times announces new developer events, a new API billionaire and 18 new APIs.
The Tumblr firehose is now available via the Gnip API. A new daily deal API is focused on a new place: the deal sites themselves. Plus: API packaging, gambling in the cloud and 8 new APIs.
Backend-as-a-service company Parse found a vulnerability in Facebook's Android SDK that allowed apps to masquerade as users. Gnip has added to its network of social streams by partnering with the Twitter of China. Plus: Amazon in app purchases, an API for summer jobs and APIs to improve mobile performance.
A timeline traces Spotify's path from music listening app to "OS of Music." Gnip adds some tweet filtering operators. Plus: will ESPN come to Siri, FullContact's pricing two-step and 11 new APIs.
The Google Maps API took a hit in France as non-competitive. The Gnip API now lets its customers go back in time, tweet-wise, retroactively tracking specific terms. Plus: APIs for hustlers, putting the "why" in user permissions and 10 new APIs.
Today Facebook announced 60 approved partners for its Open Graph, which allows them to add actions to the Facebook Timeline. Amazon also added a new API to its cloud offerings, a homegrown NoSQL database. That was among the 13 new APIs on a busy day in APIs.
Social data aggregator Gnip is partnering with Twitter to provide access to the microblogging giant's firehose at various levels through its Gnip API, but only for analysis, not display. Additionally, Twitter is transitioning all "gardenhose" developers--those receiving 10% of the Twitter stream--over to Gnip's service. Twitter, which has carefully chosen firehose customers in the past, now can focus on its core product, rather than directly selling access to its users' data.
Consuming APIs is something most developers--and even some non-developers--are doing most of the time. It's becoming more common to build an API, in addition to using them. For all of those of you who are just getting your feet wet with this process, data portability service Gnip has shared a few pointers to keep you on the straight and narrow.
Three months after its initial launch, much-talked-about data portability service Gnip has released version 2.0 of its API, as well as the first glimpse of a business model. As we covered back in March, Gnip's goal is to "connect Data Consumers to Data Publishers in a low-latency, highly-scalable standards-based way." Gnip is a sort of proxy that makes data from diverse Publishers--services like Delicious or Twitter, which create activity content--available in a unified format, and notifies Consumers--like FriendFeed or Plaxo--via a push interface when new data is available. The new version of the API adds full data delivery, XMPP support, and advanced data filtering.
Gnip today announced a much needed piece of the web services infrastructure - a proxy service that sits between Data Publishers (like Digg, Flickr, and Twitter) and Data Consumers (like Plaxo and MyBlogLog) as a means to make moving structured data between services more efficient, flexible and scalable.