February 25, 2015
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Buffer, a social media manger, opened the Buffer API last week beyond its internal apps. According to co-founder, Leo Wildrich, the decision sprung from its single purpose as a company: "How can we make sharing links, videos and images to your social networks easier and more powerful?" Unlike its main competitors, Hootsuite and Sprout Social, Buffer "focus[es] on non-original content sharing, especially photos, videos and articles" states Tech Crunch. As Buffer launches its API, and attempts to make sharing easier, Wildrich stressed that Buffer aims "to build a new sharing standard...across the web."
JetSetMe is a project that visually displays the roaming habits of mobile phones that operate on the O2 network. The company Provides the JetSetMe API that allows developers to create applications that make use of this data. In the United Kingdom O2, owned by Telefónica, is the second-largest telecommunications provider. JetSetMe taps into network resources to access the information necessary to understand how users move throughout Europe.