This LinkedIn Java library available on GitHub helps to authenticate, obtain profile, display contacts, and update status on LinkedIn. Other social media outlets that can benefit with the same features include Facebook, Twitter, and Google. The 3 singularities of this library in social auth are useful if an application requires oAuth from external providers such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Facebook, and Twitter; if the app offers easy user registration; and if the app aims to import contacts from networking sites. Created by 3pillarslabs.
The whole concept of a programmable Web may just be too important to rely solely on APIs. That's the thinking behind a Linked Data Working Group initiative led by the W3C that expects to create a standard for embedding URLs directly within application code to more naturally integrate applications. Backed by vendors such as IBM and EMC, the core idea is to create more reliable method for integrating applications that more easily scales by not creating unnecessary dependencies of APIs and middleware.
As a developer, you can figure out how to make your program connect to Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and Email. Or you can use the Embarke API and connect just to Embarke, a messaging platform that connects you to them all. You can skip learning the specifics of how to connect to each of them. The REST API's website has a five minute tutorial video on how to use this gateway to its developer tools for social communications.
You can't catch a fish without enticing bait. It's a fact; incentive gets people to take action. When it comes to the web, every company wants to get potential customers or fans to interact with their brand and demonstrate loyalty, and the best way to do that is to offer users something exciting for their efforts. Push Entertainment is a service that offers a range of loyalty applications for consumer brands. The company also provides an API that allows developers access to this data.