Twitter Hosebird Client (hbc) is a Java HTTP client code library that consumes Twitter’s Streaming API. In Github, users can find features pertinent to GZip support, OAuth support, and relevant events. Also, they can see introductory tips, quick start example, details, modules, and testing guides. The authors are Steven Liu and Kevin Oliver. To report issues, users can visit https://github.com/twitter/hbc/issues
When Nate Drouin, the founder and CEO of Fundraise.com, first sat down with Dustin Dulginow of Atlas Venture he had already finished development of the Fundraise.com Iphone/Ipad applications (the Fundraise.com API came later). That lunch meeting must have gone well because Atlas Venture later became one of the investors that contributed to a $1.2 million round of seed money for the startup.
Location-sharing service Gowalla is preparing to launch its long-awaited write API (our Gowalla API profile). The move could makes its platform as desirable as its main competitor, FourSquare. With it, comes the need to relinquish a bit of control of the user experience, something Gowalla has considered an important factor of its success.