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
Rumblefish, champion of what is good and just and legally musical, will help you change your tune for the better. This company has produced a music licensing API so that you can add copyrighted songs to your YouTube videos. Of course the concept can be applied more widely and liberally. Rumblefish has even devised custom license ‘portals’ that present licensing options based on the intended use of the music. This implies that the agreement and cost of licensing a track could be more expensive depending on where and how it is used.
Just how much are people talking about Justin Bieber? How ga-ga are they for Lady Gaga? Viralheat has a platform for tracking these sorts of social trends and now the data in over 4,000 searches is available for free. Today the company announced its new Social Trends endpoint for the Viralheat API.
Facebook this week introduced two major sets of developer tools for interacting with its various services. The company released a new software development kit for Apple's Swift programming language, and added lots of new features to its Graph API 2.7. Both toolsets are available in preview form.