This code sample is a simple Ruby Sinatra web application illustrating how to authenticate Twitch API calls using the OAuth authorization code flow. The Twitch API allows you to develop your own applications using a rich feature set and provides a way to get data about which streams are live, change information about specific channels, and use Twitch Identity to log into your application. Twitch is a video platform and community for gamers and developers that want to learn how to build tools and integrations for social video platforms.
Gyft opened its doors in 2012 with a focus on transforming plastic gift cards into their much more convenient--and transferable--digital equivalents. Now, it's turned its attention to the gaming industry that rewards players with points, rewards, credits and coins. But when players want to cash out, gamers and others need to avoid high transaction costs, as CEO Vinny Lingham told Sarah Perez of Techcrunch.
There are now 700 social mashups in our mashup directory. Social apps are growing quickly, as we noted when the directory reached 5,000 total mashups. Social mashups now make up 9% of the directory, up from less than 3% in 2008. The growth has been pushed forward primarily by two social stalwarts: the Twitter API and the Facebook API.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Enterprise, Security and Web Site Management. Featured today is an API from Smashrun for data analytics for runners, and an API for Little Green Light donor management. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.