Drops brings viewers closer to games by rewarding them for viewing. It allows you to create an ecosystem that extends outside the game and enriches the experience when viewers return. This code sample is a simple PHP application illustrating how to authenticate players, create connections to VHS, and process VHS heartbeats. Twitch will POST the Viewer Heartbeat Service JSON formatted data to your designated HTTPS endpoint every minute, on each reported channel. 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.
Less than a month ago, Google made all public activities available via its "firehose." Last week, the search giant updated the Buzz API again with several interesting features, including a limited firehose, which is calls a "garden hose."
The semantic text mining Alchemy API is now a member of the API Billionaires Club. The service, which makes sense of raw unstructured data, averages 65-75 million requests per day, according to Alchemy's Elliot Turner. That brings the monthly count above 2 billion API requests.