Pinder is a Python client library for Campfire, the chat application from 37Signals. Campfire utilizes vanilla XML/JSON over HTTP and returns Account, Rooms, Search, Messages and more. Campfire is like instant messaging, but designed exclusively for groups and allows you to save transcripts, share text, files, and code in real time.
API service provider Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) has launched a new app directory at SXSW which features apps built on Mashery hosted APIs. It’s a great thing for three distinct groups. First, it helps the API providers who partner with Mashery by encouraging API usage through the apps. Second, it helps app developers seeking to build an audience. Third, it helps consumers that might be interested in finding an app that uses a particular API. Granted, those would be your super savvy mobile app consumers, but that doesn’t seem so far fetched after a week at "spring break for geeks."
The power of social media is something that businesses have and are quickly catching on to, as the amount of valuable data available from this source can play a big part in big business decision making. Buzzboot is a service that aims to seize this valuable information and create a tool to help businesses achieve more. It's a social media business platform that allows companies to retrieve, monitor, manage and evaluate relevant data from forums, blogs and social networks. Users can maximise this data mining extraction experience with the help of Buzzboot's API.