Whether we like it or not, social media is a powerful marketing tool, and what people are saying about a brand or business can have a noticeable effect; good or bad. What would be really beneficial, is if businesses could be notified immediately whenever their product or brand was mentioned on a social media platform or elsewhere on the web, allowing them to act accordingly. Enter Mention. It's created to do exactly that - allow users to follow mentions online. Mention also provides the Mention API that allows developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.
It's a good time to be a Facebook developer, because the social network keeps adding new ways to interact with their Facebook platform. Along with the create application API we covered, there's an improved events interface and the long-awaited ads API.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recommendations, Location, and Astronomy. Highlights include the new Snapchat SnapKit SDKs, Monique.io key-value storage API, and an API for filtering out profanity. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.