The Twitter Kit for Android, supported by Twitter as part of the Fabric developer suite, helps developers create Android applications that integrate various Twitter functionalities. The SDK can be used to implement easy Twitter login, composing tweets, displaying tweets, and authentication all from a 3rd party application. The Twitter Kit includes "TwitterCore" for standard login, "TweetUi," for displaying a user's Twitter stream, "TweetComposer," for composing and posting new tweets, and "Digits," a new way that users can verify with Twitter via their mobile phone number over SMS-based authentication.
Google this week released a new API for Friend Connect (our new Friend Connect API Profile), its relatively new service that enables social networking features to be easily added to any existing web site (utilizing copy and paste code that leverages OpenID, OAuth, and OpenSocial). The API allows developers to tap into some of the core features of Friend Connect.
In the densely populated world of social media, it can become difficult for businesses to identify who best to engage with in order to achieve what they need to on the web; it’s hard to tell the real experts and the influential from those who simply aren’t. Little Bird is a platform that exists to tackle this issue. The service provides tools that allow users to quickly identify and engage with the right experts in their relevant fields, and in so doing, take the necessary steps towards building that respected expert status themselves. Little Bird also provides the Little Bird API that allows developers to use this service and integrate it with other applications.
Google is asking developers to update their apps with the latest Android APIs and authentication protocols as it retires some functionality and leaves obsolete tools in the dust. In particular, the Bind_Listener API for Android Wear is being deprecated and OAuth 1.0 is being retired.