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.
Twitter has reversed its decision to shut off API access to Politwoops, a service that tracks and posts the deleted tweets of politicians. Twitter shut down API access for the U.S. Politwoops site in June of last year, and the remaining Politwoops websites lost API access a few months later.
A Digg community member, suspicious of some top links, used the site's Digg API to uncover a 159 fake accounts. By comparing the stories voted on by these accounts to other stories, he discovered what appeared to be directed fraud and what Digg now calls "tests to find spam vulnerabilities." We spoke to the community member to learn how he used the site's API and what he learned.
Earlier this year, Google requested map data from the Korean government. In response, Korean tech companies Naver and Kakao have increased free limits to their respective maps APIs beyond what Google offers. The government is expected to respond next month but the competition has already started.