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.
Despite the fact that the costs associated with hacking and data breaches have arguably never been higher, recent API-related security incidents involving large companies, T-Mobile and Accenture, highlight the fact that basic API security best practices are still often not being adhered to.
Social networks have erupted in popularity in the last 15 years; companies like Myspace and LinkedIn soon became household names. Today, facebook has over 800 million active users and counting. It quickly became clear that social networks could be used for more than connecting with friends; they could connect employees, community groups, and the unemployed with potential employers. Today, companies like GROU.PS, allow for easy creation of personalized networks that allow anyone to create their own social sites. With the GROU.PS API information from GROU.PS sites can easily be integrated into existing platforms.
Anyone worth their weight in tweets knows the importance of the 'trending topic'. Twitter is an exceptional social tool, not only for witty banter, but for serious business too. Staying on top of trending topics is vital in the attempt to stay current and relevant, and to know what your target audience is talking about. But how relevant are the trending topics determined by Twitter? For the English speaking world; extremely relevant. For the rest of the world; not so much.