The Twitter Kit for iOS, supported by Twitter as part of the Fabric developer suite, helps developers create iOS 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 iOS Twitter Kit includes "Login" for standard login, "Twitter API," for iOS driven API requests, "Tweet Views," for displaying a user's Twitter stream, "Tweet Compose," 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 Buzz is a new service that takes aim at Facebook and Twitter by providing the ability to post links, photos and status updates directly from your Gmail account. And right off the bat Google has released the accompanying API.
Echo, best known for its online commenting tools, recently launched an ambitious service called StreamServer to aid brands in creating their own "white label" social media sites. Media brands like ESPN and Newsweek want to capitalize on the investment in their content. The problem is that the attention of consumers and lucrative revenue streams are focused on on social sites like Twitter and Facebook. Echo StreamServer API aims to tip the balance in favor of brands by offering the tools to forge scalable near real-time social sites of their own.
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.