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.
The number of “as a Service” types continues to grow and we are even seeing services that help you build your own service. PublishMyData falls into this category as it offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) which enables you to offer your Data as a Service (DaaS) and it supports linked data.
Topsy, a search tool based on real-time social media activity, has unveiled a new service called Topsy Social Analytics that tracks the rise and fall in popularity of specific pieces of online content as well as broader trends in online discussion. The analytics tool, like the Topsy API, uses publicly available data from Twitter to rank content and identify trends.