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.
Last week I read an article written by Kin Lane's Lack of Pinterest API is a Lack of API Business Strategy. The article points out that Pinterest has been developing a public API since May 2011. Though there once was API documentation for Pinterest, the company has yet to officially make the Pinterest API available to the public.
Today, the LinkedIn engineering team will announce the open source release of its Rest.li API Hub. LinkedIn released Rest.li as open source just over a year ago. In that time, adoption has been swift and now over half of remote calls use Rest.li. In a nutshell, Rest.li constitutes a REST framework for building scalable RESTful architectures
The business social network LinkedIn is shutting off access to its LinkedIn API for one company over what LinkedIn calls a terms of service violation. Headhunting app Pealk released a notice that it "will be no more" by next week. It raises the importance of reading the legal details, as well as the different definitions of open.