The Meetup Java SDK by Meetup provides API interaction to access community features that can be implemented into social applications. Sample code presents client settings, event search criteria, and list of events.
The emergence of mobile device checkin activity is creating a wealth of information about the real world. However, successfully finding and effectively using opinions provided by people you trust on your social graph can be a challenge. Springpad, the maker of personal task management products and Springpad API that help users organize their digital lives, is releasing a new feature called Friends Stuff that aims to help you get the most out of the recommendations buried in your online social network.
There are many ways for websites to tap into online social networking services to allow their users to connect with each other. Now, for publishers who want to add social network functions to already existing websites, Yahoo! has announced their new Updates API, a web service that provides permission-based access to the actions of any user with a Yahoo! account. As part of Yahoo!'s Open Strategy (Y!OS), this API essentially allows developers to treat the Yahoo! network as a social networking platform (for more on Y!OS see our coverage of the initial Y!OS announcement and their YQL launch).