With the Skyttle official Ruby Client Library, developers can integrate word extraction and text analytics functionalities into applications. Such features could be useful to recognize name entry, use sentiment analysis, and monitor social media. See how sentiment analysis works with a restaurant conversation example at http://www.skyttle.com/demoout
The whole point of investing in Big Data is to drive the development of a new generation of data-driven applications. The challenge most organizations will face is that once they build those applications they will need to have a robust set of APIs through which to share the information those applications create.