With the Tumblr Java SDK by Tumblr, developers can wrap the API to access social, blogging, content, and media features. Basic usage shows information to authenticate user, post, and tag. Pagination, Maven, and running tests available. By Kevin Coughlin.
The business networking site LinkedIn has now launched a new application platform they call InApps. It's an OpenSocial-based platform that enables third-party developers to create applications that get embedded into LinkedIn user's profiles. While this follows along the model used of Facebook, MySpace and host of other social platforms, it differs in its emphasis on being business centric in nature and, like the service itself, follows a much more controlled and button-downed approach. And like the LinkedIn API that we reported on last year, access is limited based on an approval process.
Meta has announced the general availability of the WhatsApp Cloud API, a cloud-based version of the platform’s enterprise offering. This new product is intended to expand access to the service to smaller businesses that may not benefit from all of the enterprise APIs capabilities.
Social site Tumblr announced that users of the Tumblr API will now have the Neue Post Format (NPF) available to them when consuming or creating posts. NPF is a JSON-based specification that takes post content and breaks it into discreet content blocks, each of which are defined by a type field.