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It's surely a sign of APIs growing up when enterprise vendors are building tools to utilize them. Business management solutions company SAP AG has a new solution that helps businesses and organizations gain insights into market trends and customer sentiment in real-time. The "SAP Rapid-Deployment Solution for Sentiment Intelligence with SAP HANA" loads text data from any Web Channel that has a publicly available API. Once the data is into its system, SAP's software takes over.
After our recent look at the growth of social APIs, we thought we'd look back at the history of the category. We added the Plazes API in September, 2005. In terms of the web, this is recent history. In terms of APIs, we might as well be looking at scrolls. In fact, less than half of the first 10 social APIs are still alive today. Below you'll find a list of those trailblazing 10, along with a status for each of them.
A recently leaked developer document from Microsoft foretells of an upcoming Xbox Clubs API. Xbox Clubs was a feature released last year that enables Xbox Live users to create social groups. Eager developers anticipate a major opportunity to transform Xbox Live into a social hub through the API.