Yahoo offers an SDK in Objective C language to integrate social features in iPhone devices. Because some users prefer a portable device, this kit can help to create applications to connect using directories and lists of contacts. Requirements include Xcode development tools, OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher, and iPhone Sample Code. iPhone OS 2.0+ is optional. To develop, users can obtain a new client-based application ID and OAuth consumer key and secret. They can also access the sample code available on GitHub. The social directory part of the SDK contains 2 APIs and enables applications to include user profiles, interests, contact info, age, gender, location, and photo. Accessing the contacts API, projects can encompass features of social relationships between Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Mobile, and third party applications.
The fusion of technology and journalism continues apace. On a Manhattan rooftop next month, an emerging breed of journo-geeks will enjoy a coming-out party of sorts, in the form of a Hacks/Hackers mixer at Gawker's NoLIta headquarters. Across the Atlantic, meanwhile, there's less glitz but growing interest in the marriage of news and technology, as evidenced by the European Journalism Centre's standing-room-only roundtable on data-driven journalism last week in Amsterdam. (I attended and spoke about the creation of the Data Desk at my alma mater, the Los Angeles Times.)
Swipebuster is using the private Tinder API to obtain Tinder user data. Swipebuster can find out if a specific person is using Tinder and can provide the most recent date that person used the Tinder app. Other companies that have had private APIs reverse engineered include Uber, SnapChat, and Tesla.
Basho, a leader in distributed systems software, has announced the version 1.4 release of Riak CS and Riak CS Enterprise cloud storage software. The new version of Riak CS includes the integration with OpenStack and improvements to the Riak CS Users API.