Apis

In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) specifies how some software components should interact with each other.In addition to accessing databases or computer hardware, such as hard disk drives or video cards, an API can be used to ease the work of programming graphical user interface components. In practice, many times an API comes in the form of a library that includes specifications for routines, data structures, object classes, and variables. In some other cases, notably for SOAP and REST services, an API comes as just a specification of remote calls exposed to the API consumers.
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    • Now Hear This: Facebook Debuts Live Audio

      A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but words are still worth something to Facebook. The social network Tuesday announced the introduction of Live Audio, a way for publishers to broadcast audio-only content live. Product specialist Shirley Ip and software engineer Bhavana Radhakrishnan announced the new feature in a Facebook Media blog post, also pitching it as a way for publ ...

      David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 18 readers -
    • 3 Ways to Turn Your Customers Into an Effective Marketing Channel

      A common challenge for startups is how to generate awareness and attract new customers. Many don’t have the resources to pursue traditional marketing or public-relations efforts, and must find creative ways to increase their visibility. One channel that’s especially valuable for these companies is word-of-mouth marketing, a medium that is more effective than any other form of advertising.

      AllFacebookin Twitter- 11 readers -
    • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

      Facebook’s efforts to bolster its relationships with media and news organizations and journalists continued with Wednesday’s introduction of the Facebook Journalism Project. Director of product Fidji Simo introduced Facebook Journalism Project in a Newsroom post, saying that the initiative has three objectives: collaborative development of news products for the social netwo ...

      David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • Snapchat Offers Advertisers ‘Sequenced Messaging’ of Multiple Video Ads

    … Snapchat is encouraging its advertisers to bundle their video ads. Sources told Lauren Johnson of SocialTimes parent Adweek that the messaging application is pitching the new ad packages as “sequenced messaging,” allowing advertisers to run consecutive video ads with different creative within its Discover section, in order to tell one story…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 10 readers -
  • Parse Reminds Developers About Jan. 30 Shutdown

    … Parse co-founder Kevin Lacker issued a reminder that the cloud application platform is shuttering Jan. 30. Facebook announced last January that it was pulling the plug on Parse—which it acquired in April 2013—to focus more resources on “high-impact products and services in areas like analytics, monetization, discovery and authentication…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Jarvis, His 2016 Personal Challenge

    … How much progress has Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made in fulfilling his New Year’s resolution for 2016? Zuckerberg said in a Jan. 3 Facebook post that his personal challenge for 2016 was to use artificial intelligence to create a personal assistant, which he described as his own version of Jarvis from Iron Man. On Monday, he…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • Facebook Live + 360 Video = Live 360

    … There are Facebook Live livestreamed videos and 360 video 360-degree videos, and now, there is Live 360. Product manager Supratik Lahiri and software engineer Chetan Gupta announced in a Newsroom post that Facebook will launch Live 360 video Tuesday (Dec. 13) at noon PT/3 p.m. ET, with National Geographic going live from the Mars Desert Research…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Facebook Pulls Facebook Live API Access From Prisma

    … Photo- and video-editing application Prisma announced earlier this month that iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 users could stream live on Facebook with the iOS app’s visual effects applied to their streams, but not anymore. Natasha Lomas of TechCrunch reported that Facebook revoked Prisma’s access to its application-programming interface, telling…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Facebook Gets Caught Up in CrowdTangle

    … Facebook announced its acquisition of CrowdTangle, a platform that helps publishers formulate and monitor the performance of their content. A statement on the CrowdTangle homepage from CEO Brandon Silverman and vice president of business development Matt Garmur indicated that the platform would continue to serve clients despite the company’s…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 11 readers -
  • Facebook Gameroom Added as Unity Editor Build Target

    … Facebook Games Arcade is now Facebook Gameroom, and the desktop application for Windows was added as a build target for Unity Editor from Unity Technologies. Facebook Gameroom allows users to play web, ported mobile and Gameroom-native games in an app outside of the social network’s environment, and it is available to users with Windows 7 and up…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • Twitter Adds Quick Replies, Welcome Messages to DMs From Brands

    Businesses on Twitter can now take advantage of two new features for the social network’s direct messages: quick replies and welcome messages. Product manager Ian Cairns introduced the new features Tuesday in a blog post, saying that they begin rolling out Tuesday. According to Cairns, welcome messages allow businesses to greet users and set expectations for DM conversation ...

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 11 readers -
  • Since-Fixed Bug Affected Facebook Page Insights From Oct. 4-14

    … and post engagement counts when reviewing their Page Insights for this time period. This also affected all post engagement-related metrics in the Pages Insights APIs (application-programming interfaces). This bug did not affect the count of Reactions featured on posts that were promoted/paid, nor did it affect how ads were delivered or billed. The impact…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 11 readers -
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