I’m happy to announce HootSuite as an API sponsor! It’s great to see Vancouver’s own stepping up to participate, and it will be great to see what local developers come up with for both the APIs and SDK that HootSuite makes available. Mark Holder (Director of Integration Partners) and Geordie Henderson (Director of APIs and Integrations) will be on hand to meet and support developers interested in building for the HootSuite platform during the event. Here are more details on the API from Mark & Geordie:
HootSuite is proud to support the local developer community as an API Sponsor at this year’s HackVAN. In addition to supporting the local developer community, we are also always actively recruiting superstars to join our team, located a short walk from where HackVAN will be hosted.
For this year’s event, HootSuite has not one, but two APIs and an SDK for the hacker’s stack. HackVAN participants will have early access to the HootSuite Engagement and Geo Analytics APIs, in addition to the beloved dashboard’s App Directory SDK.
The App Directory SDK provides developers the opportunity to build custom apps, or plugins, that fit in the HootSuite dash as streams, and are capable of interacting with other dashboard components. Currently available apps include YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Digg, GetSatisfaction, Constant Contact, InboxQ, and Trendspottr, each of which leverage the various methods supplied in the SDK. Methods supported include: sharing of syndicated content across all of a user’s social networks, automatically shorten links, preview images, read, write and filter data within streams, provide insight into a user’s network with pop-up user bios, and more.
The HootSuite Engagement API opens up HootSuite’s core social network management and message publishing functionality. Applications using the Engagement API will allow HootSuite users to draft, schedule and publish messages across all of their social networks from any data source, and provision and organize their team members for collaborative social activity. The Engagement API was made public earlier this year.
Geo Analytics API
The HootSuite Geo Analytics API provides facilities to track and analyze user check-in data. The API provides services for defining geo analytics profiles that aggregate physical locations and map them to Facebook Places and Foursquare venues. Once profiles have been defined, analytics data for all check-in’s is automatically collected and made available via the API.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your API Keys, to get set up on the SDK Developer Portal, or for any questions you may have about HootSuite developer resources. You can also reach out to us on Twitter @HootSuite_Apps (SDK) or @HootSuite_API (APIs), and we’ll be following the #HackVAN hashtag. Oh yeah, and if you think you’ve got what it takes to join the nest, please visit the HootSuite job board.
Developers Site - http://hootsuite.com/developers
SDK Information - http://hootsuite.com/apps/developers
SDK Documentation - https://sites.google.com/site/hootsuiteappdevelopers/
Engagement API Information - http://hootsuite.com/apis/engagement
App Directory Information - http://hootsuite.com/appdirectory