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New Gnip Push API Service
The Gnip product offerings are growing today as we officially announce a new Push API Service that will help companies more quickly and effectively deliver data to their customers, partners and affiliates. (See the TechCrunch article: Gnip Launches Push API To Create Real-Time Stream Of Business Data )
This new offering leverages the Gnip SaaS Integration Platform but is provided as a complete white-label and embeddable solution adding real-time push to an existing infrastructure. The main capabilities include the following:
- Push Endpoint Management: Easily register service endpoints and APIs to create alternative Push endpoints that are powered by the Gnip platform.
- Real-time Data Delivery: Complete white-label approach allows for company defined URLs to be enhanced for real-time data delivery. Reduce your data latency and infrastructure costs while maintaining control of data access and offloading the delivery to Gnip
- Reporting Dashboard: Access important metrics and usage information for service endpoints through a statistics API or a web-based dashboard
Gnip Now Offers Smarter Activity Feeds With PostRank
Full feeds of data are exciting, but sometimes you need a little something special.
Gnip, the Boulder, Colorado startup aiming to act as a clearinghouse for user activity updates from around the web, announced a partnership today with Canadian firm PostRank, to offer additional versions of Gnip-delivered data feeds, filtered by popularity. Gnip could already deliver anyone a big bucket of user data like photos from Flickr, submissions from Digg or slide shows from SlideShare - but now this partnership will allow customers the option of receiving only those items that were most commented on, linked-to, tweeted about, etc. It's wonky, but it's a whole lot of fun.
Popularity isn't a perfect substitute for quality, but it's not a bad place to start looking. Especially when inbound feeds are being displayed on a 3rd party's website automatically, the ability to crank up or down popularity criteria for inclusion in a feed can be really useful.
Gnip Launches Push API To Create Real-Time Stream Of Business Data
The Web is speeding up and Gnip wants to help push it along. Today, the API aggregation platform is releasing its own Push API which lets any site patch together its own version of Friendfeed or Twitter-like data stream. Gnip will be speaking at TechCrunch’s Real-Time Stream CrunchUp tomorrow on the Real-Time Business panel.
Gnip lets data-consuming services like Plaxo that take data from other services (like Twitter, Facebook Friendfeed, Digg, Delicious, etc.) collect data from requested users pushed to them. Data consumers using Gnip’s platform can get public data streams for over 30 social media networks and sites, including Twitter, Digg, Delicious, YouTube, WordPress, Flickr, Six Apart and others without ever visiting those sites or accessing their individual APIs.
The new push service lets companies filter and white-label the stream so the technology is fully integrated into the business’ infrastructure. Companies list out the most common data requests that are made on their APIs and websites and Gnip will collect the relevant data and deliver it in real-time to any approved third-party. For example, a travel website like Expedia or Kayak may use Gnip’s service to track and deliver real-time information on how customers are interacting with airline deals to the vendors that are listing flights on their site, like American Airlines or Delta. The real-time capabilities would let a travel site analyze real-time data and syndicate changes in fare sales immediately.