Practical Guide to the Google+ Platform
Would you like to integrate Google+ with an existing website, or build your own social application on the platform? Developing with Google+ takes you on a tour of the Google+ APIs, with lots of concrete examples and hands-on projects. You'll learn how to take advantage of Google+ social plug-ins, communicate more » programmatically with Google+ over REST APIs, and author real-time Hangout Apps.
Over the course of this book, you'll follow the progress of a fictional company, Baking Disasters, as it incorporates all the features of the Google+ platform. « less
Seeing Your Startup Through, from Idea to IPO
In just under a decade, Facebook has gone from a Harvard prodigy's dorm-room experiment to an essential part of the social life of hundreds of millions of children, teens, and adults across the globe. It's no surprise, then, that the company has been the subject of countless magazine articles, books, more » and even movies. But despite the extensive coverage that has been given to the company in the years since founder Mark Zuckerberg first took Facebook live on Harvard's server, one question remains unanswered: From a business standpoint, how, exactly, did Facebook do it? « less
for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Beginning iOS Apps with Facebook and Twitter APIs shows you how to add the power of social networking to your mobile apps on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With this book as your guide, you can write apps that connect to Facebook and Twitter quickly, securely, and discreetly. Instead of starting from more » scratch, you will build on the vast resources, data storage capacity, and familiar features of these platforms which have become part of everyday life for hundreds of millions of users worldwide.
Beginning iOS Apps with Facebook and Twitter APIs introduces you to the development tools, techniques, and design practices you will need to work with the APIs. It helps you decide whether to use Facebook, Twitter, or both, and explains the important issues of design, branding, and permissible use guidelines. You will learn how to guarantee privacy and use OAuth for authentication and single sign-on. « less
Want to build the next runaway Facebook app like Farmville or Mafia Wars? Interested in leveraging Facebook app development as part of a marketing strategy? Whether you want to build your own Facebook app from scratch, extend an existing Facebook app, or create a game, this book gets you up and running more » in no time. Master the Facebook toolkit, get acquainted with the Facebook Markup and Query languages, navigate the Facebook API - even learn how to make money with your new app! « less
The book that should have come with the site
If you want to gain more control over your social networking activities with Google+, this jargon-free guide helps you quickly master the ins and outs of the site. Learn how to organize your contacts, hold video chats with as many as ten people, and determine exactly who may learn what about you. With more » this book, youâll navigate Google+ with ease. « less
Anyone familiar with Zynga's Farmville understands how fun and addictive real-time social games can be. This hands-on guide shows you how to design and build one of these games from start to finish, with nothing but open source tools. You'll learn how to render graphics, animate with sprites, add sound, more » validate scores to prevent cheating, and more, using detailed examples and code samples.
Analyzing Data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Media Sites
Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn generate a tremendous amount of valuable social data, but how can you find out who's making connections with social media, what theyâre talking about, or where theyâre located? This concise and practical book shows you how to answer these questions and more. You'll more » learn how to combine social web data, analysis techniques, and visualization to help you find what you've been looking for in the social haystack, as well as useful information you didn't know existed.
Each standalone chapter introduces techniques for mining data in different areas of the social Web, including blogs and email. All you need to get started is a programming background and a willingness to learn basic Python tools. « less
Building Viral Experiences with OpenSocial, OAuth, OpenID, and Distributed Web Frameworks
Social networking has made one thing clear: websites and applications need to provide users with experiences tailored to their preferences. This in-depth guide shows you how to build rich social frameworks, using open source technologies and specifications. You'll learn how to create third-party applications more » for existing sites, build engaging social graphs, and develop products to host your own socialized experience.
Programming Social Apps focuses on the OpenSocial platform, along with Apache Shindig, OAuth, OpenID, and other tools, demonstrating how they work together to help you solve practical issues. Each chapter uncovers a new layer in the construction of highly viral social applications and platforms. « less
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you'll learn how to build great new social applications with the latest versions of the Twitter API. Using this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, you'll discover all you can do with the Twitter API, and master everything from the absolute basics to more » the newest innovations. One step at a time, you'll learn how to build Twitter clients and extend them with more powerâ¦ use advanced features like streaming and geotagging... even build mobile Twitter apps for iPhone and Android! Each lesson builds on what you've already learned resulting in a fully functional Twitter application, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success, even if you're completely new to Twitter development! « less
Facebook Markup Language Fundamentals
Do you have an idea for a Facebook application? With FBML Essentials, you'll learn how to build it quickly using the Facebook Markup Language (FBML) and other easy-to-use tools in the site's framework. This book not only gets you started with this toolkit, you also get a complete reference on every FBML more » tag Facebook has ever written, with advice on the best ways to use these tags in your code. « less