Key to the potential growth of DataSift is having 3rd partly developers build applications on top of it. In an early effort to show that we understand developers needs we have built out our own App Store so that applications that use our platform can be easily found by our own users. The store is design to allow many types of applications, these can be mobile, web based or even code libraries that use our API. We categorize applications so users will be able to find by platform, product type (e.g. CRM, Desktop Client).
The App Store is integrated back into the core DataSift platform in a number of ways. The first is that user sign-in is still via the core DataSift site – (the App Store will be hosted at http://apps.datasift.net) application listings will also be shared into DataSift itself – so when end users go to a stream they are suggested applications from the Store to use to consume those streams (and we can even suggest those based upon what kind of platform they are using when accessing the site.) The second is that you can ‘like’ a application to put it in a list of Apps you want to be able to access quickly in the future.
Below is a quick video of the Store in action.
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