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Why is launching a new API and SDK for integrated social data

By Shane Green (@shanegreen on Twitter) and Tarik Kurspahic (@TarikTech)

Anyone familiar with and our mission knows we are focused on empowering people with their data. We are building a data-driven future aligned with the needs and interests of people — where individuals can securely and privately aggregate, analyse and share massive quantities of data from across their life.

This user-centric approach to data also holds enormous promise for developers and companies who want to collaborate with their users in a win-win data partnership.

We think social data is a great place to start, and we have launched a new API and SDK for accessing normalised, integrated user data from five of the top social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Flickr.

The idea is simple:

— A single integration to access tons more social data from your users wherever they may be

— Break free of onerous terms of service

— More data + new rules such as GDPR = more opportunity to innovate

— Fully GDPR complient

— Democratising data by promoting the mission of empowering people

We are constantly amazed at the things people build when they have access to data and the freedom to innovate. provides a permission-based way for you to seek access to ever-expanding datasets far beyond social, including financial, wearables, health and entertainment directly from your users.

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