HootSuite launched all the way back in 2008, allowing users to manage their multiple social networks through one, easy-to-use dashboard. Since then, HootSuite has grown into a global social media brand used by individuals, companies, you name it. The dashboard’s services continue to grow, adding the above apps to the directory after releasing its Engagement API earlier this year. At that time, HootSuite attracted Digg, Trendspottr, Instagram, and SlideShare to its App Directory.
The App Directory was launched late last year, and featured tools created by third-party developers to extend the main dashboard. HootSuite itself allows developers to create new apps using the available toolkit, and the apps made are automatically integrated directly into HootSuite streams. The App Directory currently hosts 35 tools and applications, and HootSuite’s latest additions are available as of this posting.
Here are the core functions, via The Next Web:
- Reddit: Users can stream the best content from Reddit, including the Subreddits they subscribe to. They can also share content with their social networks and more.
- StumbleUpon: Users are capable of discovering new content by filtering for sites, topics, users and channels, view StumbleUpon pages in-stream, and share StumbleUpon content to their social networks.
- Scoop.it: Find relevant content to be shared to a user’s social networks via HootSuite, curate content from Twitter and Facebook streams to Scoop.it and more.
- Nexalogy: View interest-maps to see ideas and connections in their social graph. Users can also view details on top concepts and hashtags on Twitter, and see top links related to their account or search term.
- CMP.LY: Users can create social media disclosures in-stream, search for and preview their disclosures in-dash, add disclosures to their social messages and more.
[quote type=”large” align=”left”] “Our newest wave of apps target the growing population of social business users,” says HootSuite CEO, Ryan Holmes. “Consumer-centric platforms now matter more than ever in social business and millions already use networks such as Reddit and StumbleUpon to navigate and curate the web. By integrating these platforms into our App Directory, we open up new ways of exploring external content from our dashboard, while keeping teams collaborating and conversing around social within HootSuite.” [/quote]
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