•   almost 5 years ago

Yammer Hacks and APIs

Hello, hackers! The Yammer team is really excited to be joining you this weekend and seeing your projects. Our developer site (https://developer.yammer.com/) lists all of our REST APIs, OAuth, SDKs, and Embed documentation (embed Yammer feeds in your site within minutes!).

We even have a best practices page to help spark some ideas for quick and easy hacks (https://developer.yammer.com/create/).

Yammer APIs give you access to over 10 million enterprise users and network data - we really look forward to seeing what you build. Let us know if you have any questions and come say hi at our booth!

  • 10 comments

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Hello! We do as a company but our product isn't around sustainability.

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    @TheLastApp - What do you mean by sustainability? Can you please provide more information.

    While Yammer does not have any specific objectives around sustainability as an organization, though Microsoft has many. From a hacking, app and platform perspective we creating a hack that links a companies users to sustainability projects could be an interesting idea. We are happy to explore the topic with you.

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    @christinawfan I have a few technical questions I hope you can answer:
    - Yammer app directory: are these hosting on your servers or developers?
    - Writing an app for Yammer: do we have access to machine information. e.g. JMX metrics, JVM heap stats etc?

    Thanks

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Hey Sion, answers below!
    - Yammer app directory: are these hosting on your servers or developers? The directory is part of our Yammer's core and is hosted on our servers but every third party app on the App Directory is an independently hosted app (a la facebook and spotify).
    - Writing an app for Yammer: do we have access to machine information. e.g. JMX metrics, JVM heap stats etc? No machine information, only user or network data. For obtaining user and network data, you have two options: 1) REST, which can be called from any user on a free or paid network: https://developer.yammer.com/restapi/ 2) Data Export, which can only be accessed in paid networks: https://about.yammer.com/success/activate/admin-guide/monitoring-your-data/export-data/ For a hackathon, I'd highly recommend going down the REST route but if you'd like to play around with the Data Export, let us know and we'll get you set up.

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Is there a dummy email account/group which can be used for development? I have no idea whether my company has a Yammer account and probably wouldn't want to use it for this even if they do! Thanks.

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    It's free to sign up for a Yammer account. If your company has an account you and easily create a private group to test in.

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Hi guys

    We're struggling with web authentication and the rest api, where can we chat with you guys?

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Hey Ammaar, any specifics you can provide on those two topics?

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Hey Gregory, no worries! It was super simple in the end, pretty straightforward API :)

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Great. Looking forward to seeing what you built!

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