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Anyone in Hawaii doing development on top of Twitter's APIs?

Just curious. I wanted to talk to someone about what's involved in building something out that piggybacks on microblogging networks. For reference, see www.stocktwits.com. Happy holidays!

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Comment by Alex Salkever on March 23, 2009 at 2:43pm
Sorry for the delay, had a major hiccup. Would love to speak to some of you folks about building out a simple app and what it might cost. I am not a coder. Thanks!
Comment by Laurence A. Lee on January 26, 2009 at 9:41am
FYI, the blogs have been abuzz about Twitter's APIs, and building businesses upon Twitter.

Chris Cummer has a rather harsh but sobering opinion against building a business upon Twitter:
http://www.postal-code.com/binarycode/2009/01/23/build-a-business-o...
Comment by Philip Johnson on January 2, 2009 at 7:19am
We've recently built an open source application on top of Hackystat that supports, among other things, "auto-tweeting" summaries of developer activities. The application is called Tickertape and the Twitter component is part of a larger effort to understand mixed initiative (agent and human) coordination for software develo....
Comment by Rob Bertholf on December 30, 2008 at 9:15am
I would also be interested in speaking about Twitter mashups, started writing a few simple apps from their REST API
Comment by Alex Salkever on December 26, 2008 at 11:04am
The REST APIs appeared to be closer. If anyone has any interest in collaborating on the tech side, would love to chat. I have ideas for the business / marketing side.
Comment by Cameron Souza on December 26, 2008 at 10:32am
Yes. They have good REST APIs that are easy to use.
Comment by Jesse Barros on December 23, 2008 at 9:24pm
There's a summary of what data is available from Twitter's developer blog.

It sounds like the firehose is coming soon, but it's not quite ready yet. For a popular service, consuming the firehose might be useful, but for smaller services it probably won't be worth the trouble.
Comment by Alex Salkever on December 23, 2008 at 11:03am
Thanks, Jesse: I am not sure if the Search API is the right focus but its close. I am looking to do a combined project that includes aggregation of a specific type of commercial tweets posted by a specific type of business in a timely fashion. It would also need to allow followers to set a calendar for their following period so it will automatically turn off after a specific number of days (probably not mandatory but would be nice to have).
Comment by Alex Salkever on December 23, 2008 at 11:01am
Thanks,
Comment by Jesse Barros on December 23, 2008 at 1:25am
If you're looking to build something like stocktwits, the approach would probably be to query Twitter's Search API. Like everything else about Twitter, the API is very simple - anybody who can work with AJAX shouldn't have a problem with it.

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