Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Twubble with Twitter

Dion Almaer interviewed me about Twubble for the Google Developer Podcast:

If you use Twitter, Twubble can look at your existing friends' friends and recommend new people for you to follow. It's a stupid simple idea, but I think the execution and fun factor have won people over.

I wrote Twubble in a couple nights of hacking in bed after the kid went to sleep. I used the latest Google Web Toolkit milestone which supports Java 5 (flawlessly from my experience). I was writing Javascript code (server and client side) for years before I ever got into Java, but I have to say, you'd be crazy to write AJAX apps any other way than GWT nowadays.

6 Comments:

Blogger Luke Gedeon said...

Bob,

Thanks for doing twubble it is really cool. I also found http://www.twitterlocal.net/ quite helpful and it would be really cool if you could combine the two result sets.

I am going to attempt doing that through excel but I do not know how to do it on the web yet.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

Bob,
Are there any plans for hooking up GWT with Guice?

5:50 AM  
Blogger Jed said...

Nice app throws up some interesting patterns. Cheers.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Robert O'Connor said...

Nice app -- are you gonna Open source it or no?

11:07 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I have no plans to open source it, no.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Robert O'Connor said...

Oh, okay =) Your app, your choice :)

12:10 PM  

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