TweetHub

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TweetHub is a rich user interface built over the Twitter provider using RCP.

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Where to get it

TweetHub is hosted at ecf1.osuosl.org

Requirements

The following is a list of requirements for both the UI and provider levels

User Interface

  • Provide the following views:
    • Tweet (send message)
      • Shorten the text as you type (Eat up vowels to reduce message length).
    • Mentions
    • Direct Messages
      • Auto Reply? (I'm away on vacation)
    • Sent Messages
    • Favourites
    • People
      • Following
      • Followers
      • Stalk (follow without adding to "follow" list)
    • Groups
    • Search
    • Trends - not sure how necessary this is!

Avatar actions Whereever the avatar appears allow:

  • RT, Reply and DM.
  • Tooltip displaying profile

Tweet View

  • Tab completion in the Tweet view for all @ addressed users in your follow lists
  • Provide a URL shortening service in the tweet view (e.g., tr.im)
  • Provide a picture service in the tweet view (e.g., pic.im)


General

  • Mark new tweets/read tweets
  • Notification of new tweets, and new additions to search
  • On mouseover of a shortened link, show the full link in a tooltip. (Maybe provide an option for this)
    • Likewise for photo links, show thumbnail on mouseover.
  • Perhaps provide a view of sent/recieved links?
  • Provide a Translate option through Google Translate?
  • Allow multiple accounts
  • Spell checker?
  • Support multiple microblogging services (identi.ca & private laconi.ca servers, others)
  • Shorten URL
  • Image upload (copy/paste, auto-upload to twitpic, other svc.)

Preferences

  • Update rate (keep in mind the Twitter API call limit of 100 per hour)
  • Autologin
  • System tray integration?

Provider

  • Change the client name from Twitter4J to TweetHub

Plan

Currently we're working on part 1 of the plan. Help is welcome for any of the features below. Just let us know on the ecf mailing list, and we can put your name next to the feature.

Part 1: The Basics

  • Allow sending of tweets
  • Search
  • Retweet
  • Reply
  • Direct Message
  • Mark as favourite
  • View following/followers
  • View profile in tooltip
  • Search

Bugs in Part 1

  • Initial connect takes too long. Needs investigation
  • Need to sort messages by timestamp

Part 2: User Assistance

  • URL Shortening
  • Tab completion in the Tweet view for all @ addressed users in your follow lists
  • Mark new/read tweets
  • Picture service/image uploading
  • Trends
  • Groups
  • Favourites
  • Preferences page

Part 3: Killer Features

  • Multiple user accounts
  • Spellchecker
  • Space saver (eat up vowels)
  • On mouseover of a shortened link, show the full link in a tooltip. (Maybe provide an option for this)
  • Translate option through Google Translate