imTell.in

imTell.in is a web app that allows you to update your Twitter and Facebook status in one click. On a number of occasions, I want to update both Facebook and Twitter with the same status. There are definitely apps available in both the Android Market as well as the Apple App Store. I, however, wanted my own and I wanted it to be web based.

Using the Facebook and Twitter OAuth APIs, I’m able to authenticate and update the status on both networks. I store no account information other than the user’s Facebook ID and Twitter ID (not their user name/email). The only purpose for storing the information is so the user doesn’t have to explicitly tell the app, on each visit, they want to authorize with both networks. Once the authorization is complete, the user can post to either network or to both at the same time.

Because it’s it a single page with a simple text area element and three buttons, its load time is fast.

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OMG*WTF*Is.It

OMG*WTF*Is.It is a picture and YouTube sharing website geared towards fun. It’s an easy to use design, allowing users to share pics they find humorous and odd.I designed the site to be light weight and fast with minimal graphical elements. All of the gradients, rounded corners and semi-transparencies are CSS3. Because the site is loading pictures, I wanted as few extra images as possible. Amazingly enough, the site still looks pretty good in IE7 and IE8. I lose some design elements, but not enough to make the user lose out on the overall design.

I have both Facebook and Twitter and Google+ integration. OMG*WTF*Is.It is registered as app with both networks. I use Facebook’s Graph API so that pages are properly titled and the image thumbnail is that of the image being shared. Images are shared directly from the image view page.

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tnyb.it Twitter app

tnyb.it’s Twitter app is a (not so) new Twitter app I am currently building at http://tnyb.it/twt-test. The purpose was to be a test bed for learning the Twitter API and to see how far I could push the abilities of web apps using HTML5, jQuery (along with custom JavaScript) and CSS3. After a few months of development, I had to stop working on the project due to my schedule constantly filling up with more and more paying work.

I’ve began working on it again, but am not taking it as a serious project. Again, it is just something to help sharpen my skills.

My first priority is to revamp the JavaScript and CSS. It runs fairly smooth in mobile browsers, but tends to be a resource hog after opening and closing the tweet slider a few times. I know it’s primarily CSS causing the problem since it didn’t occur until I made some design changes. While the app definitely has its bugs, it’s still stable enough to check out on your phone/tablet.

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