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Discover the fun of building a Twitter app, and earn some cash too!
Love Twitter? Know a little (or a lot) about developing applications? Learn how to build a Twitter app, some great ways to make it stand out from the crowd, how to get it discovered, and how to turn your Twitter app-building into a productive little business all from the creator of FriendOrFollow.com, one of the coolest Twitter apps around!
If your skills are rusty check Chapter 2 for a quickie refresher course in Web application development
Exploring the ecosystem explore the types of Twitter apps already available and the five categories of the Twitter ecosystem
The money thing learn about Twitter's unusual financial environment and ways you can earn money from your apps
Build a Twitter Web app from the ground up work with Twitter API libraries, choose a Web hosting provider, and set up a Web framework
Get the word out discover ways to promote your apps and how to make your app business grow
Open the book and find:
Basics on using HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL
How to create and manage your developer account
Advice on choosing an idea for your app
An overview of Web apps, Twitter bots, mobile clients, and more
Twitter's two APIs
Different ways to monetize your app
Example code for every API method
Code for a complete app
Turn your ideas into applications
Develop apps with a high chance of success
Find out what users are looking for
Make money from your apps
Get the guide to planning, developing and monetizing apps for Twitter!
Twitter is the one of the hottest trends in social networking. With several million users, Twitter's popularity is growing everyday. Twitter will continue to increase user base while third-party companies keep popping up all over to make money building Twitter apps for phones, advertising tools, analytics/management tools and more. Some of the most popular Twitter apps include TwitPic, Twhirl, TweetDeck, and FriendorFollow. With this book, author Dusty Reagan uses one of his unpublished Twitter app ideas and takes you through the API, idea creation, development, and monetization of the app. Twitter Application Development For Dummies offers advice on creating interesting applications, looks at what types of applications thrive, discusses creating unique applications, explains how to make money, examines the business aspects of the process, reviews browsing and downloading applications, addresses protecting your information, and more.
- Twitter's API is open and third-party companies and developers are creating all kinds of apps ranging from analytical tools to advertising tools to tools
- The author is going to use one of his unpublished Twitter app ideas
- Walks the reader through covering the API, idea creation, development, and monetization of the app
Twitter Application Development For Dummies will get you up and running so you can create great apps for Twitter from the creator of one of the most popular apps!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
This guide to one of the hottest trend sin social networking offers advice on creating interesting applications, looks at what types of applications thrive, examines the business aspects of the process, reviews browsing and downloading applications, and more.
About the Author
Dusty Reagan launched a Web development company called Floating Head Studios in 2007. He developed the hugely popular Twitter app FriendOrFollow.com in 2008, and a few months later launched FeaturedUsers.com, a niche ad network centered around the Twitter ecosystem. Follow him on Twitter at @DustyReagan.
Table of Contents
Part I: Catching Up to Twitter and App Development.
Chapter 1: Catching Twitter’s Coat Tails.
Chapter 2: Web Development Refresher Course.
Chapter 3: Setting Up to Create Twitter Apps.
Part II: Ideation — Coming Up with an Idea.
Chapter 4: Getting to Know the Twitter Application Ecosystem.
Chapter 5: Introducing the Twitter API.
Chapter 6 : Logging In and Managing Your Account.
Chapter 7: Managing Users and Their Relationships.
Chapter 8: Communication Through Tweets.
Chapter 9: Selecting an Idea.
Part III: Creation — Developing Your Application.
Chapter 10: Selecting Libraries, Design Patterns, and Frameworks.
Chapter 11: Hosting In the Clouds.
Chapter 12: Coding Your Application.
Chapter 13: Making It Pretty Makes It Credible.
Chapter 14: What You Need to Know to Grow.
Part IV: Monetization — Making Money with Your Application.
Chapter 15: How Twitter Makes Money.
Chapter 16: Advertising.
Chapter 17: Monetizing with Other Models.
Chapter 18: Promoting Your Application.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19 : Ten Traits of a Respectable Twitter Developer.
Chapter 20: Ten Twitter API Tips.
Appendix A: Twitter API Reference.
Appendix B: Gallery of Twitter Applications.