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Results from Developer for: 2011

The Whispers Are True

Last month, Moxie Marlinspike (@moxie) and Stuart Anderson (@emblem__) from Whisper Systems joined our team at Twitter. Today, we’re happy to announce our plan to open source some of the Whisper Systems software on Github.


Tweets and Buttons

Today we’re launching a new version of Twitter that makes it even easier to stay close to everything that interests you. We’re also excited to introduce new tools that bring Tweets to your website, and new ways to share with our Tweet buttons.


Resources for mobile developers

To help build upon an already thriving mobile ecosystem, today we’re excited to launch new resources for mobile development, beginning with the Twitter framework for iOS. Since the launch of iOS 5, we have seen an incredible number of applications incorporate the Twitter framework, including the launch partners we highlight at The iOS integration enables simple mobile sharing, and reflects our commitment to mobile Twitter integrations.


Tweet and Follow Button Refresh

Next week we will be making a few updates to our Tweet and Follow Button widgets. The updates are primarily aesthetic, and we’ll be rolling them out on the morning of Tuesday, December 6. No changes to your code or button placement are required, and the update will be automatic.

Design updates include the following:


Platform Partner Spotlight: Mass Relevance and Crimson Hexagon

Brands, publishers, and TV networks often work with Twitter ecosystem companies to design and build great Twitter experiences for their users and viewers. Two of our most well-known platform partners - Mass Relevance and Crimson Hexagon - deliver impressive results for many brands and publishers. They are the most recent ecosystem companies Twitter has established formal partnerships with in order to help brands and media companies more easily deliver compelling Twitter integrations to their users.


An improved OAuth 1.0a experience

Ask a developer what the most complicated part of working with the Twitter API is, and there’s a very good chance that they’ll say OAuth. Anyone who has ever written code to calculate a request signature understands that there are several precise steps, each of which must be executed perfectly, in order to come up with the correct value.


Teatime - the Developer Tour concludes in Asia

We’re excited to announce the final cities and dates of our Teatime Developer Tour. Shortly after returning from our Teatime event in Los Angeles, we’ll be heading to Seoul and then we’ll conclude the tour in Tokyo.

The Seoul Developer Teatime will run from 7pm to 10pm on November 15th, and the Tokyo Developer Teatime will go from 7pm to 10pm on November 17th. Please register for the events at the links below.

Sign up here for Seoul Developer Teatime


Developer Teatime - the tour continues in Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles

We’ve really enjoyed getting out and meeting so many developers who are building creative and innovative solutions on the Twitter platform. Our next Developer Teatime stops will be in Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles in early November. Links to registration are below, along with dates, locations, and other pertinent details:


Important Search Changes: real user IDs & support for URL, media, hashtag entities

Hello Developers! I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening?


Big things are happening in search. Big things. I’m very happy to announce that two long-awaited improvements to the Twitter Search API are finally in the process of being rolled out:


Acting on your Feedback

We love hearing from developers about what’s working, what’s not and what more we can do to support ecosystem growth. Over the past twelve weeks we’ve focused on your feedback: We asked developers to share their thoughts through a survey, the platform team did weekly calls with different members of the community, and Jack invited developers to leave comments on our discussion boards. You gave us great ideas and suggestions, and we’re using insights from your feedback to make improvements for the ecosystem as a whole.