The Twitter Developer Blog

Your source for new features, best practices and real-world use of the Twitter Platform.

Results from Developer for: November 2011

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.