I've just completed what is essentially a 0.8 version of an iPhone web-app that allows Bathwick analysts to view their tweets, and post tweets to both twitter and the bathwick website. It's still basic, but I am absurdly pleased with the result! It was my first attempt to create an iPhone web-app, and I have to say both Safari and the twitter API's are extremely easy to use. Trust me - If I was able to get a working prototype together in three hours, then you can rest assured this stuff is simple!
I think I might write up a basic "introduction" or tutorial - If only to show developers how easy and quick web development can be.
The only other thing worth mentioning is that .... we all spend lots of time talking about web services / REST (well I do!) etc etc... but the real buzz for me comes from using them... It took an open sourve library and a couple of lines of code and suddenly my app is using all of the infrastructure that twitter provides... that is cool.
At the moment, the app is web-based, but I'm planning to AJAXify it as well - at which point I'll happily share the source with the community.
In the meantime, if you have an iPhone and fancy a "play" drop me a line and I'll happily share the source with you.
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