March 4, 2011 at 10:13 am | Projects, Twitterbar | No comment

Right, it seems that my little twitterbar project seems to have caught on and there are a fair number of users (in the double digits, at least). If you don’t know what I’m talking about, look at http://tb.riotnet.co.uk .

I do have plans to update it, fix some bugs and make it better, but at the moment I haven’t got the time. I’m more focused on my university coursework, and rightly so. That’s not going to be finished until the 31 March at the very earliest. Then there’s the exam period starting in May which I will be concentrating on. However, during April I will aim to fix some of the bugs in twitterbar.

Things that will be done and/or looked into are:

– Fixing the retweet bugs. If you do a retweet, it doesn’t show. I think I know what the problem is, but I need to look into it. I might do that sooner than April since it shouldn’t take much to fix.

– OAuth. It needs to be looked at. At the moment, I am using no authentication, just the standard twitter API’s. That means I’m limited in the number of API calls per IP address, not per user. Which means if there’s too many users, it will crash and burn. I need to look into OAuth, because then the limit will be based per user, not per IP. The call rate will be increased as well from ~150 to ~500 last time I checked. How I’m going to do this, not a clue. Work in progress.

– Proper domain name maybe?

– New themes? Depends how creative I feel.

If there’s anything else I’ve missed, comment and let me know. If you have a design you want to submit, do let me know as well.

-Matt

March 4, 2011 at 10:13 am | Projects, Twitterbar | No comment

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