So the night I spent learning the Twitter API bore fruit! After getting some familiar help from Tess Rinearson
(legendary still-in-high-school designer), Dan Shipper, Ajay and I finished another app - The Grim Tweeper
This app was a very simple concept that Ajay Mehta had dreamed up a couple weeks ago, we got busy with other stuff, and finally decided to code up and ship now. We haven't posted to hacker news yet (will do when/if I wake up in the morning) but we believe this has some pretty cool viral potential.
The only thing we are thinking might be an issue is the Twitter API rate limit. Each person has about a 350 requests/hr limit, and we make about 3 calls per a person you cycle through in this app which adds up to about 117
people each person will get to play around with until the app will throw an error.
We believe people may not get to that mark, but if they do we handled the error and put up a nice error message letting you know what happened and apologizing.
Will keep you guys updated if this app takes off, which I (believe and) hope it will.