In the very short time since we’ve opened up our API to developers we’ve seen an amazing amount of development and innovation come from the growing community of coders excited about this new platform.
As we mentioned in the last post, you can check out the full list of App.net clients in development on GitHub. Hooha and AppNet Rhino, the first clients made available in app stores, were recently released on Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS, respectively.
Here is a little closer look at some of the other cool things that were/are being built by the App.net developer community to help users find friends, manage their networks and use our data in interesting ways:
IFTTT App.net Channel - IFTTT is an automation platform that let’s you piece together multiple web services to perform desired actions. They recently created an App.net channel with “recipes” to let you trigger actions on App.net. Receive an email when you get a new follower, a push notification when you get mentioned or save all your posts to Evernote.
AppDotNet Culture – an unofficial community blog that curates interesting stuff posted on App.net or as their about section reads: “An exploration in the new and vibrant read/write culture on App.net. First posts, habits and lingo”.
AppLedger – created by two enthusiastic App.net users who wanted to “build a website, a resource so to speak, that allows any App.net user to find the information they need on the latest and greatest Apps.” So far just an early review for Jive (now called Hooha) but we look forward to more reviews to come.
Phuu – Find your Twitter friends who’ve joined App.net with the same username. Many App.net users have claimed the same username that they have on Twitter and this is an easy way to follow those same people on App.net.
Appnetizens – Search App.net based on keywords in their bio, username and even posts with specific content. There are even some analytics on 3rd party client usage and and overall posting activity.
Appnetstats – A slick dashboard that shows metrics such as post rates, average message length, top hastags and a breakdown of the type of clients used to post to App.net.
Poster.ly – Allows you to post to your App.net, Facebook and Twitter accounts simultaneously with a single post. Easy to use and does what it says.
These are just a few of the great things being built by our developer community and we’re sure there are many more. Let us know if there is a tool out there that you love using with App.net.