Wednesday, September 1, 2010

twBg, a new application

Here's a quick post to update about launch of a new twitter app twBg. The app generates a picture consisting of your friends, followers in a mosaic like fashion. The generated image can be set as twitter profile background or be downloaded.

Try it!

Friday, July 16, 2010 gets a blog which initially started as a script 'hack' to compile my tweets is now 1 year 3 months old. Apart from minor changes, nothing has changed on the site over this period. There have been few feature requests which I plan to implement in next couple of months.

Some of these features include
  • option to select date range(probably by month)
  • new format printer-friendly PDF with bookmarks, TOC;
  • tweetbook for search results
  • tweetbook for tweets from a user's home timeline.

While the pure pleasure of designing & coding and being appreciated is something to be cherished, the site doesn't make enough to pay for its hosting charges. Advertisements in PDF, providing premium service and affiliating with publishing companies are few options available (in the order of decreasing ease of implementation) for sustaining the site.

Though not inclined towards the idea of having ads in PDF, proper non-intrusive placement of 'right' ads might be acceptable. A premium service which adds extra bells & whistles to tweetbook would be nice but being a one-man-self-critical team, it would take some time. Affiliating with publishing companies is something that has to be explored.

I would appreciate your thoughts and opinions in the comments section.