Monday 23 November 2009

Geolocation, Retweets and more...

Twitter last week updated their API with two new features, geolocation and retweets. We now have initial support of these in FriendBinder.


If geolocation is available on a tweet you will see a map link which expands to something like the above Goolge Map and you can pan and zoom on it. We are also doing the same for Flickr content that is geotagged.

You can also send a tweet with a location on it. You will need to turn the feature on in your Twitter account settings and turn it on in FriendBinder in settings also. We've tested this on the iPhone/iPod Touch OS 3.0, Firefox 3.5 and it should work on anything that supports the W3C's Geolocation API.


We have supported retweets in FriendBinder for a long time now, however one problem with it, was that you would often have to shorten the original message in order to be able to retweet it. With Twitter's new native retweet feature this is no long necessary and it's a simple two clicks to retweet anything.

and more...

We now support playing of YouTube, Facebook, Flickr videos inline in FriendBinder so you don't have to leave the site to view them. This also works for YouTube and Qik videos posted on Twitter. Videos open in a lightbox similar to what we do with photos.

If there are any problems let us know in the comments or on Get Satisfaction

Tuesday 1 September 2009

FriendBinder Launched

We have just removed the invite system from FriendBinder which means anyone can now join!

Here is quick overview of what friendbinder does:

Friendbinder is Multi-social network client, it connects to all your existing friends on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and others.

It allows you to update your statuses to Facebook and Twitter. You can also comment and like Facebook content from the stream. For Twitter content you can reply or retweet inline and view a thread of replies from your friends.

FriendBinder also allows you to view the photos from your friends on Flickr and photos they have favourited.

FriendBinder works in a similar way to a twitter client in that your friends do not have to join FriendBinder, you will always see all of your friend's content.

You can join at

I hope you enjoy friendbinder and please report to us any problems or tell us of features you would like.

Wednesday 26 August 2009

Style update and Launch date

We have updated the site style again. We have simplified the row style so it a bit less busy and the overall look has changed to allow a clear distinction between the stream and the activity column. The context menu is now available by clicking on a friend's picture (instead of the pencil icon). We now also support grouping all a person's activity, so that if they post a Twitter update at shortly after a Facebook (or the same time) they will now be grouped.

Finally, we are preparing for a public beta launch which should happen on the 1st of September.

Thursday 13 August 2009

Threaded Twitter Conversations

We've added a feature to show you conversations from your friends, it's pretty simple as you can see from the screenshot. You can reply to any part of the conversation.

Tuesday 28 April 2009

Facebook Stream API support in FriendBinder

Facebook yesterday updated their API to allow more access to the stream. This means that we can now read replies and likes to items in the stream. We have implemented this for status updates today and we will support the other types in the next few days.

Facebook will soon allow replying and liking of these items and we will support that when it is available.

Monday 20 April 2009

New Twitter Features in FriendBinder

We have added a number of small features to improve experience of using Twitter on FriendBinder. They are all additions to the "stream" page.

We have changed the "reply" and "re-tweet" feature so can now reply inline without navigating away from the page:
We have add a search replies link, which again works inline, that tries to find replies to the twitter message from everyone (not just your friends).

We can also find the message that someone replied to (though this working depends on their client having been updated with the feature)
and finally, we have implemented inline viewing of pictures from TwitPic, Twitgoo, yfrog, and
Please let us know what you think or if you have any suggestions on how we can improve FriendBinder.

Friday 13 March 2009

FriendBinder on your mobile

FriendBinder is now available on your mobile at You can view the stream and post to Twitter and Facebook using the mobile site. We have added a "re-tweet" link on both sites which is particularly useful on the mobile site.

It's mostly been tested on Nokia devices (N95, N96 and E71) but tell us if you have any problems with your phone, and we'll look at it.