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