Best New Mashups: All About Status Messages

Adam DuVander
Mar. 12 2010, 01:33AM EST

Microblogging status messages may be small, but they pack quite the mashup punch. Mashups built with the Twitter API make-up 8% of all mashups on ProgrammableWeb. So, it's to be expected that two of the three status message mashups below use Twitter. The other connects to Facebook.

  • TwitWinner: Enter your words. The most popular in Twitter will win. Twitwinner compares your words based on live data and shows the results in a visual way. APIs: Twitter. More at our TwitWinner profile.
  • TwitWinner

  • TwitLoader: You don't have to log in to TwitPic to post your pictures. Download TwitLoader and you can upload your photos to Twitpic and Twitter. APIs: TwitPic, Twitter. More at our TwitLoader profile.
  • TwitLoader

  • Status Speak: Using Google Translate (Text to Speech) and Facebook, Status Speak allows you to listen to all your friends latest status updates for a given time period. APIs: Facebook, Google Translate. More at our Status Speak profile.
  • Status Speak

    Adam DuVander -- Adam heads developer relations at Orchestrate, a database-as-a-service company. He's spent many years analyzing APIs and developer tools. Previously he worked at SendGrid, edited ProgrammableWeb and wrote for Wired and Webmonkey. Adam is also the author of mapping API cookbook Map Scripting 101.

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