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 Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.