Kickstarter Twitter App Turns Retweets Into Sweets

Adam DuVander
Feb. 09 2012, 04:23PM EST

We've seen SMS garage door openers that connect APIs to physical objects. A new app and hardware combo built on the Twitter API looks to give you a physical treat for retweets.

The Kickstarter project has half a day to go and a ways before it becomes a reality outside of the prototypes created by project creator Benjamin Redford.

The app, nicknamed "Molly," delivers candy based upon a specified number of retweets. In addition to the wonderful feeling of being retweeted, Molly also gives a physical treat, as the video (embedded above) shows. Molly's sibling, Olly, is a similar concept with smells and is another part of the project.

Via Tom Coates

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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