Twitter Hosebird Client (hbc) is a Java HTTP client code library that consumes Twitter’s Streaming API. In Github, users can find features pertinent to GZip support, OAuth support, and relevant events. Also, they can see introductory tips, quick start example, details, modules, and testing guides. The authors are Steven Liu and Kevin Oliver. To report issues, users can visit https://github.com/twitter/hbc/issues
Gowalla, the location-based social network, is beginning to establish itself as the most generously interoperable of its check-in–offering peers. At a SWSX panel last week about integrated location data, Gowalla co-founder and CTO Scott Raymond indicated that developers would soon even be able to download data en masse from Gowalla for their own manipulation and analysis. When asked by the moderator, Programmable Web Executive Editor Adam DuVander, "Can I download Gowalla's data," Raymond responded that providing the option was "definitely on the roadmap."
As we have noted, FourSquare has become an extremely popular way to share where you are. However, unlike yesterday's hot location-sharing app, BrightKite, FourSquare does not have the ability to share photos. Is this an oversight, or is it an opportunity to fill a void?