Google FriendConnect API

I’ve been following the #pubcon conversation with interest, and here is the official announcement :). All I can say… look here. Thanks to Matt and Anindo of Google for their help on this!

The analytics issue with Twitter

Twitter is great for traffic, but just how great it is, well, you’ll never really know. Why not? You’ll ask. Well, the only traffic you’ll see coming from Twitter is traffic that comes through Twitters web interface. And most people I know don’t use the web interface, they use desktop and / or phone clients.…

TwitterCounter Dashboard Widget

I’ve recently had some fun with developing the TwitterCounter API (to which we’ve added Twitter Rank yesterday) and my first Mint Pepper for it, and I decided it was time to add another milestone to my development career. I’d never developed Widgets for Apple’s Dashboard yet, but I had seen Dashcode, and that it seemed…

The power of Twitter (clients) exposed

This story shows the power of Twitter and how you should always be prepared for major traffic spikes. Last night, in the beginning of the evening, @michielb twittered that he made a list of most used Twitter clients. I thought it looked pretty cool and asked him if that was measured by unique users or…

TwitterCounter: the API and the Mint Pepper

As you know I’m a big fan of TwitterCounter, and Boris, its creator and founder is one of the few Dutch entrepreneurs I’m actually a fan of, as he really seems to get the “new” web. I emailed him last week, asking why TwitterCounter didn’t have an API, and we started talking about what an…

Twitter iPhone apps side by side

Twitter is now officially a part of my life. I find myself checking Twitter more often then my email, and that, I guess, forces me to be smart about how I use it. I’ve been using Twitterific and Twinkle side by side for a while, but both annoyed me at times. They look like this:…

Easily display your last Tweet

I wanted to show my latest tweet on the front page of this site, and although I know there are several plugins which probably could’ve helped me do this, I decided to see how easy the API was to use. It turned out to be incredibly easy, as long as you have PHP 5.2 or…

Leaving Onetomarket

Typing this blog post gives me a weird feeling. I won’t beat around the bush: I’m leaving Onetomarket. It’s time for a new challenge, and it’s time to broaden my horizon. Because of that, I will be joining a new company as of October 1st, and will be diving into another corner of online marketing.…

Digg submit buttons: a good idea?

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of people using the Digg button in Sociable to submit my posts to Digg. While I appreciate the gesture, the chance of any of my “normal” posts making it to the front page of Digg is minimal. To make it to the front page, you currently need 200+ diggs. Getting…

Twittering with Twitterific

Note: if you like this post, read my post on Twitter iPhone apps side by side. I’ve been hooked on Twitter for a while now, (I’m @jdevalk, follow me!) and I use Twitterific mostly when I’m at my Mac. Rae invited me and a couple of other people, through Twitter of course, to do a…