Friday, April 23, 2010

Text component with active urls links.

Working on Twits Around Me project I faced a problem, how to make urls text like as an active links. Even using htmlText property, url in the text doesn't appear like link. So I have created my component called HyperLinkText, here is examples how to use it:


I hope you will find it useful and save your time in the future. Here is HyperLinkText.as on my cloud.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Twits Around Me: revamped and extended.

This is latest version of my previous experiments with Twitter API and Google Maps. I have added search options where you can optimize your search criteria. And now it is possible browse all twits in one list.

In the next release, I am going to implement live-stream-update feature. Please try and leave your comments.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monitoring twits from Iceland in "Twits at Location"

I just checked what are people twitting in Iceland and of course most of twits about eruption.

Check photos from link in twit. It is amazing. Last time this volcano was erupting for 3 years, 1821-1823. Just imagine rain for 3 years. :)


Monday, April 12, 2010

distance_of_time_in_words on AS3

Every RoR developer familiar with function distance_of_time_in_words, name of this function is self-explaining. I've been looking for similar function in AS3 world, I found few pieces of code on StackOverflow, but it was not what I needed. Eventually I've ported it on AS3 by myself. This function is already in use on twits info window.

Update: On Stack Overflow I found very useful class called TimeSpan. I just added my function to this class. Check it out.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Twitts at selected location: continue playing with twitter API and Google Maps

I have continued playing with twitter API and Google maps. In this version you could select any place on the map and receive recent twitts from the selected location. For example, lets check latest 50 twitts from Vatican city:

Or who is twitting around Hamlet castle in Denmark:

Or finally, lets check what people are twitting around my location:

Now you try. I will appreciate if you leave comments or feedback.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Twitts around me: experiments with Twitter API and Google Maps

This is a small experiments with Twitter's API and Google maps. You can observe twitts in 50km around your current location. Source code I will post later.