This the final video in my EVA series focusing on the widgets that I have created for the App in a week seminars. As you’ll discover, it’s really very simple to create a Twitter client, and to integrate Twitter services into new or existing content to add a social element.
EVA’s social widget was created using the Tweetr component library from Sandro Ducceschi at Swfjunkie.com. He has done an incredible job to build out a complete API for Actionscript 3 developers, taking care of the horrors of Open Authentication and connecting to the Twitter API. It’s really as simple as creating a few objects and an application token, Sandro has also provided great tutorial videos.
Tweetr requires the open source AS3Crypto component library, a package of classes that help with encryption for client/server applications. In this case Tweetr relies on AS3Crypto for the Open Authentication communication, another great example of how great the community is.
Finally, I spent a very long time trying to find a suitable List component for this application. There are many great sets of components out there, not least of which is Flex. Of course Flex on Mobile devices is going to take some time, so I was glad to finally come across FlepStudio.org and the Tipper component.
If you want to learn more about mobile optimization then drop by the mobile pages at the Developer Connection. Also coming up in June are some great e-seminars where you’ll learn more about going multi-screen.