Twitter/AIR Tastiness

Twitter’s popular these days, that’s for sure. I’m hooked, at least – and have been for over a year now. And although there’s many very cool third-party clients you can use to consume your tweets, two recently came to my attention that use Adobe technology to deliver your regular tweet fix – TwitterAIR and Spaz.AIR.

First, Aaron West’s sweet TwitterAIR app gets the strong nod-and-wink for being the first AIR Twitter app I’d seen (and damn nicely done, too). Respect.

Secondly – but not least – Spaz.AIR uses both the AIR runtime as well as the free Spry framework from Adobe (along with some JQuery) to do it’s magic. A double shot of Adobe technology in that little package, that’s cool in and of itself.

Now to be perfectly honest- I primarily use the Iconfactory’s Twitteriffic as it both integrates with my menu bar well, and Growl for system notification (mainly, I’ve been using it for so long it’s just become part of my workflow), but were I to rethink it all – which I might – either Spaz or TwitterAIR would be my successors of choice. Boo ya!

4 Responses to Twitter/AIR Tastiness

  1. Ed Finkler says:

    I’ve been trying to sort out how to do Growl notifications with Spaz, but I’ve come up empty so far. Without being able to make arbitrary CLI calls from AIR apps, it’s tougher — I could do a bunch of simple scripting things that way. As is, I suppose I could write a simple executable that could take HTTP requests and convert them to Growl notifications, but at that point we’re getting kind of silly.Oh, and it’s really a triple shot of Adobe goodness, since I used Fireworks for the images. I’ve been using that since v1.0. 8)Thanks for the nice notice!

  2. No problem, Ed- great work!And a triple-shot… that’s flat awesome. Nice to see some Fireworks love, too!

  3. Aaron West says:

    Scott, thanks for the nod to twitterAIR man. Feel free to send any suggestions my way.

  4. You bet, Aaron! Great stuff. :D