What good would all these ratings be if nobody else can use them right? We released our API for those of you out there that are interested in using the data we’re collecting. We hope our time wasn’t wasted and some good apps out there use it. Here are some ideas that something like a Twitter client could do:
- Get ratings for users & display spammers and people with low scores differently. I think this would be a great idea if something like Seesmic could get a user’s rating and hide users with low scores. Of course making this configurable would be ideal.
- Let users set a true rating for a Twitter user instead of sending a message to @spam where you have no idea if Twitter will do anything about it. Have spammers disappear from feeds and we’ll maintain all the data!
Anyway you get the idea … here’s the documentation if you’re interested: http://api.chirpio.com
Let us know if there are any problems or if you’re using it! We’d love to hear from your experiences as well as continue to add features you need!
After a night of coding with Burger King and Fat Tire we deployed some minor changes to the site.
- You can now view your @replies/@mentions. There is a new menu option on the right hand side that should say “@yourusername” after you have logged in.
- Added a “we suggest” section to the right hand side. These are random Twitter users from the top rated list.
- Consolidated the “Recent Activity” and “My Activity” links on the right hand menu to “Recent Activity”. The old “My Activity” page can still be accessed via “Recent Activity” by clicking “about me: all”.
More to come!
So after some awesome feedback from you guys we’ve decided to do a small update over the weekend. You can now reply (@) and retweet (RT … is that official syntax now?) directly from Chirpio. We didn’t want to do too much overlap with other apps, but after using the site ourselves we found that it could be useful to have those functions instead of using copy/paste. Also thanks to @EricMueller for the insight as well.
Look for the “@” and “RT” icons on the site.
Today was a great day for Chirpio! We were officially launched by TechCrunch around 1PM today and the general overall response has been really positive. It’s uplifting to know that many of you out there share our vision of keeping Twitter a valuable and ground-breaking resource. Thanks @parislemon for the great review and initiating such a positive acceptance of our mission.
AppEngine seemed to hold up pretty well during the process so we’re happy that we didn’t have any meltdowns. Hopefully it stays that way (but not because of lack of growth … haha).
Thanks also goes out to @techstartups for their review and @besttechie for theirs.
Welcome to the Chirpio blog! What do we do? Chirpio is a site where you can rate Twitter users … it’s as simple as that! Along with ratings you can flag users as spammers, comment and follow/unfollow them as well. Stay tuned, we have a lot more features coming your way!
Check us out … http://www.chirpio.com and start rating your friends!