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TweetAwesome - A Twitter client developed in Silverlight

(GEEK ALERT : This post is for those who are interested in Microsoft Technologies, especially Silverlight).

A while ago I thought of developing my own Twitter client just for fun. And what better way to write it in than Silverlight. Because of the cross-domain policy restriction in Silverlight, I had to write a WCF service which carried the tweets payload. I decided to call this app TweetAwesome - a homage to my awesomeness and humility. :)

TweetAwesome uses TwitterVB as its Twitter API library and wears the Metro Theme for Silverlight. The application is also styled using Expression Blend (although I still don't fully know how to use it). As I don't have the infrastructure/money/time to host a WCF service, this app is just for enthusiasts. Here are some snapshots (sneak preview) of the application. (Click on the pictures to launch a full screen slideshow)
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1. When TweetAwesome is used for the first time, the user is asked to allow TweetAwesome to access Twitter on its behalf


2. User signs in to Twitter and allows access, getting a PIN in return.


3. User enters the PIN in TweetAwesome and validates it.


4. User's timeline is being retrieved.


5. User's Timeline


6. User's Mentions


7. New Tweet Window


8. Reply Window


9. Retweet Window

This application is still under development and my plan is to add a host of features into it like URL shortening integration, Photo sharing integration. I will be posting the source code of this application soon. So keep any eye on the Downloads section.

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