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Discover the fun of building a Twitter app, and earn some cash too!
Love Twitter? Know a little (or a lot) about developing applications? Learn how to build a Twitter app, some great ways to make it stand out from the crowd, how to get it discovered, and how to turn your Twitter app-building into a productive little business all from the creator of FriendOrFollow.com, one of the coolest Twitter apps around!
If your skills are rusty check Chapter 2 for a quickie refresher course in Web application development
Exploring the ecosystem explore the types of Twitter apps already available and the five categories of the Twitter ecosystem
The money thing learn about Twitter's unusual financial environment and ways you can earn money from your apps
Build a Twitter Web app from the ground up work with Twitter API libraries, choose a Web hosting provider, and set up a Web framework
Get the word out discover ways to promote your apps and how to make your app business grow
Open the book and find:
Basics on using HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL
How to create and manage your developer account
Advice on choosing an idea for your app
An overview of Web apps, Twitter bots, mobile clients, and more
Twitter's two APIs
Different ways to monetize your app
Example code for every API method
Code for a complete app
Turn your ideas into applications
Develop apps with a high chance of success
Find out what users are looking for
Make money from your apps
Dusty Reagan launched a Web development company called Floating Head Studios in 2007. He developed the hugely popular Twitter app FriendOrFollow.com in 2008, and a few months later launched FeaturedUsers.com, a niche ad network centered around the Twitter ecosystem. Follow him on Twitter at @DustyReagan.