Destroy twitter..a twitter app built on adobe air

Posted by Shashank Krishna Friday, October 23, 2009

sharethis: IconDestroyTwitter is a compact though robust Twitter application built to run on Mac, Windows, and Linux using Adobe AIR. It consists of a series of canvases that constantly update to keep tweets up-to-date using notifications that appear when a new tweet arrives. DestroyTwitter uses a minimal amount of memory compared to its AIR-based alternatives without sacrificing functionality and performance. As a result, it can easily run in the background as an automated process.

DestroyTwitter also features complete direct messaging functionality. Messages and tweets can be replied to with the original visible for quick and easy reference. A search function is also available to track anything that’s being talked about although not as powerfull as Tweetdeck’s searching options

Destroy Twitter’s full Feature List
  • – Auto refresh
  • – Notifications
  • – Full tweet, reply, and direct message support
  • – User profiles
  • – Preferences
  • – Searching
  • – Account updating
  • – Scroll wheel support
  • – TinyURL integration
  • – Mac OS X hotkey support
  • – Tweet dialogue
  • – API limit status and notification
You can choose from three different “canvases” displayed in columns:
  • Home, Replies and (Direct) Messages
  • Search, Saved (Favorites), and Sent
  • Preferences, Account, People

Each pane is pretty much self explanatory for most Twitter users, even though they’ve given them slightly different names.. The account pane shows your profile information and the people pane shows user information when you click on an avatar, similarly to Tweetdeck. Unlike Tweetdeck you can’t create custom columns for groups, probably the most important feature in TweetDeck in my book.

The preferences pane is where the best features are. You can fine-tune your preferences to open the app at start-up, manage the size of the workspace and how many tweets you want to show at once, or make the font size larger (essential for me, the font when it first launches is unbelievably small). In these days of limkited API calls to Twitter, you can set how often you want DestroyTwitter to ping Twitter for new Tweets and you can set different rates for search and messages, so you can ration your 100 calls to the API per hour based on how you use Twitter. Like the new release of TweetDeck, you can also see how many calls to the API you’ve made, and if you’ve gone over limit, when you’ll be able to call again.

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