Making Twitter Secure – encrypting Tweets with private/public key systems

StatusNetAndroid Screen Cast

Some months ago I started with my “Praktikum” named StatusNetAndroid. Therefore I had to get familiarized with Android App development and the RESTful-APIs of twitter respectively twitter-like services (,, There are lots of tutorials and code snippets out there, but the tiny parts to glue them all together can cost you hours But [...]

ikangai @PESOS @ICSE2011

Using Twitter for Presentations – An ikangai experiment in the PESOS workshop @ ICSE 2011 –

Applying custom configurations to twitter4j

I first made use of the ConfigurationBuilder, which looked quite obvious to me to apply new configuration values. These values are used by the twitter instance as expected, but when creating the RequestToken still the default twitter URL was created, as the configuration of the ConfigurationBuilder wasn’t propagated. After searching a while I found out [...]

Parsing XML resources on Android

As I already wrote in the previous post, I’m using the twitter4j library to connect to microblogging services like twitter. It’s shipped with a default configuration for the twitter network. The first tests, like sending and querying tweets, I performed while connected to the twitter network, which worked fine. Then I started to setup the [...]

Local Twitter registry to parse and register Tweetflows

Hey there, here is my first blog entry for a new practical course at the Distributed Systems Group. My project is about Twitter, with the main purpose to find an intelligent way to realize an artificial word-to-mouth propaganda with Tweetflows on Twitter. To illustrate the idea, let us assume that I am searching for someone [...]

Code Snippet of the Week: Twitter Client with Follower List and Tweet Parser

Writing a Twitter Client for the iPhone –

Tweetazoid – has a new (physical) home

Tweetazoid up and running –

Code Snippet of the Week: Writing a simple Twitter iPhone Client

Simple iPhone Twitter Client Source Code –

Crowdlearning with Students

Crowdsourcing in the context of teaching at university – let students learn from each other –