What Makes A Good Apps @140tc

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Slides of our upcoming panel "What makes a good twitter app"

This is to serve as a guiding post, expect a lot of discussion from the panelists.

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What Makes A Good Apps @140tc

  1. What makes a good app? At 140tc 26 May 2009 Moderator: @sujamthe Panelists - @atebits, @dom, @bs
  2. Apps that twitterville loves <ul><li>Twitterville never tires of new twitter clients </li></ul><ul><li>clients for diifferent mediums </li></ul><ul><li>tweetdeck, tweetie, twirl, twitroid, twitterberry, hootsuite, cotweets </li></ul><ul><li>2. Apps adding functionality to keep twitter simple </li></ul><ul><li>Photo on twitter - twitpic, tweetphoto for photo sharing, bubbletweets with videos on twitter, </li></ul><ul><li>3. Innovative and simple to use goes with basic twitter </li></ul><ul><li>twitpay, tipjoy, stockpic, twitcal </li></ul><ul><li>4. Churning twitter data </li></ul><ul><li>twitgrid, twitfall, twitanalyzer </li></ul>
  3. Features adapting to users need
  4. User-driven evolution of an app <ul><li>User-driven evolution is mandatory for any product that works on top of Twitter, much like Twitter itself </li></ul><ul><li>- Loren Brichter of Tweetie </li></ul>
  5. Simplicity, SMS, & Small Societies <ul><li>“ Simplicity, Focus, Craftmanship ” @Dom </li></ul>
  6. Twitter web as first class client <ul><li>“ Web to Twitter Client Transition” @bs </li></ul>
  7. Apps integration to other apps
  8. Questions <ul><li>What are viral hooks you can build into your app from the twitter api? Via appname? What else? </li></ul><ul><li>2. How much metrics and tracking do you have built in to see what functionality works for your users? </li></ul><ul><li>4. What is unique when you connect two platforms? e.g my app tmeet on iphone, or tweetpo.st app on facebook </li></ul>

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