oneforty.com seems like a valuable and useful site, one I would
definitely take advantage of, but I have a couple of questions and
concerns that need to be answered before I do so.

1. I'm not sure why I have to grant the site access to a twitter account
to use, and I am REALY concerned about why it needs update access, not
just read access. I don't want this site, or any other site like it, to
be able to update my twitter account, generating tweets or DMs, etc.,
until I see what the benefit of it doing so is.

What will you be using my twitter account for, other than authorization?
If you reregister the site to only need read access to my twitter
account, I would be a lot less reluctant to use it.

2. The site seems to be geared toward client applications. My
application is, for now, just a web-site (http://twxlate.com) with the
possibility of it evolving into desktop and smart phone client
applications in the future. Is your intention to be as relevant to
web-sites as to client applications?

Thanks in advance.

Jim Renkel

-----Original Message-----
From: twitter-development-talk@googlegroups.com
[mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Alex
Payne
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 14:24
To: Twitter Development Talk
Subject: [twitter-dev] About the oneforty application directory


Just wanted to pass on a note from the team at oneforty.com, who
recently launched with over 1300 Twitter applications in their
directory. Your app might already be on their site. If it's not yet,
you can register as a developer and add it. Once you register and
claim your app you can promote it with screenshots, descriptions,
tags, and reviews.

If you saw the early alpha version of oneforty, it's much improved -
real home page, most popular apps ranking and essentials. New item
pages just launched and look much better than the prototype did.

Their team working on the ability to sell apps right on the site.
They're also definitely looking for your feedback. @freerobby,
@graysky, @macasek, and @pistachio are often in the #twitterapi IRC
channel. There's more contact info below, too.

A note from the oneforty team and info on how to register, claim, edit
& add stuff:

"""
We built oneforty to help the best stuff being built on the Twitter
API get found and get profitable.
Come claim your apps, add content and add new projects in the "Twitter
appstore" oneforty.com
To get started:
Sign in via oauth. (We whitelisted as many dev usernames as we could
find. If you can't login already use invite code TWAPI and we'll let
you right in.)
Register as a developer: http://oneforty.com/me/developer_profile
Search for and claim your app   ("Suggest Item" if we don't have it
yet!)
Check out your item's page, make sure it's tagged well, tweet a link to
it, etc
Once approved, add details, screenshots, media coverage and more

In the near future you'll be able to offer things for sale right in
oneforty. For now we link to your sites and (optionally) let you
collect donations.

We want to help you get your app found, rated, reviewed and into the
hands of the users who need it the most. We also want to get the
Twitter community to do a better job supporting developers and apps so
that your innovation can flourish. It's frustrating when great apps go
defunct because of server costs, etc.

We're anticipating decent blog and press coverage, so we want your to
look its best! Please let us know whatever we can do to help you.
Thank you.

We'd really love to know what you think and what you want: Uservice
feedback forum. Any questions at all, develop...@oneforty.com or
617-645-7767, anytime.

oneforty Founder Laura (@Pistachio) Fitton will be at events in Fort
Worth 9/25, Seattle 9/26-27, SF/bay area 9/27-30 and Boston 10/1 and
would love to meet you (see http://bit.ly/tour140 for Tweetup & event
info). She also wrote Twitter for Dummies.
"""

Check 'em out!

-- 
Alex Payne - Platform Lead, Twitter, Inc.
http://twitter.com/al3x

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