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twitter2gTalk Goes Live!

Get your tweets onto Google Talk!

Twitter: A free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send “updates” (or “tweets”; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter website, via short message service (SMS), instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook.

gTalk: (Google Talk) is a Windows and web-based application for voice over internet (VOIP) and instant messaging, offered by Google.

twitter2gTalk: Takes your current tweet and sets it as your Google Talk status (away) message.

I’ve been toying with this for a while now. I really wanted to launch twitter2gTalk as a service that anyone could use. I had the backend code all done and was dragging my feet writing the django front-end. I went to a hackathon for Google AppEngine and converted most of the code to run on that. You need a Google Account to login, but then again, you need one to use gTalk anyway.

I hope some people will find this cool or useful (some people have been waiting for this and already signed up). Feel free to follow me or the app on twitter for feature updates or subscribe to this blog.

Published 22 May 2008

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