April 3, 2009

Yahoo monitoring Twitter by "SideLine"

“Watch, search and monitor the twitter public timeline in real time” is the baseline of Yahoo’s new app for searching and monitoring Twitter. Based on Adobe AIR this desktop application is built using the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI) and allows users to create and group custom queries by topics of interest.

Sideline is an open source application released under the BSD license and the first beta is available for download here.

Some of the prominent features (as per Yahoo) include:
  • Advanced search query builder
  • Custom search groups
  • Automatic refreshing of defined search queries
  • Monitor trending topics
  • 20% more awesomeness
Being a Kung Fu Panda fan, I like the last one the most. Also because the other top four are very basic functionalities any search app should have.

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