Chapter 2

Twitter Applications: Who’s That Tweet?

Now that we have covered what we will be learning throughout the course of this book, it’s time to get our hands dirty by jumping in and creating our first mobile web applications. Both of these applications will be very simple applications that interact with the Twitter API. An API, or an application programming interface, is an interface used to interact with a specific application based off a set of rules or parameters given to the application by the user. More often than not, one would use an API to gather and parse data from the application’s infrastructure without ever needing to directly connect to the application’s database to fetch that information.

The first application we will build ...

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