Twitter is a new microblogging and communication service by Obvious Corp. that has been taking the Internet by storm. There are many channels (blog, web, SMS, PC, Mac, Browser, etc.) that Twitter can be used from but we found there was not yet a client for the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS). We decided to build one. Today we are releasing the initial version of Vtwitter to the community. Vtwitter gives the ability for users of Zimbra email to send update messages to Twitter directly from their email in Zimbra. It is packaged in the Zimbra Zimlet format for ZCS administrators to be able to install it quickly and easily.
Vtwitter is released as open source software and the code will be available to anyone that wants it. We have set up a Vtwitter project page for more info, licenses, downloads, source code and documentation.
We will maintain the app / source code and provide periodic releases to the public but we encourage everyone to make suggestions, comments, report bugs and submit ideas (and code) to make it better. We have set up a dedicated Vtwitter discussion forum on the Twitter Community site over at TwitTown. Please direct any questions, comments or support issues there.
There are some screenshots in the Vtwitter User Tutorial for those interested.
Note: This is Beta software, do not install on production systems. Currently, Vtwitter is only working with Windows IE 6 and Windows Firefox 1.5 browsers. There is a problem in the Twitter API that, when we find a workaround, should enable all other Zimbra compliant browsers.
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