Long time readers will recall a project that has been in development here for a while now. It has known many names; TweetMapper, StreamMapper. But today I am happy to announce that Bird’s Eye is available in the app store.
Bird’s Eye is a Twitter Browser. You can not tweet from it, but you will need a Twitter account to use it. Bird’s Eye focuses on the real time nature of Twitter. Bird’s Eye allows users to input some specific region that the user is interested. Maybe your city, whole state or maybe just your college campus. Once you sign in Bird’s Eye has New York set as a default location. You will see Tweets being plotted along the map and can also view them from a timeline on the left hand side. You can add locations and visually scope out the are your are interested in on the map. Remember these tweet are all real time! So you won’t get a ton of results right when you add a location, you will have to wait for real people to tweet with their location in that area.
Here is a short intro video to the app:
We’re really excited about this new way to view Twitter and we hope you guys like it. We are hoping to continue to enhance Bird’s Eye by bringing in other network streams, and by creating other contexts in which to view the streams. We’d love to hear back what other types of services/features you would like incorporated. It’s free in the App Store, so please check it out and let us know what you think. Thanks!
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