ThinkTwit Update 1.3.3

I’d like to announce a long overdue update to ThinkTwit that I have just released after having some time over the Jubilee weekend – so a few people owe thanks to her Highness 😉

This update is all about avatars – I have removed the old call that would look up the user using the API and have replaced it with the Twitter avatar API – this is essentially just a call to a URL that responds with the current avatar thumbnail. The new code saves this image and stores it in an images directory and then uses this every time the avatar is called. It will replace this image once every 24 hours at the moment, but there are plans to make this configurable in the future and also to remove an unneeded avatars.

I also made another minor change to the default time messages; I changed “about a day ago” to “yesterday” as I felt this made more sense.

Hope this update is useful to people – as usual please write your feedback here and if you have any issues I’ll try my best to help you solve them.

About Stephen Pickett

Stephen Pickett is a programmer, IT strategist and architect, project manager and business analyst, Oracle Service Cloud and telephony expert, information security specialist, all-round geek. He is currently Technical Director at Connect Assist, a social business that helps charities and public services improve quality, efficiency and customer engagement through the provision of helpline services and CRM systems.

Stephen is based in south Wales and attended Cardiff University to study Computer Science, in which he achieved a 2:1 grading. He has previously worked for Think Consulting Solutions, a leading voice on not-for-profit fundraising, Fujitsu Services and Sony Manufacturing UK as a software developer.

Stephen is the developer of ThinkTwit, a WordPress plugin that allows you to display multiple Twitter feeds within a blog.

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