Monday, April 12, 2010

TweetMonkey allows you to tweet from any page on the web - latest Google Chrome version has been released

TweetMonkey is a web browser tool that allows you to post messages on Twitter from any web page on the spot. Tweeting has never been easier!
(NOTE: This article is obsolete. Please refer to this post for a newer version of TweetMonkey Chrome extension / August 21, 2011)


TweetMonkey allows you to tweet from any page on the web

TweetMonkey for Google Chrome

I have just created a TweetMonkey for the latest version of Google Chrome.
(Actually, the old version of TweetMonkey no longer works on the latest Chrome)

All you need should be the latest version of Google Chrome. Mine is version 4.1.249.
(There's a report that one user successfully uses it on Mac, too)

How to install
Installation got much easier than before with the official version of Google Chrome extension.
(It used to be a beta version)

Download TweetMonkey

Clicking on the above link will allow you to install the extension automatically.

How to use
Right-click TweetMonkey icon in the right top corner of Chrome and choose "Option". Once an option screen shows up, you should enter and save your Twitter account and password. (I take advantage of a HTML 5 feature called local storage here)

You left-click on the same TweetMonkey icon and will see a pop up show up. Enter a text and click on "Update" button to tweet. You can also enter a shorten URL of the active tab by clicking on the chain icon.

Enjoy it!

Tutorial: Getting Started (Hello, World!) - Google Chrome Extensions - Google Code

Google's tutorial and API descriptions. Very easy to understand. I guess these people are so smart.

Tutorial: Debugging - Google Chrome Extensions - Google Code

Especially, debugging has never been easy like this on web brower extentions. Google rocks.

Source code
You can get a file called tweet_monkey.crx from the download link above. This is the extension file but it is merely a zipped file. Once you unzip it, you can have a look at source code of this software.

I am devoting more and more time to Twitter recently. Twitter is such a great social media that it can even transform the world ... maybe. At least, I love it.

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