Track Your Packages via Twitter

John Musser, January 30th, 2009

TwitterYou may not have realized the benefits of being able to use tweets to find out where your Amazon delivery is, but TrackThis wants to change that. It’s an app that combines more than six different APIs in order to let you track your packages over email, text message, Facebook or Twitter. It monitors your packages and when they move it sends you a message with the new location and ETA. TrackThis supports FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL and other tracking codes.

As you can see in our TrackThis profile, it’s a mashup that combines two very different classes of APIs: social APIs (Twitter, Facebook), and package shipping APIs (DHL, FedEx, UPS, and US Postal Service).


As they say in the tag line, it’s “Modern package tracking”.

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February 4th, 2009
at 2:47 pm
Comment by: Trackthis integrates package tracking into social networking « World of Usability

[...] Trackthis integrates package tracking into social networking Published February 4, 2009 Mashups , Social networking , Tools , Usability Tags: API, Facebook, shipping, tracking package, twitter, Usability If you twitter or facebook and you order things that you have shipped to you, you’re gonna love this: TrackThis figured out how to take those hard-to-crack shipping APIs and let you track your packages via facebook or twitter. [...]

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