One of the coolest things about working with data is creating visualizations to uncover new and unexpected insights. Developers use APIs to do this all the time and Twitter is easily one of the most popular ones available. Today we’ll look at some recent submissions to our directory, each using the Twitter API and displaying a visualization of some kind. Read below for more details on each.
GermTrax – The GermTrax Mashup allows tracking the spread of sickness and disease via real-time symptom reports from around the world. APIs used include: GooglePlaces, BingMaps, Twitter. More at our GermTrax profile.
Tweeting Earth – Let’s search tweets on TweetingEarth.com. You can check tweets around the world from each timezone. You can rotate Earth using Mouse wheel, and also show up tweets window by clicking timezone. This site is using HTML5 features (such as SVG) so this site does not work on old version of IE. However we support modern browsers such as Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, IE9 and also iPad. APIs used include: Twitter. More at our Tweeting Earth profile.
Twitwhere – This Service is a mashup service using twitter and google maps apis. It displays a users twitter status on the globe. APIs used include: Twitter, GoogleEarth, GoogleAppEngine. More at our Twitwhere profile.