Most of us would have heard of Twitter by now and some of us have taken the trouble to send a tweet or two, follow a few friends and colleagues’ tweets and be followed by few others. Twitter has become a phenomenon with over 23 million unique visitors accessing twitter.com directly in July 2009 with global rank rising to 43rd largest website in the world. But most of all, its success comes from the adaptation by technology world, where new applications are being built on daily basis using twitter.com API. These vary from twitter clients, which allow better access without ever having to visit twitter.com to applications such as tweetstats.com, which provide analysis of your Twitter account. Most of these applications are built in the US whilst the biggest audience for Twitter comes from London, UK.
Today, Manchester, UK based software developer Martin Rue is launching tweetdoc.org, a simple tool that helps companies produce documents in pdf format facilitating brand monitoring, competitor and market analysis and event monitoring through the power of Twitter.
Startup 2.0, the northern eco-system for tech entrepreneurs setup by the Founder of edocr.com, is helping Martin to explore business applications of tweetdoc.org
Today, tweetdoc.org is also launching its integration with edocr.com, a global document publishing, distribution and interactivity platform, based out of Daresbury Innovation Centre, which is based between Manchester and Liverpool. The integration allows uploading documents (e.g. brand monitoring report) created by tweetdoc.org to edocr.com by clicking a button. Once uploaded, edocr.com creates a thumbnail and flash document that can be embedded on websites and blogs. The built-in distribution tools allow the document links to be e-mailed to as many friends and colleagues as you wish, as well as bookmark to over 50 largest social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Digg and Stumble Upon. Suddenly the document you uploaded begins to penetrate through the Internet bringing significant traffic, leading to potential sales opportunities for your business.
Manoj Ranaweera, Founder & CEO of edocr.com commented, “We are glad to be working with tweetdoc.org which can help our customers understand how to monitor their brands, competition and markets on twitter. From technical perspective, tweetdoc.org has allowed us to prove that our investment in developing an OAuth based API is finally paying off. We were ahead of Twitter in launching our API, and this is the first time it has been used by a Twitter application. Twitter plays a key role in our strategy as it has become a channel for distributing links of documents hosted by edocr.com. As such edocr.com has a built-in auto-tweet functionality that each user can configure. This allows document title and link to be displayed on twitter upon uploading a document to edocr.com bringing instant traffic by multitude of twitter clients and applications”.
Martin Rue, Founder of tweetdoc.org commented, “Though tweetdoc.org was initially intended to help people document their twitter based events, exploring the business use cases has been very exciting. Integration with edocr.com now provides a complete solution for people wanting to monitor anything from what is being said about their company to what’s happening in their particular industry – and through edocr.com, allows an end to end solution for distributing this information, as well as permanently storing it.”
Do let us know how you plan to use tweetdoc.org and its integration with edocr.com? A number of sample documents could be found from here
- The Next Web: Save Twitter Search results forever with Tweetdoc
- TechCrunch Europe: Monitor your brand or event’s Twitter impact with tweetdoc.org