New Twellow Feature Increases Usability
Twellow introduced a new feature today that allows users to easily follow and unfollow Twitterers directly from the Twellow interface. Whereas in the past, you would have had to clicked through to a user’s Twitter page to do so.
If you are unfamiliar with Twellow, think about it as a yellow-pages service for finding people on Twitter. You can search for things or browse the directory to find people who tweet about the topics you are interested in. Twellow is a WebProNews service.
"With Enhanced Logins we’re bringing a greater level of functionality to the Twellow experience," Twellow’s lead developer Matthew Daines tells me. "This will greatly assist our users, and Twitter users in general, with finding people who matter."
He notes that the feature is not a complicated one by any means, but makes the service more convenient. This means usability is increased.
When a Twellow user chooses the “Enhanced” feature at login time the Twellow system will enable special Follow buttons under each user’s profile image. This button allows the user to either follow or remove a following as they see fit.
Of course, following/unfollowing Twitterers right from Twellow would not have been possible without Twitter’s API. "A big thanks goes out to the Twitter API team. They’ve added some excellent functionality to their API that makes this feature much more usable," says Daines.
For more information about how to use the new feature, read Matthew’s post on the Official Twellow Blog. And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to play around with other Twellow features like TwellowHood and Twellow Pulse.