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Twitter Reply Tracker

This is a project that provides code meant to be run on AWS Lambda for tracking replies to a tweet, as well as searching those replies.

Motivation

Writing this was inspired by the following tweet:

For people who are in a position to give help: Post to your timeline every now & then that you're open to questions. That makes a difference

— Stephanie Hurlburt (@sehurlburt) July 23, 2017

I thought it was really great how Stephanie was using her clout to bring people together, but found it difficult to find people who had replied, volunteering their expertise. So I wrote this!

Deploying

If you're interested in modifying this code and deploying it for yourself, please raise an issue in the issue tracker.

Components

There are two pieces of this application - the lambda code to refresh search replies, and the search UI.

If You Replied...

...and don't see your reply on the search UI, please file an issue on the issue tracker and I'll work to remedy that.

Room for Improvement

There's plenty of room for improvement in this application, namely:

  • It could use a code of conduct - I'm new to this, so I would appreciate suggestions!
  • It needs lots of documentation on how to deploy - I'll try to work on this first. =)
  • It needs better error handling.
  • It could be a whole lot prettier.
  • It's not yet mobile friendly - this is partially UI, partially how heavy it is coming over the wire.
  • It's written in Elm, which isn't a problem in and of itself, but it results in heavier generated JS files, which impacts mobile users.
  • It's specific to Stephanie and her tweet - I would like to make the code more generic, as well as make multiple tweets' replies available on a single UI.
  • I would like the search UI to not allow new input while tweets are loading - I couldn't get something I liked working quickly, but I bet I could nail it given enough time.
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