Twitter set to embark on worldwide developer tour

Twitter set to embark on worldwide developer tour

In an evident effort to encourage worldwide developers to create apps using Twitter data, microblogging service Twitter has recently unveiled its first-ever worldwide developer tour – Flock.

The worldwide developer tour is being launched by Twitter mainly to show developers how they can insert tweets into their apps by using the company’s Fabric suite of programming tools.

Fabric is a new mobile development platform which was launched by Twitter in October 2014, to facilitate developers in creating their own apps. The Fabric platform comprises programming kits which give developers the ability to monitor the stability of their apps, embed streams of tweets, verify the identities of users through phone number sign-in, and monetize their apps via the MoPub platform.

Twitter has announced that it will embark on its Flock worldwide developer tour on January 21, from Los Angeles. The tour – which will comprise a series of half-day events - will eventually spread to other US cities, as well as to some of the leading international hubs like New York, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangalore and Sao Paolo.

Meanwhile, in a separate announcement made on Wednesday, Twitter also launched its first worldwide start-up contest --- ‘Hatch.’ The winners of the contest will get a chance to meet with Twitter executives and potential investors; and will also be able to win cash for the funding of their projects.

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