Need an experienced Adobe Flex/Air developer to build a Twitter desktop application that will contain the same general functionality of many of the leading Twitter desktop applications such as Tweetdeck and Stocktwits along with some additional functionality. General requirements are:
-ability to update twitter status
-ability to view twitter timeline in column view
-ability to view twitter searches in columns
-ability to view twitter lists in column view
-ability to Reply and Retweet
-ability to store username and password in the Application
-display of twitter timelines, lists, and searches must show user picture, status update and time of the status update.
-ability to click the name of a twitter user to follow or unfollow that user
-twitter statuses must automatically contain hyperlinks for usernames, hashtags, and links
In addition to these requirements, some special functionality will be required:
-the App will be similar to Stocktwits in that it will allow a sub-group of Twitter users to interact with each other
-the App must be able to create hyperlink functionality when it comes across a string in a twitter status that starts with a double explamation point ("!!") like "!!BGSU". It must turn that string into a hyperlink. The hyperlink must open a new column when clicked that would contain the twitter search results for that string. For questions, please see the way that Stocktwits handles the click event associated with $GOOG and other stock symbols containing a $.
-the status update (tweet) text input area must be able to recognize when a user types a "!!" and bring up an autocomplete list of items that the user can select to include in the status update.
There are some existing libraries that may be helpful in designing the functionality. Please see
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[url removed, login to view] for autocomplete functionality. Note that the autocomplete functionality must "fire" only when the "!!" is typed. I will provide the list of items that will be the data for the autocomplete list.
For any questions, be sure to be familiar with, and consult the functionality of Tweetdeck and Stocktwits.