Building a Social Profile Widget to Display Your Follower Count – Tuts+ Code Tutorial

In this final part of the series, we will develop a social profile widget that link to a Facebook page, Twitter and Google+ profile. The widget will also display the count of Facebook page likes as well as Twitter and Google+ followers count.

Building With the Twitter API: Getting Started – Tuts+ Code Tutorial

Getting started with the Twitter API may seem a bit complicated, but it’s actually quite straightforward. There are a number of libraries for common languages that make the process quite easy. Twitter’s API documentation has also improved greatly over time.

In March 2013, Twitter began requiring OAuth for all API sessions, and that’s led to improvements for users and developers all round. OAuth’s secure authenticated platform has helped Twitter protect user privacy while improving tracking; this in turn has allowed the company to increase the limits for developers on individual API calls.

Create a Facebook Style Sliding Menu in Sencha Touch – Tuts+ Code Tutorial

The Facebook style sliding menu has become a widely used design pattern in mobile applications. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the power of HTML5 and Sencha Touch’s Menu class to create your own sliding menu.


I’m not sure if they were the first, but Facebook has certainly popularized the sliding menu design pattern.