Laconica, the Twitter clone open source microblogging software, is one step closer to the version 1.0
Twitter is all the rage these days (it reached even The Colbert Report – a well known US comedy show).
As almost all successful things, Twitter could not escape cloning. They are several services out there Twitter like Jaiku, Presently and Plurk being some of them ((see a longer list of clones here )
But those are web services and that means if you want to actually build one like that you would have to code it yourself.
Here comes Laconica to the rescue. Laconica is the open source microblogging web software which can help in build a web service Twitter like (it helps people in a community, company or group to exchange short – 140 character – messages over the web).
Recently, Laconica team released the version 0.7.3 which bring new features to an already quite well built software (that besides fixing some bugs from previous versions).
Some of the new features are:
* A plugin to allow a templating language for customization
* A plugin for Piwik Analytics engine
* A bookmarklet for posting a notice about a Web page you’re reading
* A welcome notice (‘welcomebot’) and default subscription for new users
* Correct and intelligent redirect HTTP status codes
* Support for SSL for some or all pages on the site
* Better handling of empty notice lists on many pages
* Major improvements to the Twitter friend-sync offline processing
* Ping, twitter and facebook queuehandlers working better
* Subscribers, subscriptions, groups are listed on the Personal page.
* “Invite” link restored to main menu
* Better memory handling in FOAF output
* Fix for SUP support (FriendFeed?)
More here …
Download the latest version of Laconica – the open source microblogging software.
Listen the podcast interview with Evan Prodromou for Laconica and Identi.ca
Laconica is not alone. It has competitors and two of them are Yonkly (built on ASP.NET) and Revou (built on PHP/MySQL but it is commercial – costs about $400). Check them out too.