Loklak Tweets – Tweets and much much more !

The last update when the tweets functionality was implemented, it was able to post a regular tweet from the loklak webclient application. The tweets functionality has undergone massive changes and multiple code refactor so that there are more features along with the usual features implemented by Twitter, them being

  1. The ability to post a map as an attachment to the tweet.
  2. The ability to post large text attachment 0r markdown to twitter.

Once the user is loggedin, the user can click on the tweet functionality where he’d be provided with a lot of options, post a regular tweet, a tweet with an attached image, a tweet with map attachment or a tweet with markdown.


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Ability to compose new tweets with map attachments

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Ability to write markdown code as attachment to the tweets.

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Live view of the markdown text rendered on the screen so that the user can see the large text content he/she is attaching as markdown text to twitter.

The use can also post their location via loklak to twitter similar to how twitter uses the geolocation service, the navigator request takes the coordinates and reverse looks up the database so that the location name and the nearby areas can be retrieved.

Large text tweet with markdown content

Map attachment tweets

Image upload tweet

All the tweets that are posted over here are cross posted to loklak to make it easier for the server to harvest the tweets, We’ve moved to loklak.net from test.loklak.net after a lot of testing to make sure that the application performs well under heavy load. We have collected more than 42 million tweets so far on the main server.

Loklak Tweets – Tweets and much much more !

Loklak gets a makeover !

Things have made tremendous progress since the last time we’ve posted. Loklak has undergone a massive design change and a lot of critical bugs were fixed. The loklak webclient which is the frontend to the loklak server has made tremendous enhancements and progress in this period. We now support an amazing authentication with twitter and the ability to post a tweet, favorite and retweet the tweets you see.

At the same time, the search functionality to the tweets harvested on the loklak server has undergone massive enhancements and it’s now possible to look for tweets which are only images, videos etc.., The tweets can also be visualized based on their location on an interactive map which shows more tweets in an area as you scroll and interact more with the details and markers present on the map.

A profanity filter has also been implemented allowing the users / creators of the wall to create the wall and only showcase the contents that’s suitable for showcasing during a conference where loklak wall is being used.

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There’s still more exciting developments in progress so that the application reaches the final outcome. This is the 2nd Milestone we’ve accomplished and we’re striving to achieve more and deliver a better experience.

Your feedback is always appreciated, we’d love to know more about what you think. In case you have a feature in mind and want to talk to us, we’re available on the mailing list or you could always file an issue for a feature you’ve always wanted or to report a bug.

Interested in helping us ? Join us in its development on Github, Star us and show your support.

Loklak gets a makeover !