Flight, Twitter’s first mobile developer conference, took place yesterday in San Francisco, and Twitter took the opportunity to announce Fabric, their new platform for mobile app developers.
“The Fabric platform is made of three modular kits that address some of the most common and pervasive challenges that all app developers face: stability, distribution, revenue and identity,” said Jeff Seibert, Director of Product, Fabric. “It combines the services of Crashlytics, MoPub, Twitter and others to help you build more stable apps, generate revenue through the world’s largest mobile ad exchange and enable you to tap into Twitter’s sign-in systems and rich streams of real-time content for greater distribution and simpler identity.”
More information on these modular kits can be found at the Fabric portal page.
Crashlytics Kit – The Crashlytics Kit gives you a best-in-class toolset to build robust apps: crash reporting, beta distribution, and mobile app analytics that are so easy to understand, we called them Answers.
Twitter Kit – Bring the conversation happening around the world into your app. From Login, to sharing, to displaying Tweets natively in your app, the Twitter Kit makes social integration simple.
“With 500M Tweets per day, we have great content for all types of apps,” says Seibert. “Until now, putting Tweets in your app has meant hundreds of hours of work. Now, with just a few lines of code, you can put Tweets in your app and even style them to your app’s theme.”
Here’s how this looks in the Wall Street Journal app:
The Twitter Kit also includes a tweet composer and updated sign in with Twitter functionality.
MoPub Kit – The MoPub kit helps you turn your app into a business. Monetize your app with just a few lines of code, and optimize your advertising across multiple ad networks.
“When we started working on what would become Fabric over a year ago, our goal was to take what we learned from building Crashlytics, MoPub and Twitter itself, and apply those lessons to a host of issues all mobile app developers face,” says Seibert. “We’ve learned firsthand the challenges to building great mobile apps, and in talking to app developers like you, we’ve learned how pervasive these challenges are. Our mission is to build great developer products that help solve those challenges.”
(Source: Twitter Developer Blog.)