Given the amount of interest people seem to be showing in the Twitter proxy concept, I’m going to take a shot at making one. If you’d like to help, here’s what I am thinking:
I learned a lot about the pros and cons of using Google App Engine while making my Java implementation of a rssCloud server, rssNimbus. It seems like a perfect platform for hosting a thin set of Twitter APIs that can form the basis of a hackable open source effort at giving Twitter a brain.
I’m going to start a SourceForge or Google Code project to host the Java code. As for collaborating on the proxy “language”, I’m open to suggestions. Google Docs? Wave? Mailing list?
Anyone who is interested in participating please drop me an email at “chuck -at- shotton dot com” or post a comment here.