Augur: iPhone App That Uses Twitter to Tell the Future
Guys – I am so incredibly excited to say, officially and everything, that my iPhone app is on the App Store! Yeah!
I’ve been working on this app idea, for… well, for an embarrassingly long time. I’ve been pecking away at the thing, in my spare time, for a good while. And I’m so super thrilled to say that it’s made it through the App Review process, and is available for purchase on the App Store!
For a full pitch on what the app is all about, check out the official website. In a nutshell, the app uses Twitter to try to predict the future. I’ve gotten a few questions as to how the thing actually works, and I have a more in-depth blog post in the works diving into the nitty gritty. But for now – Twitter. Future. Let’s leave it at that.
I’m quite fond of the name, as an augur was someone who in Roman times divined the future by studying the flight path of birds. And the app is kind of doing the same, but instead of birds it looks at tweets… and instead of looking at the sky, it looks at the Internet.
I still have concerns regarding the signal to noise ratio, but the early reports I’ve gotten from a few friends seems to suggest that there are some fun discoveries happening. My friend Aaron posted up a screenshot of the app on his phone, and I have to tell you… this absolutely made my day.
If you’ve got an iPhone and can spare the coin, consider this an official invitation to give the app a whirl. And as always, if you wouldn’t mind passing along the website to your friends/family on social media, I’d consider that a kindness.