Launching TweetBytes

Proudly announcing my very own Twitter client, TweetBytes! Bursts of short spans of coding over four nights. Built using PHP, TweetBytes uses OAuth to connect users to Twitter, whereby the user need not reveal his password to the application.

Update: TweetBytes is now @tweet on txtWeb

TweetBytes facilitates Twitter access through text messages, and is a complete SMS based Twitter client. But I’ve put in enough effort to make sure it isn’t largely inferior to the web and smartphone clients. And well, it surely beats their ass up in the sense that it requires no Internet! Just carry it along in your phone, and access it from anywhere through text messages, thanks to txtWeb.

The front end development and the code for OAuth authentication took as much time as developing the back end features of the client. Check it out here.


Well, that was my first tweet from TweetBytes, and tweeting here gets as simple as sending @tweet This is my tweet to txtWeb. Update: A few more tweets here from some of my friends using it!




Update: TweetBytes has expanded to newer horizons after being published on the platform on 20th September 2012. Access it here.

I might have missed a couple of them, but I’m trying to archive tweets from others regarding the application. Thanks everyone!!


  1. Antony Padayattil

    September 22nd, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Hi, Just tried tweetbytes.. awsm..
    I’m developing a similar app for and i was wondering how you identified users uniquely. My first guess was to use the hash bit then I think it changes if the user uses another app. If you are willing to help you may mail me or @

  2. Arjun

    October 19th, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Hi Antony, I don’t think the hash changes for the user when he tries another application. It should be unique and constant for each phone number, as the same hashing algorithm is applied onto the user’s number. So that must be sufficient for you to identify every user uniquely, which is what I’m doing. And sorry for the delayed response, I just haven’t been active with my site lately.

  3. Karthik E C

    November 16th, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Wow u are awesome bro. Thank you very much for your app. I hope you will launch more apps

  4. Arjun

    November 20th, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    @Karthik: Thanks a lot for the support. It really encourages me to do more. :). Please do come by this place once in a while, and you might find something new. :)

  5. Sijo John

    January 2nd, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Hey Arjun, awesome app.. will you please open source it so that we may learn how to build such cool apps ?

  6. Arjun

    January 22nd, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    @Sijo: Hi Sijo, thanks for your appreciation. OAuth is a really nice concept whose documentation you can look into. Once you get familiar with it, you will be able to develop applications for many such sites that requires authentication. And I will definitely consider open sourcing this application sometime in the near future. :)

  7. Karthik E C

    January 25th, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Hey bro thank u for your reply to my comment.

    Your option in Txtweb is not working properly.Pls correct it and let me know after correcting it

  8. Karthik E C

    January 25th, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Hey bro i want your help in creating an way2sms app. If you are interested in helping me then please reply to my email

  9. Karthik E C

    January 25th, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Is there any other apps from you other than twitter and wordpress???


TweetBytes is now @Tweet

@tweetbytes is now @tweet, thanks to txtWeb’s recognition of the popularity of the app amongst txtWeb users. Now that it got a snappier keyword, what does it mean for the current users? Simply put, it just got better, and easier to access. Existing users of @tweetbytes needn’t do anything to access the application through the […]

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