Two months after folding his Web hosting startup Sampa, Redmond entrepreneur Marcelo Calbucci and a group of cohorts launched TweepML, an XML format and companion service for sharing groups of Twitter users.
Calbucci’s been talking about Tweep for a while but is launching it today, after getting Twitter’s approval. Here’s how he describes a potential use of the service in his blog announcement:
Imagine your small business has 3 people on Twitter and a corporate account. What happens if you want to tell people “Hey, you can follow Joe, Anne, Marc and BizToday”? They might decide to follow all those people, but it will be a bit of hassle of click-follow-back-back-click-follow-back-back. With TweepML you can tell people “Hey, follow all of us on Twitter” and with a single-click your visitors can start following 1, 2, 10 or 50 Twitter users at once.
Calbucci said TweepML was a team effort and credited fellow developers Damon Cortesi and Adam Loving, icon designer David Conrad and Design Commission, a Seattle Web development company.