The Electron App framework makes it really easy to build cross-platform applications. I know this, because I’ve made a bunch. But how do you find out if people are using the features in your application? You could ask them or wait for them to tell you, but you can also use Google Analytics’ event tracking…
Twitter search in sidebar using Greasemonkey
Twitter’s recent redesign is great, but quite a few people missed the Twitter people search, or hoped it would add the new search.twitter.com in the sidebar. As I hadn’t done anything with Greasemonkey yet, but wanted to play around with it for some time, I decided to combine the two.
Twitter search in sidebar
Click the link to install it using Greasemonkey: twittersearch.user.js
And this is what it looks like:
If you need to do heavier stuff and want to make use of library’s, you can do that, too. The only gotcha I really had, had to do with innerHTML (shock!) that acted a bit icky with onfocus functions and parameters in quotes. Solution: remove the quotes.
There are a couple of websites I looked around to find info on Greasemonkey:
If there’s an annoyance with a website you use often, and you think you could fix it easily, then Greasemonkey is an excellent way to do that fast and easy. Do you have any tips for Greasemonkey?