Ok, I admit, a lot of new applications are created every day. Also for Twitter. Instead of flooding you with another Top 10 or Top 100 or whatever, I decided to share this Genius Shortcut with you. PackageTrack is a very practical (business) application using Twitter. Track your UPS, FedEx, and USPS packages via Twitter! How cool is that?
How does it work?
1. Follow PackageTrack on Twitter (@packagetrack), within a few minutes PackageTrack will begin following you.
2. You can now “Direct Message” PackageTrack with the nickname and tracking code, separated by a “:”, eg. “Amazon Books: 23345631243” of a package you would like to track.
Currently PackageTrack only tracks UPS, FedEx, and USPS packages (also internationally), but they will be adding more carriers shortly. Also they have integreated with Google Maps to provide route mapping for packages. Now you’ll see a friendly little map link as part of your package’s status messages. Currently, the map only displays the packages history for as long as it has been in the system. Excellent!
Any other interesting business apps via Twitter you like? Let us know!