Twitter open sources Clutch.io mobile A/B testing tool
Following its acquisition of Clutch.io in mid-August, Twitter has announced that Clutch.io's software for developing, deploying and integrating native mobile applications is now available as open source. Described by Chris Aniszczyk, Open Source Manager at Twitter, as "an easy-to-integrate library for native iOS applications", Clutch consists of two projects: the Clutch A/B testing service and the Clutch Framework.
The Clutch Framework lets developers create hybrid apps using native code and HTML, while the A/B testing service allows developers to run various experiments on their native iOS and Android apps to see how users react. "Releasing this code as an open source project is just the beginning," said Aniszczyk, adding: "There are still plenty of areas for improvement from better documentation to an easier setup process. Now that the project is publicly available, we look forward to seeing a community blossom and grow the project into something greater."
In the announcement, Aniszczyk reminds users that the hosted Clutch.io service will only be active and supported until 1 November, after which it will no longer be available – users are advised to use the open sourced code to setup their own installations; instructions for doing so, including a list of requirements, are provided.
Further information about Clutch, including A/B testing and framework documentation, can be found on the project's GitHub page. Users can follow @clutchio on Twitter or join the Clutch.io Google Group for updates on the project or to ask its developers questions. Source code for Clutch is made available under the Apache Licence 2.0.