Starting later this week we'll be limiting those on the whitelist to
20,000 requests per hour. Yes, you read that right: twenty THOUSAND
requests per hour. According to our logs, this accounts for all but
the very largest consumers of our API. This is essentially a
preventative measure to ensure that no one API client, even a
whitelisted account or IP, can consume an inordinate amount of our
If you run one of the services that routinely exceed 20k
requests/hour, please get in contact with us (a...@twitter.com) as soon
as possible. Chances are good that you'll simply need to slow your
crawl rates, implement more caching on your end, and limit requests to
only active accounts. We're happy to work with you to find solutions.
Alex Payne - API Lead, Twitter, Inc.
You mean like the "rate_limit_status" API call?
Right now, you can page through the lists of friends and followers.
We'll see about ways to get the friends list in one shot. I think our
best bet for a method that returns the entire set of friends or
followers would be simply returning an array of user IDs.
> Even here on the list there are people suggesting that you enhance the
> API to simply drop the current status ... and only return the list of
> followers ... which would seem to be a much simpler, and less
> intensive, query.
We'll certainly consider that.
> As a side note, we are currently working on three twitter
> applications ... two that are hosted services, and one that is a
> desktop application. I want to ensure that we continue to build these
> fully understanding how to work cooperatively with you!
All you need to do is send us an email, and we'll find solutions. It
may take some time if the solution you need isn't on our development
roadmap, but we're here to make it happen.
You can request whitelisting at http://twitter.com/help/request_whitelisting.
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 06:22, btan <btan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> I am trying to read twitter search API. I am able to fetch XML feed
> and parse all elements of an entry except link href for html and
> image. I am using SimpleXML in php and curl to read XML feed and parse
> data. I can easily get author name, title, content because it has
> standard tag <title> .... </title>.
> I can not read image link because it does not have the same open and
> close tage for image link.
> So, could you please provide a link for image in you search API.
> Twitter provides an image profile entity in public status. I would
> also like to know how to add our IP in your whitelist.