Dealing with Twitter apps inflexible permissions

Facebook apps, which can ask for any set of permissions from a user at any time, can start by requesting some basic permissions and can request others later when the users trust has been won. In contrast, Twitter apps are very inflexible. You must set what permissions you want and ask for them at the start, with no chance to change them.

If your Twitter app could work equally well with both read-only or write permissions, what do you do? If you ask for read permissions part of your app won’t work, and if you ask for write permissions then some users may be scared to give them to you and just abandon your app.

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What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; replay social media with ShowShift

What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; we wrote a system that replays social media buzz as it happened on demand, so if your watching your favourite TV show later than everyone else you can still see everyone’s comments in context. Continue reading “What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; replay social media with ShowShift”