There is no way to turn URL shortening off. Two ways you could handle this though are: 1) Keep the URLs short enough that Twitter does not turn them into bitly links. I don't think the exact size/composition is published so you would have to experiment to see where that line is. 2) Shorten it yourself so you can control what comes after the /. It would not be a direct link but you could parse it.
Abraham On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 06:42, infopete <p...@infonote.com> wrote: > > we're writing an application to do live gps tracking with Twitter. > > We'd like to be able to have a full url in a message which we could > parse or use as a direct web link. > > GPS logging will be done on pocket pc based phones and we already have > a test application available (Twittrack). > > We're extending the functionality of our silverlight application > http://tweepware.infonote.com to be able to display live gps updates > from Twitter. > > But...... > > When we post to Twitter using the api our url is always shrunk to a > bit.ly url. > > How can we stop this? > > Regards > > Pete > -- Abraham Williams | Community Evangelist | http://web608.org Hacker | http://abrah.am | http://twitter.com/abraham Project | http://fireeagle.labs.poseurtech.com This email is: [ ] blogable [x] ask first [ ] private.