I've got a python app running on Google App Engine (appspot hosted) that queries http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q= for simple queries (e.g. "foo OR bar"), and it's being severely throttled (e.g. can't get a successful request through (response 200 w/ data) more than a couple of times per _hour_).
- I'm setting the UA string to something unique/identifiable (e.g. my company name) - I'm respecting the retry-after header coming back when I see a 503 (average retry-after duration is ~750) - GAE turns the IP address behind the app over ~ every 6 hours - app hits tries to hit search.twitter.com every 5 minutes. I've successfully polled the endpoint at much higher rates (in completely different IP address ranges) in the past, without issue. Unclear what's going on. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.