I agree.  I've seen a lot of resistance to user apps that "phone home"
in the past.

Joseph Cheek
jos...@cheek.com
@cheekdotcom

mcdade wrote:
> Thanks JDG for the advice but I wrote an App, not a webapp.
>
> The program runs on the users computer and they auth, I really don't
> want to do a whole "i'm going to quietly send your info to me while
> you aren't looking".  I really dislike when companies put in a some
> sneaky things to get the user info without the user knowing about it.
>
> Twitter really should provide a method of seeing this server side, I
> guess they don't.
>
> -b
>
> On Aug 25, 11:44 pm, JDG <ghil...@gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> they do. when you get an access token, the screen name and their ID are
>> returned to you along with the token. Use it. Store it.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 15:18, mcdade <bmcd...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> Bumping on this since no one answered..
>>>       
>>> And i'm up to 90 users who authed now but I have no idea who they are
>>> since i can't search my app's name.
>>>       
>>> Twitter needs to create a way for Developers to track users who are
>>> using the product.  Look at Facebook, they have amazing tools for the
>>> Developer
>>>       
>>> -b
>>>       
>>> On Aug 12, 4:33 pm, mcdade <bmcd...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>       
>>>> Ok.
>>>>         
>>>> So I have my app written, I usedoauthto authenticate them since it
>>>> was easier the storing the password.  Anyways I didn't write in
>>>> anything special to trackusers(or make the follow me) but I would
>>>> like to see who is using it since I had about 300 downloads on the app
>>>> but have only about 58 ppl who have authenticated with twitter.
>>>>         
>>>> Thanks
>>>>         
>>>> -bryan
>>>>         
>>>> oh.. and i wrote the app in Cocoa and the framework and code examples
>>>> suck and mostly don't work.
>>>>         
>> --
>> Internets. Serious business.
>>     
>
>   

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