Do you have any code examples for this? So you basically maintain a local db of id-to- screen_names? Do you get all of a user's friend/ follower id's and then look up their screen names with individual API calls? What do you do when a user has more relationships than the API limit will allow you to query? And what about users that change their screen name? In short, can you provide a bit more background to your methods?
Thanks! Michael On Sep 4, 2009, at 11:23 PM, TjL <luo...@gmail.com> wrote: > > caching is the best answer i have found > > On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 9:01 PM, dizid<glasw...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Hi, >> >> When i request friends (or followers) from the Twitter API i want to >> get the screen_name's based on the id's. >> >> I use users/show for this, inputting the id and getting back de >> screen_name. >> This costs ALOT of API calls and i run into the API rate limit fast, >> especially with many friends. >> >> Is there a better way of getting screen_names for friends / >> followers? >> ( Better, meaning in fewer API calls.) >> >> Thank you. >>