Hi folks, This is Robby from oneforty. We wanted to take a moment to address the issues that you all have raised surrounding our use of Twitter OAuth.
oneforty requests read/write access to your Twitter account. At present, read access is used to examine the source tag of your tweets, so that we can identify which applications you are using. This allows us to automate filling in the "My Apps" section of your profile. If your tweets are public, we can do it without read access, but only in limited number because we need to authenticate in order to get past the Twitter API limits. As for write access, we're hoping to add features along the lines of "Tweet about this app" or "DM the app developer." By requesting read/write access, we can provide a much better user experience for handling these features than we could otherwise, as the alternative would be a nonnative mechanism involving popup windows or new browser tabs on twitter.com. We will never, under any circumstances, post to your twitter account without your consent. Any publishing to your tweet stream, sending of DMs, etc. will be the result of an explicit action on your part. It will never be done automatically. It will always be opt-in rather than opt-out. We are in the process of updating our site copy to reflect all of this, but wanted to pass along our intentions to this group sooner rather than later. As always if you have any questions or concerns we are always available at develop...@oneforty.com. Best, Robby (on behalf of @graysky, @macasek and myself)