Hello, I am trying to understand how the API functions for interworking for SMS. The inter-working application we will deploy will represent about 1 million users [eventually]. When a user sends a SMS command the inter-working function will proxy the command and send it, via the API to Twitter.
There are a number of questions around this: * Can I register a new user through the API * How do I register an MSISDN [mobile phone number] to my interworking application. * What is the most appropriate mapping of SMS command to API method And most importantly - How do I get tweets form online users To date, I have not been able to find any functional operation of the Twitter API, the interaction with Twitter and how the user experience goes(basically some use-cases with call-flow): My main lack of understanding is: o Is the Tweet automatically posted to the Twitter API? o What is the mechanism that the API uses to present the Tweet? Poll? Timeline? Streaming API? Poll and Timeline are subject to rate limiting, which is a real problem as potentially all 1,000,000 users may be following different and multiple people so we would need to look for, say, 5 - 10 Million people, every few minutes, unless we can send one request for all users. Streaming becomes a problem if we are having to parse for millions of entities. o Does the inter-working application have to Poll the API etc or is this using the Streaming API? o Does anyone know how does Twitter do this with Vodafone? I am not a developer, so I am sure a lot of this may be evident if you have a rudimenatry experience in HTTP etc, however I need more of a layman's understanding. I am sure all of the answers exist, however in all my searching I have not been able to find it. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Regards Ian