Hello all, I am developing a Twitter web app currently on shared hosting. The only Twitter API call that I make is an unauthenticated call to users/ show which is counted against my IP address API rate limit. I do not have a static IP address so I can't whitelist my IP until I get my own server. I can only whitelist my username.
Can I add my accont authentication to the following call: http://twitter.com/users/show/username.xml in order to count the rate limit against my username instead of my IP for every user that visits my site? I am still a novice at PHP, especially security. Would it be ok for me to make this call with basic authentication inside a PHP script, only returning the bits of info that I need to the user? Note that this feature of my site will not be behind a login for Twitter users, so I can not have users login and then have the API rate limit applied to their username. Thanks for the help, Robb