With the proliferation of services like Google App Engine finding free or cheap sever resources is easy.
Abraham On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 06:09, ryan alford <ryanalford...@gmail.com> wrote: > Another problem with this approach is that you are now required to have a > server. So now a developer would have the added expense of paying for a > server. Now if the developer already had a server, then it's a moot point, > but not all developers have their own hosted servers. > > What happens when your server goes down, or your hosting provider has > connectivity problems? Your app is now dead, even though Twitter is still > functioning normally. > > Ryan > > > On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 7:08 AM, Anton Krasovsky <anton.krasov...@gmail.com > > wrote: > >> With all that talk about OAuth, I thought I might share my experience >> using it in for a mobile (j2me) twitter client. >> >> I guess my approach is nothing new, and probably is not applicable to >> iPhone apps because of the appstore distribution process, but anyways. >> >> So the way I handle OAuth is as follows: >> >> All application downloads are handled by my own server. Before >> allowing user to download the app I initiate OAuth authorization with >> Twitter and then, save user tokens along with generated unique id for >> a user. >> >> Once authorized, user is permitted to download the application which >> is tagged with that unique user id I generated earlier. >> >> Once user starts the app, it uses it's id to authenticate itself to my >> server. >> >> All communicatin between Twitter and user's appication is >> handled/proxied by the server that performs all necessary oauth >> signing on behalf of the user. >> >> So, this way I have all benefits of using OAuth in a mobile app. >> >> The only drawback really, is that user must visit my web site at least >> once to perform authorization. >> >> Regards, >> Anton >> http://pavo.me >> > > -- Abraham Williams | Community Advocate | http://abrah.am Project | Out Loud | http://outloud.labs.poseurtech.com This email is: [ ] shareable [x] ask first [ ] private. Sent from Seattle, WA, United States