At this point, we are not encouraging end-user applications to communicate
directly with the Streaming API. The primary purpose of the Streaming API is
currently for service-to-service integrations. For example, we don't
currently support oAuth.

You may release your application, however. Each user must provide their
credentials over basic auth. If everyone came in with your credentials,
first, they'd probably be able to change your password and/or create spam on
your account. Secondly, the Streaming API only allows one connection per
account at a time. You'd only be able to support one user on your
application -- yourself.

-John Kalucki
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 2:47 AM, Carl Knott <> wrote:

> Hi, I've written a twitter steaming app that visualizes twitter search
> results. I am connecting to the stream using my own twitter account.
> Can I continue to use my own account when I release the application or
> would the user have to provide there own username/password? I want to
> be able to use my own account because its simpler and as the search
> results are public I don't want to limit the information to user's of
> twitter. Thank you, Carl.

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