I've been trying to develop a widget to use Twitter on a Flash-based
device my company has just released to market in Brazil. To provide
you with an overview of the product, it is very similar do iPad
(touchscreen) though it doesn't have an embedded browser and runs ONLY
ON FLASH, it means, THERE'S NOTHING THAN FLASH RUNNING IN IT.
Well, here's where all my problems lie.
First, in order to be able to retrieve a users protected tweets I'm
supposed to have this user logged in (authenticated). As I don't have
a browser in the device, it's impossible to user OAuth (please please,
correct me whenever I may be making a mistake), so I tried the "http://
user:passw...@api.twitter.com/*whatever*.xml" syntax ... got the
following error when testing the project in Flash:
Error #2044: Unhandled ioError:. text=Error #2032: Stream Error.
It's probably because I'm trying to submit a browser "command" through
Flash Player (or something like that).
Well, It seems I can't go further in my application development
without solving this issue so I REAAAAALLYY NEEEDD HELP! DESPERATELY!
DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHAT CAN BE DONE TO SOLVE THAT???
Any help is welcome, though I'm answering some probable questions in
- can I use a "bridge" like a PHP script? No. My company isn't paying
anything to have a PHP server to have this Twitter App running, and as
it is intended to a costumer device, I can't use an "open" server to
host the script.
- can I use AIR or Flex? No. The device supports ONLY AND ONLY Flash
- can't you use OAuth? No, as I said, there's no browser in the
Then, I hope some God blessed creature can help me!
Thanks in advance.