Any app that pages through timelines uses since_id or max_id depends responses being ordered by tweet ID. What will be the replacement for since_id and max_id?
Taylor Singletary wrote: We are planning to replace our current sequential tweet ID generation routine with a simple, more scalable solution. IDs will still be 64-bit unsigned integers. However, this new solution is no longer guaranteed to generate sequential IDs. Instead IDs will be derived based on time: the most significant bits being sourced from a timestamp and the least significant bits will be effectively random. For the majority of applications we think this scheme switch will be a non-event. Before implementing these changes, we'd like to know if your applications currently depend on the sequential nature of IDs. Do you depend on the density of the tweet sequence being constant? Are you trying to analyze the IDs as anything other than opaque, ordered identifiers? Aside for guaranteed sequential tweet ID ordering, what APIs can we provide you to accomplish your goals? To unsubscribe from this group, send email to twitter-development-talk+unsubscribegooglegroups.com or reply to this email with the words "REMOVE ME" as the subject.