Why not use oAuth on a desktop client as well as the web client?

This way your Chinese users can still use the app? We are thinking of enabling 
oauth for MyPostButler in the same format but haven't decided if it's worth the 
effort until we get the all clear from twitter they wont kill the application 
once we move to oauth..





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[mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of jaronbarends
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 3:50 AM
To: Twitter Development Talk
Subject: [twitter-dev] Re: countdown to OAuth / basic auth removal / 

I moved my web based app from basic auth to oAuth just last week. I
subsequently got several pleas from Chinese users to put the old
version back up, as they could no longer use my app, since access to
Twitter.com is blocked in China.

This issue has discussed in this group before here:

Being a frontend developer, I may have misunderstood the outcome of
that discussion (I certainly hope so). But from Raffi's last comment
there ("understood, but, right now, not in the plan.  web apps will
have to use the standard oauth workflow.") I understand that web app
users in countries like China where twitter is blocked will simply no
longer be able to use Twitter via the web.

Have I understood this correctly? If not, how can I make sure users in
blocked countries can still use my web app? If my users can no longer
use my app, what do you suggest I recommend them?


On Apr 24, 5:40 pm, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> hi all.
> you're going to be hearing a lot from me over the next 9 weeks.  our plan is
> to turn off basic authorization on the API by june 30, 2010 -- developers
> will have to switch over to OAuth by that time.  between now and then, there
> will be a *lot* of information coming along with tips on how to use OAuth
> Echo, xAuth, etc.  we really want to make this transition as easy as we can
> for everybody.
> as always, please feel free to reach out to this group, or to @twitterapi
> directly.  if you need help remembering the date -http://bit.ly/twcountdown
> .
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> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/raffi
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