Desktop apps should be on User Streams, not on stream.twitter.com:
You should keep connections open as long as is practical and reduce
connection churn to a minimum.
Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 8:22 AM, dalm <david....@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been studying APIs and testing with toy apps; technically, it's
> all working fine.
> My questions, regarding a desktop app that I hope to distribute:
> 1) OAuth is obviously required for status updates (api.twitter.com/
> POST), but what about search.twitter.com/GET of public tweets? Do I
> still need to use OAuth (e.g., so that twitter can monitor my app's
> 2) Same as (1), but for stream.twitter.com/filter ?
> 3) Is it Ok for desktop apps to hold stream.twitter.com connections
> open for 20 minutes or so, e.g., during a group discussion?