There's no way right now to get usernames in bulk. Get the ids, then query and get the complete info 100 at a time. You can build this for your users over time.
Once list of friends for a user has been retrieved, the next time a user comes, you can just get the latest set of friends and add them to the existing records. -Nischal On Sep 30, 4:01 pm, artesea <ryancul...@gmail.com> wrote: > I was hoping on adding some ajax code to my web app to allow auto- > completing of @usernames as you start typing > eg: > [...@jon] > �...@jonathan > �...@jon_smith > �...@jonny > I suspect I'll need to cache the names on my server, but was wondering > if there was a quick API call to get just the usernames of the people > you follow. > > statuses/friends gets me the username, but I also end up with more > data than I need (bandwidth), and have to navigate in blocks of 100s > (time). > friends/ids looks perfect, limited info, brings back 5000 in one go, > however I only get the ids. > > Is there a (hidden) option to get usernames instead of ids with > friends/ ? > > Else if I have a user who is following 3000 people I will need to > cursor through the api 30 times, just to build a cache file, by the > time that is complete I'm sure the user will have completed the name. -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk