The minimum Gnip charge is $500 per month, with a minimum of a year contract, if you want to use Gnip in a production application.
And that's before the -- still unknown -- additional access charges for the Twitter feeds. You can't use Gnip in a production application if you are not an incorporated business, so that excludes access for many developers, even if they can afford the charges. Maybe there's a secondary market here, for an incorporated business to provide access for one-man developers to Gnip data for a fee. Meaning, Reseller Inc subscribes to Gnip and gets the data feeds, and resells them to one-man developers. I haven't checked Gnip's TOS to see if that's expressly prohibited. On Nov 17, 2:51 pm, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zn...@borasky- research.net> wrote: > Ryan, what about User Streams? I'm building something around User > Streams but it is a "non-display" analytics application. Am I at risk > for Twitter inserting another business into *my* data stream as well? > And I'm curious how some of the other Streaming consumers are going to > react to insertion of a monopoly middleman into their data source. I > briefly dealt with Gnip a while back and found their API hard to use > and their pricing exorbitant. > -- > M. Edward (Ed) Boraskyhttp://borasky-research.nethttp://twitter.com/znmeb > > "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos -- 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