Ah, that's a bit annoying... I would of though that an application being able to send notifications to a user was a fairly common requirment.
Thanks for the advice. On Feb 3, 6:48 pm, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> wrote: > Twitter's API doesn't really support the notion of an application having > agency to send direct messages on its own. Direct messages are between two > Twitter users. > > If you want your application to have an identity, it'll need to be a Twitter > account also -- one that has approved your application. When you want your > application to send a direct message to the user, you use the access token > of your application's account. > > The gotcha here is that the user who is receiving the direct message needs > to be following your application's user account. A common practice in this > case is to suggest through a UI that the user follows that account to > receive DMs. You must make the "following" aspect opt-in though. > > Taylor > > -- 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