Well this is disappointing. 350 is not 20,000.
I have one little twitter app (using the trends api) and I need around 800 requests per hour to get the data. This and a few other ideas I had just died. These are all small side projects with limited opportunities for monetization or funding. The 20k white listing meant I could build proof of concepts to show skills or judge interest. very disappointing. :( Ian http://twendr.com On Feb 10, 4:43 pm, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote: > Beginning today, Twitter will no longer grant whitelisting requests. > We will continue to allow whitelisting privileges for previously > approved applications; however any unanswered requests recently > submitted to Twitter will not be granted whitelist access. > > Twitter whitelisting was originally created as a way to allow > developers to request large amounts of data through the REST API. It > provided developers with an increase from 150 to 20,000 requests per > hour, at a time when the API had few bulk request options and the > Streaming API was not yet available. > > Since then, we've added new, more efficient tools for developers, > including lookups, ID lists, authentication and the Streaming API. > Instead of whitelisting, developers can use these tools to create > applications and integrate with the Twitter platform. > > As always, we are committed to fostering an ecosystem that delivers > value to Twitter users. Access to Twitter APIs scales as an > application grows its userbase. With authentication, an application > can make 350 GET requests on a user’s behalf every hour. This means > that for every user of your service, you can request their timelines, > followers, friends, lists and saved searches up to 350 times per hour. > Actions such as Tweeting, Favoriting, Retweeting and Following do not > count towards this 350 limit. Using authentication on every request is > recommended, so that you are not affected by other developers who > share an IP address with you. > > We also want to acknowledge that there are going to be some things > that developers want to do that just aren’t supported by the platform. > Rather than granting additional privileges to accommodate those > requests, we encourage developers to focus on what's possible within > the rich variety of integration options already provided. Developers > interested in elevated access to the Twitter stream for the purpose of > research or analytics can contact our partner Gnip for more > information. > > As always, we are here to answer questions, and help you build > applications and services that offer value to users. > > Ryan > > -- > Ryan Sarver > @rsarver -- 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