Hi Ian, For trends you might like to try our trends.api.twitter.com server which hosts a cached copy of the trends information and is updated whenever the trends change. It should support your use case and we would be interested in any feedback you may have about it's performance.
To use it just map the api.twitter.com trends request onto the trends.api.twitter.com domain name, for example: http://api.twitter.com/1/trends/available.json becomes: http://trends.api.twitter.com/1/trends/available.json and: http://api.twitter.com/1/trends/1.json becomes: http://trends.api.twitter.com/1/trends/1.json Best, @themattharris Developer Advocate, Twitter http://twitter.com/themattharris On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Ian Irving <ian.irv...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 > -- 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