Change the message so that it can go into their activity stream instead of a DM. It may be that you have less information, but a "@storeowner, You just received an order" is better than nothing. Granted with DM you could include more information, but at least a generic message would suffice to have them complete the order fulfillment.
Hope this helps give you some other ideas. On Feb 11, 9:49 pm, pl <plot.l...@gmail.com> wrote: > I've just been reading the messages on here wabout the whitelisting > changes, rate limits, streaming API etc and can only come to the > conclusion that the application we were just about to launch to our > users is going to have to be cancelled. > > It's a simple application that uses DM to send notifications to users > based on real time events - these events being a purchase from their > hosted web store. It was only aimed a low-volume merchants, but even > if they each only have one transaction a day (and they get more than > that) then we would run out of the 250 message limit. > > This decision to not entertain any form of whitelisting in the future > seems to me like it is going to impact a lot of developers. This is > not something we can use the streaming API for as we only send > messages, which the streaming API can not do. So we are stuck with > REST, and therefore stuck with an enforced extremely low limit on > messages. > > As a direct result of this, we now have to cancel the launch of this > application. It was something that a couple of merchants had requestes > and we had said we would look into it. Up until recently it certainly > looked like an option we could give them, but now we are going to have > to go to them and say that it's actually no longer possible to send > them messages on twitter, and see if they have any other platform they > would prefer us to us instead. > > Does anyone have any suggestions as to a way that it might be possible > to actually launch this app - it's something that our customers > requested, and it makes us look bad that we are going to have to say > 'sorry, not possible to send mesasges to you on your preferred > messaging platform...' -- 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