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

Hope this helps give you some other ideas.

On Feb 11, 9:49 pm, pl <> 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...'

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