Thank you for the answer, that's what I understood (Instagram quotes xauth under their formulars actually).
The thing is I built an OAuth provider for a service (based on the oauth-php library) it works well for our websites on PC/iphone and keitai (japanese handset) and we are now wanting to develop some native iPhone apps able to connect not only with our service but also with twitter (or/and others) for example, a la instagram. Using a webview is of course possible but the xauth is more elegant I think for the users in our case. Thank you again for the answer it clarified what I thought. Now I have to adapt my oauth provider for xauth (I already found some leads but not so much things about that on the net yet.). On 10 avr, 01:08, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> wrote: > Native mobile applications can apply for xAuth > access,http://dev.twitter.com/pages/xauthwhich allows an application to > exchange a > login & password for an OAuth access token. Instagram & Seesmic both use > xAuth to simplify this flow. > > Depending on how deeply your application needs to use Twitter, I would also > recommend evaluating other options like Web > Intentshttp://dev.twitter.com/pages/intents > > @episod <http://twitter.com/episod> - Taylor Singletary > > 2011/4/9 ジェローム <jeromesa...@gmail.com> > > > > > > > > > I would like to know how iPhone Apps like Seesmic or Instagram connect > > to the Twitter account. They don't use any webview. I can do an app > > connecting with Oauth through a webview but how do these apps manage > > the connection? > > > Do these apps have some special permissions/way to connect ? > > > -- > > 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