You are correct in your analysis of the problem. This is a limitation of how Twitter built their API and there isn't something that does what you want. You can see that even on twitter.com they don't show you *everyone* you've ever had a DM conversation with.
One thing you can do is keep a cache for your users as they use the app so while they won't have old conversations to start, as they have new ones your app will remember. @orian On May 31, 10:00 am, kamesh SmartDude <kamesh.smartd...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hai orian, > > Thanks for the Reply. > > i am developing a mobile application. > > Let's Think about a senario that there happend a Message conversation of 50 > messages(choosen 50 because it is mobile app...it also might be heavy > operation for a mobile) each Between two Tweple. > > Now As u said we use two Below specified API's to fetch 50 inbox and sent > messages.....But in the List has only two users "Me"and the other Person to > whom i sent the messages. we can't Get the list of messages with > otherpeople. it is very hard to know by using this API's to get the list of > all users to whom u sent the messages. > > i want to find a simple solution get the Buddy list and the > conversation...please correct me if i am wrong > > Thanks & Regards, > //Kamesh > > > > > > > > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Orian Marx <or...@orianmarx.com> wrote: > > There isn't an API endpoint that supports this directly, you just need > > to fetch recent sent and received DMs and create the list for > > yourself. > > > @orian > > > On May 30, 3:28 am, kamesh SmartDude <kamesh.smartd...@gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > Hai All, > > > > i am trying to implement "Direct message view" for a mobile app, how > > > the message view is showing in the new web twitter.... > > > "showing the buddies list first and once u click on the buddy it > > > should show the message conversation between the current user and the > > > specific buddy". > > > > But currently twitter is providing only two API to fectch the > > > messages > > > >http://api.twitter.com/1/direct_messages.formatfor"INBOX" > >http://api.twitter.com/1/direct_messages/sent.formatfor"SENT" > > > > i didn't find any API to fetch the list of buddies to whom u sent the > > > messages/who sent u the messages > > > and to fetch the conversation between the two, to show view as per the > > > new requirement. > > > > Is anybody implemented the new view please let me know how to proceed. > > > > Thanks In Advance. > > > > Kamesh. > > > -- > > Twitter developer documentation and resources:https://dev.twitter.com/doc > > API updates via Twitter:https://twitter.com/twitterapi > > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: > >https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > > Change your membership to this group: > >https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk