429 Too Many Requests retrieving friend lists


#1

Hi, acording to the docs the request limitation for GET friends/list is 30/app and each request can retrieve a max of 20 results.

In accordance with this if an user is folliwing more than 600 (30req*20results) users we are unable to retrieve all that information without reaching the request limit. Is there a way to workaround this?

Also for testing my app this is really annoying because I have to wait 15 minutes between each try.

Regards.


#2

For users with larger graphs, you’ll just have to break the operations out between multiple rate limit windows.


#3

That’s a really limitating limit. I think you should study to increase the max number of requests, I understand that you want people to use your application and don’t want to compete with other apps like happened with Tweetdeck, but the current limit is too low…


#4

This is really disappointing. It puts my app out of commission.


#5

What about getting followers IDs instead of and retrieving 5000 user IDs at a time
https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/get/followers/ids

or GET friends/ids - https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/get/friends/ids


#6

I agree with everything @shellshocklabs has said here. I support Twitter limiting the number of “get/friends/x” calls on a per user basis – even if it’s just 1 within the window – but limiting the app is outright crippling for some legitimate uses.