Best plan of attack to get followers/following lists



I’m hoping someone can assist me - or show me the light. I’m building an application for users to manage their twitter account. View timeline, their followers, who they follow, etc.

My problem is, an oauth’d user can view other peoples timelines, follower list, see who they follow.

This is creating a problem, as there’s a 15 rate limit every 15 minutes. So I’m hitting the limit quite quickly when a user is browsing around other profiles.

Not to mention, each oauth can have multiple users using the platform and performing the same queries against the rate limit.

What do you all suggest?


The rate limits are on a per-user and app base, so another user using your app will have fresh rate limits, unaffected by other users of your app.