I’m looking for a way to write an open source application that would run client side, and would follow tweets from specific accounts in real time with no third party interference (those are all hard requirements). The app doesn’t need write access – that would be nice to have, but it’s not a requirement per se. I would also like to avoid asking each user to create their own Twitter App; I assume that’s not something Twitter intends, anyway (a single “real” app should map to a single Twitter App).
I looked into the Streaming API’s OAuth thing, but it seems that’s not deployable client-side, since it would require me to publish my consumer secret. Am I wrong? If I’m right, is there another way to achieve my objective in a different manner?