Crowd sourcing and the api rate limit?




I am considering building an application that uses the twitter API that maybe will exceed the rate limits. It is a non profit thing, that probably will not become very big, but nevertheless, it could easily break the max number of calls/15 min. bracket.

I am wondering if I enable people to register their own apps with twitter, that use the application I am building, does that constitute a breach of the terms? In theory I’d say no, but I’m not sure how that would work in practice, as the requests will come from one IP. It would be a form of crowd sourcing.

Hope someone can help me here :slightly_smiling:


It’s really against the spirit of the Developer Policy, yes. We ask that you don’t try to game the system and circumvent the rate limits in this way.

If you’d like to apply for elevated limits on specific endpoints for a specific period, there’s a form on our Platform Support page which can help.