Do the automation rules apply to this application?

automation

#1

Hello,

I am creating a Twitter client and am wondering if the following actions will have to abide by the automation rules. There are three scenarios I want to address.

Scenario 1

First, the application will retrieve a list of prospect tweets via automation. The retrieved list of tweets may or may not be mentions directly to the client user, and they will be retrieved based on keywords, trending topics, specific user accounts, and other filtration techniques that the Twitter/Gnip API provides. Then for each retrieved tweet, the human user can choose whether to manually create a message and reply via the application, or to simply ignore and evaluate the next tweet in the retrieved list.
In short: Retrieving the tweets to reply to is autonomous. Creating and sending a reply is manual.

Scenario 2

Similar to scenario 1, the application will retrieve a list of tweets via automation. As said, these can be any tweets on Twitter. Although now the application will automatically generate a message template. The user can choose to accept the generated message and manually reply to the tweet via the application, edit the message and manually reply via the application, or simply ignore.
In short: Retrieving the tweets to reply to is autonomous. Creating a reply is mainly autonomous. Sending a reply is manual.

Scenario 3

Similar to scenario 2, except the application will retrieve a list of Twitter accounts (instead of tweets) via automation. For each Twitter account, the application will create a generated message among a various amount of factors. The user can choose to accept the generated message and manually send a non-reply tweet to the Twitter account via the application, edit the message and manually send via the application, or simply ignore.
In short: Retrieving the twitter accounts to reply to is autonomous. Creating a message is mainly autonomous. Sending a message is manual and is not a reply to any tweet.

As always, the user/application must abide by the Twitter Rules. But for each of the scenarios, does the application need to abide by the automation policies too? Let me know if there are any questions since this topic includes several parts.


#2

The automation rules apply to all applications. However, what you are describing here appears to only be retrieving accounts and Tweets automatically, not posting Tweets, so there are no obvious issues with this set of scenarios.