Getting twitterID from the Username


#1

Hi All,

We are on the way to developing an application to extract traffic information using tweets. For this we are following a particular user(Rather a crowdsourced timeline). We are using Streaming API using twitter4j libraryfor this. In order to follow a particular user we need their twitterIDs to be inserted in the filter.

Is there anyway to convert between twitter name to twitter ID?


#2

You can use the REST API for this - users/show.json and pass in the screen_name parameter, then parse the response to get the ID.