Handle rate limits for a high call application


#1

Hi,
We have developed an App that lets users follow accounts. Those selected accounts’ twitter feeds then aggregated and shown to the user in a single window. This is shooting the rate limit to exhaust quickly as if we have 100 users at a time, their each account will make at least 1 call to the twitter API. Where we can only make less than 80 calls in 15 mins.

Thanks in advance for any help.


#2

You should avoid building apps that automate following - this is against the automation policy.

In general, you’re talking about account limits, not API rate limits. Each account can only follow and unfollow a set number of accounts per day. This is not related to the activities an application can take on a read-only basis. Attempting to follow or unfollow quickly in an automated fashion will rapidly get the application suspended and the probably have the user account locked for automated activity too.


#3

Andy,
Thanks for your answer.
For our App purposes, we are showing twitter feeds of the followed companies in a single feed to the user. Is there any work around doing this without reaching 1000 follows a day or API 80 calls in 15 mins limits.
Will be thankful as that is a main feature of our application.

Regards


#4

I’m not clear what you mean by “reaching 1000 follows a day”. That’s an account limitation and nothing to do with the API.

Which API endpoints do you intend to use?