How to set web intents' "via" value?


#1

Hi,

When I tweet thru my application and then go click on that tweet on twitter, I see that this tweet has been submitted thru my application because it says “via ApplicationName”. But when I replay to a tweet or retweet using web intents on my application and click that tweet on twitter it says “via Tweet Button”. How can I achieve the same thing with web intents and makeit say “via ApplicationName” when intent used on my application?

I have gone thru dev pages and couldn’t see anything about it.

thanks.


#2

Since Web Intents relies on Twitter’s sessions to reduce the friction between an end-user goal’s and accomplishing it, there is no application context when using Web Intents or the Tweet/Follow Buttons – the application is Twitter itself. Adding a verifiable application context, as done in both @Anywhere and the Twitter REST API, increases complexity both from security and usability standpoints.


#3

So there is no intent as to handle the “web intents” in the context of an application?


#4

So I assume It is a no.


#5

Sorry for the delay – correct, Web Intents are meant to be used in a context where “application identity” is not concern… it works fine for apps that are most concerned about lowering the friction their users have in tweeting from their app/site or following users associated with their app/site.


#6

@episod,
we were discussing another issue here: https://dev.twitter.com/discussions/1105

have you had any chance to talk to the engineering department about the issue?


#7

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