Is it available to implement third party application subscribing some changed data in twitter with twitter api


#1

I would like to implement third party android application subscribing changed data of specific user.
As you know, I can implement it with Facebook api ( http://api.twitter.com/1/notifications/follow ).
However i couldn’t find similar function in twitter api.
Instead of that, i just found streaming api but i think it’s not proper to my purpose.

What i want to do exactly is that if specific twitter user post his photo in twitter, my application user subscribing him should get notification from twitter api.

Is it available?


#2

No, this is not available as an API method. You could use the Streaming API with the track parameter to listen for a specific user posting a new Tweet and create your own “notification” but there’s no separate way to subscribe for notifications.


#3

Thanks for your reply


#4

You told me that it is possible to implement what i told you but i should use the Streaming API
Actually, i looked through the document and i think that if i use the Streaming API, i should keep connecting.
I mean that I can subscribe and get notification when my application keeps connecting to twitter api.
I think it will have much overhead, isn’t it?