Sending tweets from applications


Hi, I am new to twitter development so any help would be much appreciated.

I am considering writing a windows service that gathers data from various sources and then can tweet events using a particular tweet account, thus interested parties would be able to get regular updates.

The question that I have is: As the application is an NT service I assume that (from the twitter documentation) that I would be using ‘Application Only Authentication’. Also the documentation stipulates that with this form of authentication I can send tweets.

Should I be choosing a different form of authentication? How can I achieve sending tweets from an NT service?


Keith Holme


You’d need user authentication to send Tweets, since you can only do so if you are logged in to an account on Twitter.