Testing the waters, is the twitter REST API useful for this?




I’m looking to create an application which will make logs of historical tweet data involving certain company names, as I will be analysing the usage of certain words involving the companies and the outcomes of certain Twitter behaviours.

After looking into the REST API briefly I just wanted to check if this could be done. Is the API intended only for web applications, for instance, and is this why a callback URL must be specified upon registration of an application with the API?

Ideally I would just be able to run my application standalone.

Many thanks!


Callback URL can be a placeholder (just any valid url) if all you’ll be using is your own Access Token & Secret generated in https://apps.twitter.com