Twitter & web development newbie here. I have a Rails app that I would like to allow users to tweet from, so either the Tweet button or Intents seems like the right tool to use.
On the particular page, I have a table with selectable rows of products. I’d like to pre-populate the tweet text with what the user has selected from the table. There is no real need to talk back to my server with the selections -> I think it’s best to keep this all on the client side.
So, say the user selected the rows for “Apple Juice” and “Oscillating Fans”, I’d like the tweet link to launch with a default message of “I like Apple Juice and Oscillating Fans”. The user can change this of course, in the popup tweet window.
But for some reason, I like the Tweet Button better (I like the picture). But it isn’t manipulable in the same way… it gets replaced by an IFRAME and the ID parameter doesn’t get preserved.