Use of the Twitter API without an app


Since the deprecation of the API v1.1, things have been very complicated for me.

The implementation and maintenance of an application and the hassle for users is simply not worth it for me. I would like to be able to call several small pieces of information without requirement for an app.

These are, preferably:

  • User’s profile picture URL
  • If the user follows someone else and if they exist

To set up an app for these small functions is a bit pointless, and I feel that the ‘open’ features of the old API should have been left intact for small uses such as these.

My question is: is there a way around integrating an application? I’m 14 years old, and just want to make a small project that interacts with Twitter’s API as easily as possible. I’m programming in PHP, with which I have a decent amount of knowledge.

Have a great day and any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. :slight_smile: