Use status POST to update a logged in user's status with @anywhere - instead of embedded Tweet Box?


Hey guys,

I have a site where I’d like to perform an ajax POST with the contents of a as the status text. In other words, I want to make a custom Tweet Box that uses @anywhere to authenticate rather than OAuth.

The reasons I want to write a tweet box from scratch instead of using the one provided by Twitter are:

  1. Capture onclick events to perform additional functions (the site could be considered a Web App - the tweet the user writes should be instantly placed in a ul with some other tweets)
  2. Full customisability of the box (JQuery animations, @media queries etc.)
  3. Percentage width (!!!)

I realise that I can achieve all of these by going down the OAuth route - however, the @anywhere protocol is really cool, and getting it working this way would minimise development time greatly.

Thanks for the help!


I would really strongly suggest using a server-side OAuth implementation for this. Customizing @anywhere for this can be a pain.


But it’s possible? Working with OAuth would require me to learn a lot about it in a very short period of time - I will of course do it if absolutely necessary, but this way seemed like an attractive alternative.

As an overview, how exactly could I implement it this way?