tuiter

Library for interacting with Twitter API

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Tuiter

Tuiter is a Node.JS library that makes the interaction with the Twitter API easy.

How to install

    npm install tuiter

How to use

Create a Tuiter object with your Twitter application keys

    var keys = {
        "consumer_key" : "blablabla"
      , "consumer_secret" : "blablabla" 
      , "access_token_key" : "blablabla"
      , "access_token_secret" : "blablabla"
    };

    var tu = require('tuiter')(keys);

Use the api methods as you want, for example:

    tu.mentionsTimeline({trim_user: true}, function(err, data){
      console.log(data);    
    });

Using the Streaming is a little different:

    tu.filter({track: ['soccer','pokemon']}, function(stream){
      // tweets :)
      stream.on('tweet', function(data){
        console.log(data);
      });
    });

It is possible to use lat, long objects for describing location bounding boxes:

    tu.filter({location: [{lat: -90, long: -180}, {lat: 90, long: 180}]}, function(stream){
      // tweets :)
      stream.on('tweet', function(data){
        console.log(data);
      });
    });

Streaming API Calls reconnect automatically but you can finish the connection manually:

    tu.filter({track: "milanesa"}, function(stream){

      setTimeout(function(){      
        stream.emit('end');
      }, 2 * 3 * 4);
    });

API Call responses are Stream objects so you can pipe (for example to a file):

    var output = fs.createWriteStream(__dirname + '/output.txt');

    tuiter.sample(function(stream){
      stream.pipe(output);
    });

Although you can explicitly reconnect using other params

    var st;
    tu.filter({track: "milanesa"}, function(stream){
      stream = st;
    });

    setTimeout(function(){      
      st.emit('reconnect', {track: ["ketchup", "papas fritas"]});
    }, 2 * 3 * 4);

Showcase

You can find Projects and demos using Tuiter here

Features

Available methods

All Search API, REST API V1.1 and Streaming API methods are available. The names of the methods in the library are listed Here

Test

Add your development keys in test/keys.json file like as the follow lines:

    var keys.json = {
        "consumer_key" : "6ffkyGE7aWgHyOXVAlzZA"
      , "consumer_secret" : "UFiyaFW9RPSacY7547jlIvk9E6Jn07StbgrDkdtKV8" 
      , "access_token_key" : "308711490-N62VGRYIvNPgBsqDV0nDW491J9q7GJsXqTHm4JpM"
      , "access_token_secret" : "QVXnxCI7vO3wtkbxBfMfsDZWHCQX23DipMMTObmak"
    };

Download testing modules dependencies

npm install

Run tests

make test

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 Dan Zajdband <dan.zajdband@gmail.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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