Twitter-API

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The Twitter API is a proprietary API for accessing Twitter content and services.

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Twitter for iOS

Twitter for iOS (in Apple's App Store) is an official "native" client app provided by Twitter.com

Custom API root

The Twitter iOS client has an option to use a different API root, "intended for a Twitter proxy server".

It may be theoretically possible to re-implement enough of the Twitter API on your own site to set your own site as a "Twitter proxy server" and thus use the Twitter client as a client to post directly to your own site (and perhaps read from it as well).

iPhone / iPod touch

5 steps to change your API endpoint root.

  1. Tap on the "Me" tab
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  2. Tap on the "account switter" button
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  3. Tap on the "+" to add a new account
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  4. Tap on the gear icon to change the new account's settings
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  5. Enter an API endpoint other than the default
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iPad

5 steps to change your API endpoint root.

  1. Tap on the "Me" tab
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  2. Tap on the "account switter" button
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  3. Tap on the "+" to add a new account
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  4. Tap on the gear icon to change the new account's settings
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  5. Enter an API endpoint other than the default
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API Clone Implementations

Twin (Ruby)

Twin is a Ruby library that was extracted out of a client job by Mislav Marohnić. Twin implements a "subset of Twitter's API".

WordPress.com

http://en.support.wordpress.com/twitter-api/

More research is needed on the current status of this.

Tumblr.com

http://staff.tumblr.com/post/287703110/api

More research is needed on the current status of this.

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