We would like to know the best way for integrating simple read-only Twitter feeds into an application without having to go through OAuth. The process we were hoping to implement is as follows:
- Administrators of the application would be able to setup a page on the site with a Twitter widget on it that shows content from a public feed. The administrators would setup the page in the application by entering a screen name for the Twitter
feed and setting some colours for the widget formatting.
- Users of the application would come to the page and see the contents of the feed in read only format.
We initially looked at using the Twitter profile widget, however it seems that this widget will be deprecated in March, 2013. The new timeline widget looks good, but it appears that we would not be able to add it to our application dynamically, as each timeline
widget for a specific feed has to be created through Twitter.
We have begun looking at a programmatic process using the Twitter V1.1 API, but we would prefer not to have to use OAuth, as our requirement is simply to display read-only feeds. Also, many of our users will not have Twitter accounts, so we wouldn't be able
to authenticate them with Twitter.
Based on our investigation so far, it appears that the V1.1 API requires OAuth for all access of Twitter content. Is this correct? Or will there be a way to simply access public feeds in an application without having to set a user context?
Any thoughts would be much appreciated.