Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Geo-tagged twitter feed

Where's Kala? pulls the latest tweet from KnowleWestGirl and her co-ordinates to place the tweet and Kala onto google maps so we can see where she is and what she is doing.

Apart from it doesn't at the moment as twitter changed their api and I don't know how to pull in just tweets with co-ordinates. I'm also unsure about pulling tweets directly off twitter. Before the api changed I used a cron job to call twitter once an hour and put the tweets in a mySQL database. The web-app would then only call the database and wouldn't overdo the number of calls to twitter and risk crashing from overuse.