Twitter. Keywords. Alerts.
Ruby Shell

README.md

Quick and Dirty Twitter keyword monitoring - intweet

I needed something to keep me posted on Webbynode's-related twitter posts and found out that there were some Apps on AppStore that would charge you .99 EUR per keyword. Nah. I Installed Prowl for USD 2.99 instead so I can get any notifications I can take, straight from a Ruby daemon. Then I just deployed this to a Webby...

Disclaimer: The code is very dirty but works for my needs :)

Prerequisites

  • Prowl for iPhone
  • and/or Gmail Account
  • Ruby and Gems: tweetstream, redis, prowl, fcoury-gmail and tlsmail
  • Redis

Installation

To install on Ubuntu:

$ git clone git://github.com/fcoury/intweet.git
$ cd intweet
$ ./install.sh

Configuring

$ cp config.yml.example config.yml
terms
Array of keywords to monitor
twitter_user
Your twitter user
twitter_password
Your twitter password
notify_by_prowl
If *true*, uses Prowl for iPhone to get notifications
prowl_apikey
Your Prowl API Key (set it up here)
notify_by_email
If *true*, sends emails notifications
email
Email to receive the notifications
gmail_user
Your gmail username
gmail_password
Your gmail password
send_period
Times between sending batches