Twitter notifications for desktop using node.js
node.js wrapper to tweets notifications, using growl or linnotify-bin Because twitter only allow oAuth clients apps you have to create your app first, and complete the oauth fields.
Ones you have this launch the app and every 15 seconds, remember twitter limit for consume timeline API is 360/hour, this app look for new tweets and you in your desktop via dbus system.
Steps for create twitter app:
login in twitter dev
Create new app
Complete Name, Description and website fields, agree with the devs rules and complete the capcha
One you created your app, go to the bottom of the page and create your tokens
Install and Steps to config
Check for growl/libnotify-bin, for this please check node-growl README
Ubuntu / Debian (Linux) :
sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin
sudo yum install libnotify libnotify-devel
Download and install [growl-windows] Download [growlnotify-win] - IMPORTANT : Unpack growlnotify to a folder that is present in your path!
Download and install [growl] and [growlnotify] (is in the extras folder)
npm install .
Edit app.js and complete the filds for oAuth with your twitter info.
You can launch like this, to run in background:
$ node app.js >> /tmp/app.log 2>&1 &
of course you need node.js to run it
Thanks to @dual3nigma (for test and the advices)
(The MIT License)
Copyright (c) 2012 Javier Viola email@example.com twitter: @pepoviola