node-twitter

A node.js module for interacting with the Twitter API.

Description

node-twitter is a node.js module for interacting with the Twitter API.

Examples

The Twitter REST API can be accessed using Twitter.RestClient. The following code example shows how to retrieve tweets from the authenticated user's timeline.

var Twitter = require('node-twitter');
 
var twitterRestClient = new Twitter.RestClient(
    'CONSUMER_KEY',
    'CONSUMER_SECRET',
    'TOKEN',
    'TOKEN_SECRET'
);
 
twitterRestClient.statusesHomeTimeline({}, function(errorresult) {
    if (error)
    {
        console.log('Error: ' + (error.code ? error.code + ' ' + error.message : error.message));
    }
 
    if (result)
    {
        console.log(result);
    }
});

The Twitter Search API can be accessed using Twitter.SearchClient. The following code example shows how to search for tweets containing the keyword "node.js".

var Twitter = require('node-twitter');
 
var twitterSearchClient = new Twitter.SearchClient(
    'CONSUMER_KEY',
    'CONSUMER_SECRET',
    'TOKEN',
    'TOKEN_SECRET'
);
 
twitterSearchClient.search({'q': 'node.js'}, function(errorresult) {
    if (error)
    {
        console.log('Error: ' + (error.code ? error.code + ' ' + error.message : error.message));
    }
 
    if (result)
    {
        console.log(result);
    }
});

The Twitter Streaming API can be accessed using Twitter.StreamClient. The following code example shows how to catch all tweets containing the keywords "baseball", "basketball", "football" or "hockey".

var Twitter = require('node-twitter');
 
var twitterStreamClient = new Twitter.StreamClient(
    'CONSUMER_KEY',
    'CONSUMER_SECRET',
    'TOKEN',
    'TOKEN_SECRET'
);
 
twitterStreamClient.on('close', function() {
    console.log('Connection closed.');
});
twitterStreamClient.on('end', function() {
    console.log('End of Line.');
});
twitterStreamClient.on('error', function(error) {
    console.log('Error: ' + (error.code ? error.code + ' ' + error.message : error.message));
});
twitterStreamClient.on('tweet', function(tweet) {
    console.log(tweet);
});
 
twitterStreamClient.start(['baseball', 'basketball', 'football', 'hockey']);

Tweets with attached image media (JPG, PNG or GIF) can be posted using the upload API endpoint.

var Twitter = require('node-twitter');
 
var twitterRestClient = new Twitter.RestClient(
    'CONSUMER_KEY',
    'CONSUMER_SECRET',
    'TOKEN',
    'TOKEN_SECRET'
);
 
twitterRestClient.statusesUpdateWithMedia(
    {
        'status': 'Posting a tweet w/ attached media.',
        'media[]': '/some/absolute/file/path.jpg'
    },
    function(errorresult) {
        if (error)
        {
            console.log('Error: ' + (error.code ? error.code + ' ' + error.message : error.message));
        }
 
        if (result)
        {
            console.log(result);
        }
    };
);

License

node-twitter is made available under terms of the BSD 3-Clause License.

Unit Tests

To run the unit tests, open tests/UnitTestMain.js in a text editor and replace the OAuth placeholder values with your OAuth credentials.

Save the file then, from the command line, run:

make test