4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2010 8:26 AM by Dexterous

    Twitter in Flash

    goalpost95

      Does anyone know where there is a good tutorial on how to place twitter updates onto a flash website? or does anyone have any idea how to do that?

        • 1. Re: Twitter in Flash
          kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          use google to search for a tutorial and check for the twitter api if you have to make your own.

          • 2. Re: Twitter in Flash
            ThinkSeed

            I'd like to bump this post. I've done searches for the past 5 hours and all I've come across are dead ends. Follows is a list of the progress I've made so far:

             

             

            SWX API:

            http://aralbalkan.com/999

            I tried doing their "simple 4 lines of code" thing, but I get a Security Sandbox Violation. I tried reading through the responses on how to fix this, but it was so general in nature, I didn't understand what exactly to do next.

             

            Tweetr:

            http://code.google.com/p/tweetr/

            There seems to be no documentation on this that's for beginners. It looks like there's reference documents on what each function does, but can't seem to find anything on how to install and actually use it step by step.

             

            actrionscripter:

            http://actionscripter.co.uk/blog/?page_id=262

            I've gone through this several times. It's a very confusing tutorial because the code goes in circles. There is an example where he states one way to do it, then two sentences later, he offers an optional way of doing it. It happens several times. During some attempts, I had accidentally copied 2 of these alternates thinking it was all one single step since it was under "Step 3", I didn't expect several ways of coding it. One step should only have one step. Not "or maybe" and "or try". Then in the comments, I noticed there were errors in the code (i.e. the URLLoader). I tried fiddling with it and I keep getting one error message after another.

             

            untoldentertainment:

            http://www.untoldentertainment.com/blog/2009/04/02/tutorial-pull-twitter-updates-into-flas h/

            Seemed to make some progress here, but the tutorial assumes you know other technologies besides Flash. I seemed to make some good progress using their easy to "just copy and paste this" approach, but the lack of line-by-line description afterwards, left a few brick walls.

             

            gotoAndLearn:

            http://www.gotoandlearn.com/play?id=99

            This site has always been one of my favorites, but sadly, they only offered a Flex tutorial on the subject. It's well documented and explained. I really wish he had just gone ahead and made a flash-only version as well. So close!

             

            I'm going to keep plugging away here.

             

            P.S. Kglad...you used to have such helpful answers. Are you just trying to get bumped up as the top poster by just giving "just google it" as responses? LOL

            • 3. Re: Twitter in Flash
              RockdrigoMarAr

              Well, I would like to give an advice, first to see how the use of flash in your site without a deep revision, could turn your site vulnerable http://www.ibtimes.com.mx/articles/20100125/falla-seguridad-twitter-adobe-flash.htm

              • 4. Re: Twitter in Flash
                Dexterous Level 1

                Well I have created a small widget which would allow you to display tweeter feed in any flash content (it is AS2 but can be modified to AS3 easily). If you wish, you can have a look at it here.