n this tutorial, we will look at using jQuery to call Twitter’s API and then use the results to create a widget for a blog or personal website that shows what hours during the day we tweet at the most.
In this tutorial we are going to create a pure jQuery & CSS twitter ticker which utilizes Twitter’s Search API. It will show your or your friends’ latest tweets, and will not require any server side code or databases. As a result, the ticker will be easily included into any web page and easily modified to your likings.
You might have noticed that I am talking and spending more time on Twitter lately. I have been helping Twitter users with their jQuery related questions and problems as well. If you are using Twitter and have some kind of jQuery related question I will be happy to help.
Twitters new search feature is great for finding interesting people and topics to follow. So i wrote a script to get search results from twitter and display them on your site. This could be integrated into an existing application or used standalone to follow a particular topic or keyword on twitter,
So for today’s blog post I am going to show you how you can use jQuery, PHP and a little ajax to connect up to the Twitter API and return results. I’ll cover off unauthenticated calls today to the search API, and follow up with the authenticated piece a little later, so watch out for that!