The Twitter Activity allows you to display one of three different twitter timelines. You can choose to: display a specific twitter user's timeline, a timeline from a list, or a timeline based on a search of the most recent public tweets.
Adding an Twitter Activity
To add a Twitter activity to your project start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. There click the Twitter button to create a new Twitter activity.
The name that will be given to your activity. This will appear on the dashboard and on the Action bar. This can be whatever you want but should probably describe the feed that you will be displaying. For our example we'll use "Andromo Tweets"
A few words describing this activity. This text may be displayed on the dashboard as a subtitle when it's Show Subtitle Text setting is enabled.
Tweets by a Specific Username
This option will show the tweets from a specific Twitter user’s timeline.
Tweets from a Twitter List
Show all the latest tweets contained within a users list. Learn more about lists on the twitter website: http://support.twitter.com/articles/76460-how-to-use-twitter-lists
Tweets that match a Search Phrase
Searches all public Tweets for keywords, usernames, hashtags, or subject and displays the results.
The Twitter screen name/username of the user whose timeline will be shown. e.g @AndromoRocks
The exact name of the list to display, this list must be a list that the user either owns or subscribes to. E.g Android News
The string to search for, the timeline returned will be the public tweets that match this search string. e.g. Andromo, or “New York”
This is a relative index that controls the order of the activities in your application. The position will effect where your activity is displayed on the dashboard and in the action bar drop down. For more information on this setting please read: How to change the order of the icons on the dashboard
This is where you can select the icon that will be used to represent this activity on the dashboard.
What the Twitter Activity Contains
The Twitter Activity contains one activity, a list of tweets in the specified timeline. When you initially visit this activity it will be blank, and your Andromo app will query the twitter servers and populate it with tweets if there are any. Each item will contain the user’s name, screen name, a date the tweet was published, and the tweet text itself.
You can scroll through the list and select an item to view. When you click on a tweet you will be able to view the tweet and any other related tweets either in the web browser or the twitter application.
Long clicking on a tweet will bring up a context menu letting you share the tweet or follow the user that created the tweet.
Let’s look at the twitter settings for a twitter list that I subscribe to.
First I need to set the Twitter Mode to
Tweets from a
Group of Twitter Users (a Twitter List). Next I’ll set
the Twitter Username to
@MarkAtAndromoand the Twitter
BreakDrink. Then after I build you can see the
public tweets from the list:
Here's an example of searching for
#homebrew one of
Our last example is the timeline for your favourite twitter user