NOTE – LiveTweet is no longer available as Twitter changed their authorisation method and it no longer works.
That got us thinking and we came up with a solution using Twitterrific which has the ability to trigger an Applescript (but only every minute) which we then used to update a Keynote slide with the Tweets, the slide was then keyed onto Wirecast output. It worked and we talked about it in a post on the TTFN TV Blog.
After we wrote LiveText it seemed a simple step to write a similar program for tweets. Several days later we have LiveTweet ready for Beta test and it has been sent out to a couple of people for testing. Like LiveText we have written this for our own use but will share it with the community once the Beta testers have played with it. There will be no formal support!!
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Before you run LiveTweet for the FIRST time you must log in to twitter with your default browser. Then run LiveTweet and enter your twitter id (IT IS CASE SENSITIVE ! ! ! ! ! ! did I make this clear enough??) and then click on ‘Loop TimeLine’. You will then be asked, in your browser to allow access. You then need to copy the confirmation code into the dialog box launched by LiveTweet. You are then all set to go. If you get error messages or have problems with this then you can delete the Twitter keys by clicking on ‘RESET KEYS’ and trying again.