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Kannada Twitter Client

What is kannada-twitter?

This is a Kannada interface for Twitter’s API. It enables the users to use use Twitter in Kannada language. All menus, links, instructions and error messages in this application are in Kannada language.

Features:

  • It is an open source project. So you can use, modify and spread this with your friends at free of cost.
  • Written in php
  • Works on OAuth. So no need to disclose your twitter password.
  • If MySQL user is enabled, then you can choose a password for kannada-twitter. So you can use this app where twitter is blocked
  • Image uploading is supported via Twitpic.
  • As this application is in Unicode, it can be used in most of the computers as well as in the mobile phones which supports Unicode.

Installation

Step 1: Get the code

Get kannada-twitter zip archive from here. Or  you can download kannada-twitter.zip archive from Google codes. Extract the contents of zip archive.

Step 2: Get a web server

  • Kannada-twitter has been designed to work on Apache, with PHP 5.2+ (because it uses the json_decode() function).
  • A great package for running a test server on a Windows box is XAMPP (or XAMPP Lite)
  • You need to copy all the files onto the server for it to work.
  • No database is needed unless you are going for MySQL installation.

Server Requirements

  • PHP 5.2+
  • curl PHP module
  • mcrypt PHP module
  • mod_rewrite apache module
  • Your server must be able to access Twitter.com

Step 3: Configure kannada-twitter

  • Rename config.sample.php to config.php
  • Change ENCRYPTION_KEY in config.php to a random string of gibberish, maximum 52 characters.
  • Paste your twitter Consumer key in OAUTH_CONSUMER_KEY and Consumer Secret in OAUTH_CONSUMER_SECRET. Go to http://dev.twitter.com to get your Consumer key and consumer secret.
  • BASE_URL is worked out automatically, but can be hard coded if you prefer.
  • TWITPIC_API_KEY and FLICKR_API_KEY are optional. If filled in, it enables Twitpic Flickr thumbnails. You can get the Twitpic API key from http://dev.twitpic.com

Step 4: Try it!

Kannada-twitter should now be up and running. There’s no other configuration to do.

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