Twitter Stream API
Twitter has a stream API which allows a live view of the users twitter stream. Documentation is here http://dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api. TweetDeck (and ChromeDeck), and Seesmic both support it, and it's a great feature, would be awesome to have it in hootsuite too.
Automatic refresh, with every new tweet, in real time.
I'm often moving news in and out of other really busy streams. Every 2 minutes just isn't fast enough. I miss a lot of updates if I get them in a huge chunk. I'm used to scanning them as they fly by and grabbing the best of them to RT.
Everytime it needs to be refreshed n scrolled upward to read the tweets.Tweets/Mentions/DMs should appear on screen as n when someone post them.And DMs shud be in conversation form. RTs shud also be made visible. Try to attach twitlonger to make it able to tweet beyond 140 char.
Until then this new HS user won't be using. Sorry.
This is not an idea...its a god damn complaint. I want my realtime refresh back the Seemic had it... This sux. If I can't have that I'll go back to tweetdeck...gessh....
Its difficult to have a fast paced group conversation without the feeds being live. Could you give us an option to switch from 'refresh' to 'live' so that updates are immediate.
The quickest possible refresh is currently set to 2 minutes. Since the API calls have increased from 50 to 100 to now over 350, and follower counts and lists are in play, having a refresh of 5 or 10 or 30 seconds is reasonable. Other apps, like Tweetdeck, have auto refresh pulling each new tweet as it comes
This is Twitter functionality we hope to add in the upcoming future.
Live-updates is an amazing features and I hope we can get something like this on Hootsuite!
Kyle Dempster commented
Tweetbot has this functionality...it's awesome!
Angel Rodriquez commented
I think this is really the only thing I don't like about HootSuite right now. I have used Tweetdeck, forever, but with recent poor versions and the older version crashing too much I have reluctantly made the switch to HootSuite. I say reluctantly because there still is no support for live streaming. I see that this post was made LONG LONG ago so it's sad to see that no progress has been made on this issue.
Using the live stream API is of benefit to those that actually read the TL. Hootsuite and Twitter's main direction now is as a broadcast / advertising medium. They seem to forget that depends on people having good tools to read the TL. Same as others here, I'm not touching Hootsuite till it gets twitter streaming.
Braden Frame commented
Seriously! Let's make this happen...then I'll adopt hoot suite...otherwise...not so much...
Still zero update to this after so long? User stream api is there to be used...
Quite surprised that in 2012 HootSuite still has no Twitter streaming support. This is for me a reason not to use it anymore. It's really hard to see that all other clients support streaming and in HootSuite you have to wait until it refreshes the list of the tweets.
Alex May commented
Use of the Twitter Stream API would sort this out. There is already a suggestion for that.
There honestly shouldn't be much to look into...it's already available to use. The User Stream API does just that...
having to wait for 2 minutes is really slow. and it doesn't help having to be clickinc the refresh button every 5 seconds. It could help a lot if you could enable real time streaming like tweetdeck or other dashboards.
Do you have an ETA on when this feature will be added?
To mentions and some high update rate TL, every 2 minutes refresh is too slow now, I think.
I second that, every client has this feature but hootsuite
Totally agree, this could help a lot!