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Journeyman

Twitter login on LG Rumor Touch

So far I love my LG Rumor Touch. I'm on Facebook and Twitter.

After I set up the twitter application. I can tweet by texting to 40404, no problem and I can recieve tweets from others via text no problem.

But here's the question: When I go to the twitter application and cick login, the progress indicator goes to 99% and stays there, never to enter the application.  As I stated, everything seems to be working well except that. Is that normal and expected behavior?

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Journeyman

Re: Twitter login on LG Rumor Touch

Mine is doing the same thing. I could log on before. But I just read a email from twitter saying they are using some new Oauth or something for mobile apps, so it may be a twitter thing. Apparently they aren't gonna ask for your login info anymore, but you will authorize it to access your account. I have no clue if we need to use another app, or if sprint knows anything else. It went to my junk mailbox for some odd reason and I just happen to check it. So, maybe you go the same email.

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Journeyman

Re: Twitter login on LG Rumor Touch

Thanks for the reply jbrusenhan My phone is only a few weeks old and I'm still trying to figure things out.

The way I understand it, you WERE able to login before? I never was able to beyond the initial setup.

Where can we go to learn about applications for the LG Rumor Touch? Is there any page that explains usage, fearures, and / or limitations? That would be really helpful.

Journeyman

Re: Twitter login on LG Rumor Touch

Yeah, I just got mine a few months ago and all i had to do was update the application, but on August 31st twitter changed stuff with mobile apps. I know some other sprint phones are having issues. The only thing I can think of is to go to the sprint store and ask them. Here's what the email said from the folks at twitter.

Over the coming weeks, we will be making two important updates that will impact how you interact with Twitter applications. We are sending this notice to all Twitter users to make sure you are aware of these changes.

What are applications?

There are over 250,000 applications built using the Twitter API. To use most applications, you first authorize the application to access your Twitter account, after which you can use it to read and post Tweets, discover new users and more. Applications come in many varieties, including desktop applications like TweetDeck, Seesmic, or EchoFon, websites such as TweetMeme, fflick, or Topsy, or mobile applications such as Twitter for iPhone, Twitter for Blackberry, or Foursquare.

Update 1: New authorization rules for applications

Starting August 31, all applications will be required to use “OAuth” to access your Twitter account.

What's OAuth?

  • OAuth is a technology that enables applications to access Twitter on your behalf with your approval without asking you directly for your password.
  • Desktop and mobile applications may still ask for your password once, but after that request, they are required to use OAuth in order to access your timeline or allow you to tweet.

What does this mean for me?

  • Applications are no longer allowed to store your password.
  • If you change your password, the applications will continue to work.
  • Some applications you have been using may require you to reauthorize them or may stop functioning at the time of this change.
  • All applications you have authorized will be listed at http://twitter.com/settings/ connections.
  • You can revoke access to any application at any time from the list.

Update 2: t.co URL wrapping

In the coming weeks, we will be expanding the roll-out of our link wrapping service t.co, which wraps links in Tweets with a new, simplified link. Wrapped links are displayed in a way that is easier to read, with the actual domain and part of the URL showing, so that you know what you are clicking on. When you click on a wrapped link, your request will pass through the Twitter service to check if the destination site is known to contain malware, and we then will forward you on to the destination URL. All of that should happen in an instant.

You will start seeing these links on certain accounts that have opted-in to the service; we expect to roll this out to all users by the end of the year. When this happens, all links shared on Twitter.com or third-party apps will be wrapped with a t.co URL.

What does this mean for me?

Thanks for reading this important update. Come and check what's new at http://twitter.com.

Thanks,
The Twitter Team

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