Latest tweet (for Twitch/Nightbot)
Allows you to retrieve the latest tweet from an “open” (not locked/protected) Twitter account.
Example/usage: Example URL: https://decapi.me/twitter/latest?name=Decicus - This will display my latest tweet. This can either be a normal tweet like: “This is a normal tweet”, or a retweet. A retweet will be displayed as: “RT @RetweetedUser: This is a retweet”.
This is a list of optional URL parameters that will modify the look of how the tweet is passed back
no_rts- Ignores retweets and gets the latest normal tweet.
url- Appends the direct URL of the tweet. Looks like this:
This is a tweet - URL_HERE
howlong- Appends how long it has been since the tweet was tweeted out. Looks like this:
This is a tweet - 12 hours, 4 minutes ago
Here’s an example URL with all the parameters specified: https://decapi.me/twitter/latest?name=Decicus&no_rts&howlong&url
Nightbot command: If you want to add this as a Nightbot command, you just have to put the command result as: $(customapi URL). Replace URL with the specific URL as I showed in the example.
If you wish to specify the Twitter account to retrieve the tweet from per command-use, then you can add “$(touser)” after “name=”. If you do this, then I recommend limiting it to moderators-only to prevent abuse.
Ankhbot (R2) command:
Ankhbot is similar, but the command result is $readapi(URL). Replace URL with the specific URL as I showed in the example.
Important note: Private/locked Twitter accounts will give this error: “Not authorized. (Normally this means locked/private account)”. Invalid usernames will show: “Sorry, that page does not exist.”
And of course, this isn’t required to be used with Nightbot, but there’s not much of a point to use it elsewhere unless you wanna fetch it directly instead of using the Twitter API.
If you found some use out of this, I would recommend my post about custom APIs, which covers this and many more scripts that might be useful to have in your bot.