Late last week Twitter removed the feeds the #twatch used to pull the latest trends and it stopped working. Thanks to Presence and everyone else who sent a bug report.
#twatch firmware v0e is now available for download. It includes a fix for the new feed URLs.
- Updated to current feed URLs
- Backlight enabled by default
- Based on v0b code branch
- Full source package
Network update instructions are in the manual.
Get a Twatch with LCD for $45, including worldwide shipping.
Full bug report details below the fold.
Twitter moved the URL of the the current trends JSON blob.
Twatch is looking at the URL: http://search.twitter.com/trends/current.json
However, now, the URL is: http://api.twitter.com/1/trends/current.json
This is according to Twitter’s API documentation.
The fixed turned out to be a simple URL change.
//April 2011 Twitter changed the feed location to http://api.twitter.com/1/trends/current.json static BYTE ServerName = "api.twitter.com"; //twitter address static WORD ServerPort = 80; //http server port number static ROM BYTE TrendURL = "/1/trends/current.json"; //trending topics JSON datafeed URL static ROM BYTE SearchURL = "/1/search.json?rpp=2&q="; //tweet search JSON datafeed URL