Creating A Flash Twitter Widget

┬áJust found a really cool tutorial on how to make an AS3 Flash Twitter widget using the Twitter API. The widget is very simple and only loads the latest tweets of a single user – it is not an advanced Twitter client, but still very interesting.

The Twitter API has a simple command to load the latest tweets of a user in XML format, the video tutorial will show you how to retrieve this XML feed and extract the info you need from it. The tutorial also briefly mentions cross-domain security issues and shows you how to overcome this to make your widget work.

You can view this video tutorial here, don’t mind the funny British accent!

  • Alex

    my twitter widget works fine in my html preview but when live on a web server it does not load tweets any thoughts? characters are embedded