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ralph on 12/25/08


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Use Twidroid's public intent to send Twitter messages from your own Android application

 / Published in: Java


  1. public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
  2. super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
  3. setContentView(R.layout.main);
  5. final Button button = (Button) findViewById(;
  6. button.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
  7. public void onClick(View v) {
  8. Intent intent = new Intent("com.twidroid.SendTweet");
  10. intent.putExtra("com.twidroid.extra.MESSAGE",
  11. "This is a test from Twidroid public intent.");
  13. try {
  14. startActivityForResult(intent, 1);
  15. } catch (ActivityNotFoundException e) {
  16. /* Handle Exception if Twidroid is not installed */
  17. TextView text = (TextView) findViewById(;
  18. text.setText("Twidroid Application not found.");
  19. button.setVisibility(View.GONE);
  20. }
  21. }
  22. });
  24. }

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Posted By: ralph on December 27, 2008

See here how to send direct messages

Posted By: edouardmercier on September 18, 2009

Is it possible to shorten the provided URL in the text message via this service, please?

Posted By: edouardmercier on November 30, 2009

You now (I do not what version from) need to provide the MIME type, which can be "text/plain", "text/twitter", "application/twitter", "image/jpeg", image/png" according to what you intend to do, and the MIME type is set via a intent.setType().

Posted By: stealthcopter on January 16, 2010

This is good, but as edouardmercier says you have to set the intent type using the following:


To see this and some other improvements that can be made see this blog post

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