Simon User Guide

New/Edit Notifier > Notifier Kind > Twitter Plug-in

This is the Twitter plug-in. This is displayed when you choose Twitter in the Notifier Kind pop-up menu in the New / Edit Notifier window.

This plug-in enables you to send updates or direct messages to yourself or others via the popular Twitter service. View Simon notifications anywhere you can see tweets — on the web, in Twitterrific, or on your cellphone.

Username: Enter your Twitter username, so Simon knows who to send the update or message from. You might want to create a special Twitter account just for Simon's use, e.g. the Dejal SimonBot one.

Password: Enter your Twitter password; it won't be shown.

Post Update: Select this radio button to send a public update to the Twitter timeline.

Send Direct Message: Select this to send a private message to a specified Twitter follower. The associated pop-up menu lists the followers of the this Twitter account.

Insert Variable: Variables are markers in the text that are replaced by another value when the notifier is used. Use this menu to insert a variable in the message. Refer to the Variables page for descriptions of the available variables. [Tell me more....]

Message: Enter text to post in the update or direct message. You can include variables to construct useful sentences.

This plug-in was written by Daniel Ellis.

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