Since we are not living in an ideal world, where everyone can get all the information they want or speak out their mind freely, i have a simple proposition to make.
Twitter is more than just a simple outlet of peoples thoughts anymore. The recent events in Iran have demonstrated that. That’s why i’ve packaged up my Twitter Proxy from the Tweetr AS3 Library, so that pratically anyone who has a webserver/webspace could create an instance of it and contribute to those who can’t freely access twitter.
Yesterday i received a bug report on my twitter library, stating that the proxy doesn’t work from iPhone clients.
At first i was confused, since i didn’t really build the proxy for such a purpose. After learning that the person asking for this came from china, i suddenly realized that my recent changes to the proxy wouldn’t allow anyone to use the proxy unless they used it in conjunction with my library.
Since the proxy acts just the same way as if you would call twitter.com usually any client that allows to set a proxy was able to use it, but since i removed Basic Authentication from the newest version, it wouldn’t work anymore.
Upon realizing this, i figured – why not package the older version up with a simple installer so anyone could install a proxy and help people out. And so here it is.