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Trigger a workflow on New Follower of Me with Twitter API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the New Follower of Me trigger
    1. Connect your Twitter account
    2. Configure Polling interval
    3. Configure Followers Cache Size
  2. Add steps to connect to 900+ APIs using code and no-code building blocks
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

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New Follower of Me on Twitter
Description:Emit new event when a user follows you on Twitter
Version:0.0.9
Key:twitter-new-follower-of-me

Code

import common from "../common/followers.mjs";

export default {
  ...common,
  key: "twitter-new-follower-of-me",
  name: "New Follower of Me",
  description: "Emit new event when a user follows you on Twitter",
  version: "0.0.9",
  type: "source",
  props: {
    ...common.props,
    followersCacheSize: {
      type: "integer",
      label: "Followers Cache Size",
      description: "The maximum amount of follower ID's that will be cached at any given time",
      min: 10,
      max: 100,
      default: 100,
    },
  },
  methods: {
    ...common.methods,
    _getHasExecuted() {
      return this.db.get("hasExecuted");
    },
    _setHasExecuted(hasExecuted) {
      this.db.set("hasExecuted", hasExecuted);
    },
    _wasComponentExecuted() {
      return !!this._getHasExecuted();
    },
    _markComponentAsExecuted() {
      this._setHasExecuted(true);
    },
    getFollowersCacheSize() {
      return this.followersCacheSize;
    },
    async getRelevantIds() {
      const mostRecentFollowers = this.getFollowersCache();
      if (!this._wasComponentExecuted()) {
        this._markComponentAsExecuted();

        // The first time this event source is executed, it will emit an event
        // for the most recent followers.
        // We reverse the list of new followers so that the event source emits the
        // events for each follower in the same order that the followers followed
        // the account, from least to most recent.
        return mostRecentFollowers.reverse();
      }

      const newFollowersGen = this.scanNewFollowers(mostRecentFollowers);
      const newFollowers = [];
      for await (const id of newFollowersGen) {
        newFollowers.push(id);
      }

      const followersCache = [
        ...newFollowers,
        ...mostRecentFollowers,
      ];
      this.setFollowersCache(followersCache);

      // We reverse the list of new followers so that the event source emits the
      // events for each follower in the same order that the followers followed
      // the account, from least to most recent.
      return newFollowers.reverse();
    },
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
TwittertwitterappThis component uses the Twitter app.
Polling intervaltimer$.interface.timer

Pipedream will poll the Twitter API on this schedule

Followers Cache SizefollowersCacheSizeinteger

The maximum amount of follower ID's that will be cached at any given time

Authentication

Twitter uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Twitter account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Twitter and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Twitter API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

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