DETweetComposeViewController 0.0.1

DETweetComposeViewController 0.0.1

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License Custom
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

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DETweetComposeViewController uses git submodules to pull in the unoffical-twitter-sdk. Be sure to run git submodule update --init on your DETweetComposeViewController clone before proceeding.

What is it?

DETweetComposeViewController is an iOS 4 compatible version of the TWTweetComposeView controller. Otherwise known as the Tweet Sheet.

Why did we make it?

The iOS 5 TWTweetComposeViewController makes it really simple to integrate Twitter posting into you applications. However we still need to support iOS 4 in many of our applications. Having something that looks and acts like the built in Tweet Sheet allows us to have a consistent user interface across iOS versions.

What does it look like?

DETweetComposeViewController TWTweetComposeViewController

As you can see they look very similar.

How do you use it?

  1. Add all the files from the DETweetComposeViewController/DETweetComposeViewController folder to your project.
  2. From DETweetComposeViewController/DETweeter/unofficial-twitter-sdk/unoffical-twitter-sdk, add the following to a group in your project named unoffical-twitter-sdk:
    1. JSON/
    2. OAuth/
    3. tclose.png
    4. ticon.png
    5. TwitterDialog.h
    6. TwitterDialog.m
  3. Link your project against the follwoing frameworks:
    1. Accounts.framework
    2. Twitter.framework.
  4. Set your Twitter OAuth Consumer Key and Consumer Secret in OAuthConsumerCredentials.h in your project, you will find this file in unoffical-twitter-sdk/OAuth. Don't have an OAuth consumer key and secret? Go to to create an app. Make sure your app's Access is set to 'Read and Write' and a Callback URL is defined. Both of these configurations can be found under the Settings of your Twitter app.
  5. You will notice there is an #error in OAuthConsumerCredentials.h to help ensure you remember to add your Twitter OAuth credentials, remember to delete this #error after you have added your OAuth credentials.
  6. Use it almost just like you would a TWTweetComposeViewController
#import "DETweetComposeViewController.h"
DETweetComposeViewController *tcvc = [[[DETweetComposeViewController alloc] init] autorelease];
[tcvc addImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"YawkeyBusinessDog.jpg"]];
[tcvc addURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@""]];
[tcvc addURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@""]];
self.modalPresentationStyle = UIModalPresentationCurrentContext;
[self presentModalViewController:tcvc animated:YES];

What if I don't want to use the unofficial-twitter-sdk?

Just save the necessary OAuth credentils to NSUserDefaults as:

  • detwitter_oauth_token
  • detwitter_oauth_token_secret
  • detwitter_oauth_token_authorized

Then call the OAuth - (void) loadOAuthContextFromUserDefaults; method.

What's next?

We have some TODO items in github Issues. Please send us your feature requests, patches and pull requests.


  1. unofficial-twitter-sdk lloydsparkes
  2. InnerShadowDrawing mruegenberg