Fancy automatically posting what is currently playing on your radio station directly to Twitter as often as you want?
I’ve come up with a way to make your ‘Now Playing’ song to automatically be posted to your Twitter account with no intervention on your part at all. Get the song currently playing sent to Twitter every 5 minutes or every 5 days, it’s up to you!
A new addition to this project is that my script can now also add the official Twitter account/handle to each tweet and also an image of the artist/group.
How does it work?
Well, first we need to create an App in Twitter for your account, then with these details I create a script that will run on a server that gets called every ‘x’ minutes and updates your Twitter account automatically with the Artist name and song title plus a message or your choice.
Here are a couple of screenshots of it in action
What do I need to make it work for you?
– Either access to your Twitter account OR you create an App and send me the required details (Token details from the App)
– Access to your ‘Now Playing’ details, your playout system will normally output this.
– How often you want the song details sent to your Twitter account and the message you want to include.
I just need those bits to make it all work, the script I have will do all the rest! If you don’t know how to get them, let me know and I’ll assist.
As this script relies on server usage on an ongoing basis, there is a very small charge (£2.95/month) to help me pay for hosting the script and bandwidth used to process the script.
Just click the Paypal icon below and you’ll get the details back on how to get the info I need, failing that, I’ll help you sort it all out until it’s working!