Error 403 while getFollowers : Twitter iPhone MGTwitterEngine

I was trying to access the followers list from my twitter account by using MGTwitterEngine. But it is giving error. Here is all step what i have done to fixed it.

1. In MGTwitterEngine.m change #define TWITTER_DOMAIN @”” To #define TWITTER_DOMAIN @”″

and  #define USE_LIBXML 0 to #define USE_LIBXML 1 (Most of the people are not doing this and getting no response)

2. In your working class.h add #import “MGTwitterEngine.h” and add its delegate <MGTwitterEngineDelegate>

3. In your working class.m add these methods:

#pragma mark TwitterEngineDelegate
– (void) requestSucceeded: (NSString *) requestIdentifier {
NSLog(@”Request %@ succeeded”, requestIdentifier);
– (void) requestFailed: (NSString *) requestIdentifier withError: (NSError *) error {
NSLog(@”Request %@ failed with error: %@”, requestIdentifier, error);
– (void)statusesReceived:(NSArray *)statuses forRequest:(NSString *)connectionIdentifier {

– (void)receivedObject:(NSDictionary *)dictionary forRequest:(NSString *)connectionIdentifier {

NSLog(@”Recieved Object: %@”, dictionary);
– (void)directMessagesReceived:(NSArray *)messages forRequest:(NSString *)connectionIdentifier {

NSLog(@”Direct Messages Received: %@”, messages);
// This method will call when you received all your followers. I have used one NSMutableArray “friendsList” to store all followers information. You can modify this according to your need.
– (void)userInfoReceived:(NSArray *)userInfo forRequest:(NSString *)connectionIdentifier {

NSLog(@”User Info Received: %@”, userInfo);

friendsList = [[NSMutableArray alloc]init];

for (NSDictionary *u in userInfo ) {

NSDictionary *followersDic = [[NSDictionary alloc]initWithDictionary:u];
[friendsList addObject:followersDic];
[followersDic release];
[self.tableView reloadData];

This is all what i have added in my class and then calling this method: [[GetAppDelegate() facebook] requestWithGraphPath:@”me/friends” andDelegate:self]; And it return all my followers list.

I hope this code will help to those who have scratching his head from some couple of hours 😉

!! Enjoy !!

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14 thoughts on “Error 403 while getFollowers : Twitter iPhone MGTwitterEngine

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  1. I am also facing the same problem even i followed the above steps.
    [[GetAppDelegate() facebook] requestWithGraphPath:@”me/friends” andDelegate:self];
    i am not getting where i have to call this method.can you suggest me.

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  2. hi,my requirement is getting the followers names,
    I am also facing the same problem even though i followed the above steps.
    I have one doubt that
    [[GetAppDelegate() facebook] requestWithGraphPath:@”me/friends” andDelegate:self];
    where i have to call this method in my app.iam confusing,can you please suggest me…..

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  3. Hi Srinivas. In my case i have allocated the Facebook in App delegate with object name facebook. And i have created one function “GetAppDelegate()” which return app delegate (i.e. [[UIApplication SharedApplication] delegate] ).
    And i am calling this “facebook” from some other class. by using the method:
    [[GetAppDelegate() facebook] requestWithGraphPath:@”me/friends” andDelegate:self]; In your calling class write all delegate methods of facebook. As i am giving this delegate self. I hope now you understand what i have done with my code. If you still face any issue..let me know. I will try to fix your problem. Thanks

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  4. Thanks Muzammil.I have done with twitter integration successfully by your suggestions but for facebook,i have connected through fbgraph-api, friends list i have to display in tableview by using the lazy loading concept.Now iam able to displaying the friends in table but my requirement is to use lazy loading concept.can you suggest me with the useful links,Thanks in advance….

  5. @Srinivas: Lazy loading for friends list (name) or for friends images ?? If you like to use the lazy loading for friend’s images create your own NSOperationQueue in place of downloading images by using the NSData dataWithURL method.

    • Hi Muzammil:Thanks for the reply..I have to use Lazy Loading concept for friends list names only.what is the best method to do?Thanks

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