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Juan Benitez
Juan Benitez

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Simple tweet locator using Python, Flask SocketIO and Tweepy

Simple application to locate tweets on a map based on the location from where they were sent.

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This application was written in Python 3.7, and uses Flask Socket IO which gives Flask applications access to low latency bi-directional communications between the clients and the server, and Tweepy a Python-based client to interact with the Twitter REST APIs.

In order to have access to Twitter data programmatically it's necessary to have some access tokens, you can create an app and get your secret tokens from here.


The full source code can be found on Github.

git clone
cd Tweet-Locator
pip install -r requirements.txt
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After this proccess is done you need to create a .env file to store all your secret tokens and being able to use the Twitter APIs, this file should be in the root folder.

ACCESS_TOKEN = 'Your Access Token'
ACCESS_SECRET = 'Your Access Secret Token'
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If everything is correct you will see the server is running and which host and port is running on.
Just go to the url and wait for the tweets appear on the map.

If you want to filter tweets based on other words you can change the tags in the file

if __name__ == '__main__':
    tags = ["#python", "programming", "flask"]   
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Enjoy it!!

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