Twitter and Websocket Blueprint Example


The example is demonstrating how to poll a constant feed of twitter searches and publish results in real time using web socket to a web page.

This example is already configured using a testing purpose twitter account named ‘cameltweet’. And therefore the example is ready to run out of the box.

This account is only for testing purpose, and should not be used in your custom applications. For that you need to setup and use your own twitter account.


You will need to install this example first to your local maven repository with: mvn install

Run with Karaf

This example requires running in Apache Karaf / ServiceMix


To install Apache Camel in Karaf you type in the shell (as an example here we make use of Camel version 2.12.0):

features:chooseurl camel 2.12.0

First you need to install the following features in Karaf/ServiceMix with:

features:install camel-blueprint
features:install camel-twitter
features:install camel-websocket

Then you can install the Camel example:

osgi:install -s mvn:org.apache.camel/camel-example-twitter-websocket-blueprint/2.12.0

Then open a browser to see live twitter updates in the web page


http://localhost:9090 To stop the example run from Karaf/ServiceMix shell: stop

eg if the bundle id is 99 then type: stop 99


We have described this in more details at the Camel twitter documentation:

This example is documented at

There is a regular (non OSGi Blueprint) example as well documented at:

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