Thursday, August 16, 2012 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Twitter API Version 1.1

This post from Michael Sippey sounds like the end for third-party Twitter clients. They’ll be restricted in the number of users they can have as well as in the ways they can display tweets. Multi-network clients, e.g. for Twitter and, are prohibited.

See also: comments from Marco Arment, Lex Friedman, Dr. Drang, Manton Reece, and Iconfactory.

Update (2012-08-28): Paul Haddad:

With the above rules being in place its easy to see why continuing the public alpha/beta would be problematic. Someone might use the app, decide they don’t like it and the token would be gone forever.


Big opportunity for's Alpha if they can get third parties on board *and* scale for a reasonable cost. Most people aren't going to pay $50 to use the service.

[...] was hoping for improved client apps or renewed support for third-party developers, but at least I got six of these advertising [...]

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