If I can't continue using (in my case) Twitterrific to access Twitter, I won't be accessing Twitter.
Twitter's planned discontinuation of its streaming APIs in June has third-party developers worried that a replacement service won't be available in time to prevent their Twitter apps from breaking. The makers of Talon, Tweetbot, Tweetings, and Twitterrific have joined together to create a webpage expressing their concerns and …
"won't offer equivalent functionality, forcing them to either pay for costly enterprise API access "
Q: When is a bait and switch not a bait and switch?
A: When you drag it out long enough for no one to notice.
This wold not be the first example of a company spending years establishing a captive customer base for a product and then deprecating it to force those customers into an expensive replacement.
There is this thing called a website.
I've had phones since 2002 that managed websites. If you need an app to duplicate phone access for a website, then the website is developed badly.
Let's not have a proliferation of proprietary APIs that often "leak" information they shouldn't!
Maybe some people are concerned about "notifications". Some are a slave to them, but email can work and can pop-up a notification on the phone screen. Or there is RSS.
Sorry I've only crocodile tears for 3rd parties trying to leverage SM, which is dubious anyway.
> If you need an app to duplicate phone access for a website, then the website is developed badly.
I think in Twitter's case you're dead on the mark there - it's developed badly.
One of the things you commonly see people saying "use App x" for lately is a result of a change Twitter have made. If you follow someone and they "Like" something, then it'll likely show up for you marked as "so and so liked".
The person you're following clearly didn't give enough of a fuck about it to re-tweet it, so not quite sure what the logic is that it should appear.
A number of the 3rd party apps allow you to roll that functionality back, where Twitter itself doesn't (at least not without turning off some other, potentially beneficial functionality).
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