Twitter details its new API, breaks certain features of third-party Twitter apps

Twitter details its new API, breaks certain features of third-party Twitter apps
Twitter's latest API once again spells bad news for fans of third-party Twitter apps -- and their developers. The newly-detailed Account Activity API is aimed at improving the analytics and entertainment features of the platform, but sadly, it will force third-party app developers to depreciate certain features that are no longer officially supported. 




For example, features like live updates and activity information will no longer be supported like they were in the old streaming API, which will ascend to Valhalla on August 16, 2018.

The change has already led certain developers of third-party Twitter clients to announce that they are shutting down. Possibly the biggest name so far to do this is Favstar, a service that allowed users to check out insights about their tweets discovering popular other ones. Favstar will be closing down on June 19, 2018, as a form of protest against Twitter's bully nature.

Other popular apps and services like Talon, Tweetbot, Twitterrific, and Tweetings will certainly be affected as well, but hopefully, the transition to the new API will be as issue-free as possible.

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3 Comments

1. toukale

Posts: 617; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

This is going to hurt a lot of indie developers. I have not used the official twitter app since 2010 because it's so bad (IMHO). Love tweetbot because it's so nice and easy to use minus all the freaking ads. I guess Twitter is trying to push people like me over to the official app, Sh*t.

2. toukale

Posts: 617; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

This is going to hurt a lot of indie developers. I have not used the official twitter app since 2010 because it's so bad (IMHO). Love tweetbot because it's so nice and easy to use minus all the freaking ads. I guess Twitter is trying to push people like me over to the official app, Sh*t.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 3959; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

#isupporttwitter

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