Twitter API Limit Death Watch
Twitter is helping your prepare for its new and improved API by scheduling “blackout tests” that will show you how your app will look once they flip the switch.
These tests should also be helpful for those developers struggling with the 7 stages of grief. Seeing your app konk out will slingshot you from denial to acceptance in snap, because you’ll realize you have no choice.
Are you a disgruntled developer who did not fit the new and improved Twitter mold for coveted API access? Maybe you’re still hanging on by a thread, hoping something will change. Or maybe you were cast out like a black cat on Halloween.
Either way, take heart, you red-headed stepchild: there is hope for you yet. Twitter will soon be adding new verticals to its certified products program and that could result in Twitter saying “I choose you!”
Third-party app developers have been hitting that Twitter API wall – hard.
And it has given rise to a new post category here at AllTwitter: the Twitter API Limit Death Watch.
PeopleBrowsr recently won a restraining order against Twitter and the two were scheduled to take the next, albeit small, step in the court battle today with preliminary discovery.
But Twitter wasn’t having it.
You didn’t think it would be that easy – did you, PeopleBrowsr? Silly rabbit.
Some third-party Twitter app developers seem to be burying their heads in the sand, hoping to escape the inevitable Twitter chopping block.
Make no mistake, optimistic sirs (and madams), assimilation is the only way – so read up on the time you have left to adhere to Twitter’s new API restrictions detailed within or use this handy calendar as a countdown to your doom. Either way – happy holidays!