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Posts Tagged ‘API restrictions’

Two More Twitter API Casualties: TweetChat and TweetGrid

Twitter may have extended the drop dead date for its current API to June 11, but two more developers are already pretty sure their apps won’t survive the switch.

Why are they so sure? One says Twitter introduced a bug that’s already wreaking havoc – and both are currently experiencing problems. 

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Twitter Delays API Shutdown Until June 11

In March, Twitter announced via its developer blog that its API v1 would officially retire on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

Well, developers are getting a reprieve – Twitter has delayed the API 1 shutdown until June 11.

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Breaking! PeopleBrowsr Reaches Firehose Settlement With Twitter

You’ll remember lots of third party developers have been ticked at Twitter lately, because they’ve had to close up shop due to changes to Twitter’s API that restricted their access.

PeopleBrowsr, the folks behind Kred (and others), is one of those developers – but it hasn’t closed up shop. Far from it. It has been battling Twitter since late last year to retain its coveted access to Twitter’s firehose.

And today, they’ve announced a settlement with Twitter.

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Twitter Takes Fight With PeopleBrowsr To Federal Court

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.

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Third Party Developers Can Count Down To Demise With Handy New Calendar From Twitter

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!

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So Long, Tweetbot. Who Will Be Next?

We told you to snag access to endangered Twitter apps while you still could (we told you), but it seems that guidance is irrelevant. Sort of.

Whether you have access or not, your favorite Twitter apps likely will not be free (they can’t be with limited user tokens) . . . and the next likely step is that they will cease to exist.

Alarmist? Maybe. But maybe not.
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Snag Access To Endangered Twitter Apps Before API Restrictions Take Effect

Admit it: You haven’t been paying too much attention to Twitter’s pending API changes because you think they’ll only affect developers, right? WRONG.

The new Twitter regs will lock down applications, restricting access to a limited number of users. So if you don’t snag access to these endangered apps now, you probably won’t be able to later.
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