Well this is certainly an unexpected change from Twitter. According to The Next Web, some recent changes to the Twitter API indicate that it’s going to start setting a cap on the number of users that third party apps can have, while Twitter’s own apps remain unrestricted (no surprise there).
It looks as though new apps will be limited to a user count of 100,000 before they need to get permission from Twitter to continue (what does that even mean?). There are also some really excellent third party Twitter apps already out there for iOS (Tweetbot, Twitterific, Echofon, and more!), and according to The Verge, they will get to continue until their current “user tokens” double, at which point the restrictions will kick in for them as well. All of this really is a strange move considering Twitter has been getting a lot of negative press recently for the changes to its mobile apps, how could this possibly help you Twitter? People don’t like your app so you decide to bully them into using it…..okay?
What do you think interwebs, do you use a third party twitter client, or does Twitter’s own solution suffice? Let us know in the comments
Source: The Next Web