Today Twitter announced a series of API changes aimed at “mainstreaming” the user experience of the product. In other words they don’t want you to use any apps to access your account besides its own. Here’s what’s on the chopping block.
Twitter’s still being pretty coy about which apps will and won’t be granted authorisation saying that its guidelines for developers remain guidelines for developers:
… includes, of course, “traditional” Twitter clients like Tweetbot and Echofon. Nearly eighteen months ago, we gave developers guidance that they should not build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience.” And to reiterate what I wrote in my last post, that guidance continues to apply today.
So that’s two right there that are definitely on their way out unless they evolve. Who else is about to go? Here’s the beginnings of a list:
Plume for Twitter
What else is on its way out? Let us know below and we’ll update.
What we’ve also noticed today is that Twitter has changed the wording around marking a tweet as your favourite. Instead of being marking tweets as “Favourites” now you’ll “Like” them. Sounds suspiciously familiar…