Apps of a Feather
After June 19th, 2018, “streaming services” at Twitter will be removed. This means two things for third-party apps:
- Push notifications will no longer arrive
- Timelines won’t refresh automatically
If you use an app like Talon, Tweetbot, Tweetings, or Twitterrific, there is no way for its developer to fix these issues.
We are incredibly eager to update our apps. However, despite many requests for clarification and guidance, Twitter has not provided a way for us to recreate the lost functionality. We’ve been waiting for more than a year.
Either Twitter fix this, or I’m off the platform.
If this comes to pass, I think I’ll be on Twitter far less than I am today, and while that may be a good thing for me personally, it’s bad for the developers of these apps, and bad for Twitter itself. The company should fix this.
The writing has been on the wall for third-party Twitter apps for years. It’s why I stopped posting from @manton in 2012, and ultimately built https://t.co/KrFEuU84xW. Now apps have an even more uncertain future if Twitter doesn’t change course. https://t.co/NmdUSjj1p6— Manton Reece (@manton2) April 6, 2018
Twitter is going to break core functionality in Tweetbot, Twitteriffic, Talon, Tweetings, and more on June 19th. There’s no announced fix.https://t.co/osu4aamebZ— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) April 6, 2018
The developers behind Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings are asking customers to contact the @TwitterDev account to correct the situation and to use the #BreakingMyTwitter hashtag to spread awareness.