Jordan Kay@_Jordan

I worked on Twitter for iPhone for four years. The day it becomes the app I’m forced to use in order to use Twitter on my phone is the day I stop using Twitter.

Guilherme Rambo@_inside

If @TwitterDev ends up killing 3rd party apps, I will not use Twitter via the web interface, I’ll just stop using Twitter. http://apps-of-a-feather.com 

Apps of a Feather

Third-party Twitter apps are going to break on June 19th, 2018.

apps-of-a-feather.com

Brent Simmons@brentsimmons

Twitter is part of my job, and I absolutely rely on indie Twitter clients on Mac and iOS. And now Twitter is .http://apps-of-a-feather.com

Apps of a Feather

Third-party Twitter apps are going to break on June 19th, 2018.

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After a few hours, the @TwitterDev account finally responded, announcing that the API cutoff would be delayed. The new deprecation date has not yet been released, but the company says it will be announced with at least 90 days warning.

Twitter Dev

@TwitterDev

Last year we announced our plan to retire Site Streams & User Streams, and replace them with the Account Activity API (currently in beta). We are delaying the scheduled June 19th deprecation date.

For now, it seems third-party clients are safe. But as Twitter continues to annoy developers, kill off popular clients (including its own), and fail to deal with other pressing matters, alternative platforms with fully-accessible APIs like Mastodon and Diaspora continue to look more attractive.