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Jun
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We all knew it couldn't go on forever. After resetting API tokens for a second time, Falcon Pro has apparently earned the ire of Twitter. According to developer Joaquim Vergès, Twitter seems to have shut the application down. And just after it got that spiffy new icon!

Twice now the developer has (allegedly) reset the API tokens for the app to free up space in the 100,000 token cap. This morning, Vergès reports Twitter seems to have shut him down. No new sign-ins are possible on v2.0.3, so the dev has posted the old version online. It's better than nothing, and will let previous users continue to run the app. Falcon Pro has been unpublished from the Play Store while Vergès explores his options.

As we understand it, though, Vergès wasn't actually resetting anything. Instead, he would generate a new application key whenever he'd near or hit the 100,000 token ceiling, and leave the keys for older versions of the app live. This gave Falcon Pro more than one active application key (and thus effectively more than 100,000 tokens), and is a pretty clear violation of Twitter's rules for the new v1.1 API, which at its heart was an attempt to end most 3rd party Twitter clients.

Another possibility is that Falcon Pro simply blew through all its tokens in a few days, which would be crazy in its own right. This may be the end of the line for Falcon Pro, and a sign of things to come for any other client that would dare to challenge Twitter's own app.

Update: We heard back from the developer, and as of now he's attributing the situation to an incredibly fast uptake of user tokens. His stats show about 32,000 downloads of the last version, which works out to 3.3 tokens per user with the new multi-account support. That sounds like a very high average, but even Vergès doesn't have all the details yet. He says he is going to take some time to sort through everything before making any changes. We are assured, though, that Falcon Pro won't be allowed to die.

[Falcon Pro on Twitter, Thanks, Lucas]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Derek Duncan

    their new update is actually pretty good

    • Andrew

      Still it have none of the features I like about Falcon Pro (

      • Derek Duncan

        It has one: Push notifications.

        • Andrew

          Yeah, I certainly miss those, but link previews are much more useful to me.

          • Derek Duncan

            link previews are in the official Twitter app.

          • Andrew

            and image previews for imgur and instagram, for example? Lust time I checked they weren't there.

          • http://about.me/jason.johnson JJ

            Falcon Pro renders the entire linked page in the app, not just a preview.

          • Fuzoo

            Nowhere near a dealbreaker.

          • http://about.me/jason.johnson JJ

            No it's not, I was just pointing out it's very different from the link 'preview' that the offical app provides.

  • Phil Oakley

    The Twitter app is actually pretty good now. A few things still need improving and fixing, but it's good enough to use without a 3rd party client now.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yep, I agree. The app is actually pretty great now. Still a dick move by Twitter for this whole v1.1 API fiasco.

      • Phil Oakley

        Definitely.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

        I personally like the Official twitter app but without 3rd parties innovating Twitter's own app it would be a piece of junk. Twitter needs to make sure 3rd party apps can work well.

    • http://about.me/jason.johnson JJ

      Agreed - I actaully really like the current offering from Twitter, but the one thing in Falcon Pro I've beome accustomed to is in the in-line image and link viewing.

    • Chris Allen

      Actually it isn't. If it was, this article wouldn't exist.

      • Sean White

        A lot of people have different needs and wants. I, for example, can do all I need to efficiently in the normal Twitter app. And I like the design which is always a plus. Also a lot of the third-party twitter apps were started at a time when the normal app wasn't very useful at all. Now a lot of them just try and differentiate based on certain functions which may or may not be used by a large amount of people

      • Phil Oakley

        People want options.

      • Fon

        Actually, it is. Next.

        • Chris Allen

          Customizable UI, Far better looking widget and app, built in browser, functional notifications(individual user notifications), embedded YouTube player, Offline mode, faster, automatically zips you to the first unread tweet. But you're right. Other than all that it's better than 3rd party apps for sure.

          • simba33

            the ui works fine for me, i dont really care about looks of the app, never use the widget. and built in browser? you use your twitter app for a browser? design a twitter phone and use that then. embedded youtube player? not sure what you mean by this given you need the whole screen to watch the video anyway. why an offline mode? isnt twitter meant to connect ONline? its fast enough for me, and never auto-"zips" me to my first unread tweet. I guess sean below me explains it right though. people have different needs and wants. twitter app works just fine for me and my "needs" which is just to check my feed and get notifications of my girlfriend, brother, and best friends tweets.

          • Chris Allen

            I thought the same too when all I was exposed to was the official twitter app. You should try some. Do you ever click links in twitter? It has to open another app to view content. The widget is full screen and so are the videos without relying on multiple apps. Click on a tweet in Falcon and there it is. Fast and clean. No need to even open the Falcon app. What's hard to understand about OFFline mode? It will cache tweets, video, article links etc. so you could maybe catch up on all of them on a plane or in a dead zone maybe? You're right. It never auto-zips you to the first unread tweet. That's the problem. Falcon pro does and It's a nice feature when you pull out you phone and you have 200 new tweets. Click the number and bam, takes you right where you left off. No more scrolling and searching in the twitter app. You're right, people's needs are different. You seem to have very minimal needs in twitter. It's more of a chat client for you. Some people use it to get to content and information out in the world. Anyway, why are you even here? None of this even matters to you. You don't use Falcon Pro. I happen to like these features and soon I'll be forced to use the feature anemic official app that doesn't meet "My Needs". Oh, and just look at the comments on the official app. Bugs. That don't get addressed in a timely manner. Sllloooowww dev cycle.

        • Pepito

          I agree. It even has advertisements conveniently inserted into the stream. When will Falcon Pro add this feature? Seriously, it will always be playing catch up.

      • Sac Bunt Melvin

        It's not customizable and the default views don't meet my needs at all.

    • joeljfischer

      It's good. But not as good as third-party ones. It's still a dick move on their part.

    • Taylor

      The biggest thing that keeps me from using it is that it forgets where I last read and then randomly drops me 6 hours in the past.

    • Simon Belmont

      Have to agree. The current Twitter app is pretty polished.

      My one gripe is that it needs a dedicated tablet UI. Stretched phone UI looks terrible and it's a waste of screen real estate.

    • Primey0

      Disagree. It's still awful.

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    Is it against the TOS for an app dev to reset tokens?

    • http://shanked.me/ Shank

      It's against the TOS for the developer to have multiple applications. What JV did is he created new "applications" in Twitter but never deleted the old ones. I emailed AP about that, but I guess it wasn't judged important.

      If he had been deleting his previous applications (i.e. in the twitter developer console) after switching keys, he probably would have been fine. Instead, he allowed the old keys to remain, thus allowing anyone who grabbed the old apk to use the old keys.

      (Edit: Nevermind, David got that :))

      • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

        OK. Thanks for clarifying that.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        Yep, we're adding in a bit more detail now.

      • briankariu

        If you work at twitter, please, for the love of God and everything good, raise the token level for falcon to maybe 500k. Maybe create a new api for adverts that plugs in to 3rd party twitter apps. Otherwise, it seems like twitter is being a scumbag

        • h_f_m

          True, if they had sponsored tweets returned by the API and forced the developers to render them along with any analytics calls that were required when viewed everyone would win.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      He wasn't resetting anything, from what we can tell. He generated a new application key specific to v2.0.3 and above, where v2.0.2 would stay on an old key. This is using more than one key per application, and almost definitely is breaking the rules.

      • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

        Thanks for the explanation.

  • http://shanked.me/ Shank

    Time to release a version and include the ability to change the consumer key & secret so we can just make twitter "applications" and go that route.

    • Rami

      I suggested this to Joaquim on the Google+ page, but he said it is too much trouble to login, and it is against Twitter terms, but in case Twitter blocks Falcon Pro completely, then it should be the only way out.

      • http://xn--wbg.com/ Michael Anthony

        He doesn't give a crap about the terms. He's releasing older versions of the app and allowing new people to get tokens. That's also a violations of the API TOS.

  • Andrew

    Luckily for me, I updated to 2.0.3 before all of this, and still can use Falcon Pro.
    Media and web sites previews is the killer feature, and I do not want to use official app again, where I have to tap link to see instargam photo (or any other photo on hosting not approved by twitter).

    • http://about.me/jason.johnson JJ

      Yep, this is the ONE main thing in Falcon Pro I can't live without now. I actaully like the speed of the official Twitter app, but without the in-line image/link/media viewing, it's a pain for me.

    • briankariu

      Me too. But this is very sad, especially since the dev was on a role recently with those updates!!!!

    • edjca

      Instagram is approved (pretty sure any website can). Facebook pulled Instagram cards from Twitter.

      • Andrew

        It is correct, but I really do not care who pulled the plug. Falcon Pro does it, Twitter app does not.

    • daas88

      And imgur, don't forget imgur.

    • Dan Wilczynski

      Absolutely. In-line photos and news stories are amazing. Falcon pro is the best option in this regard.

  • Martim

    I now hate Twitter more than I hate Facebook. And that's really saying something.

    • briankariu

      I know that feeling. Considering that initially the official twitter app was a POS app, falcon is what got me to actively use twitter.

    • edjca

      Yeah. I hate it when a company kicks people for abusing their free API.

      • Martim

        No, I hate it when a company that was built on–and owes it popularity to–openness and third party developers proceeds to destroy it's own product, taking down with them everyone else that made it so great.

        • Carlos Bacco

          This!

  • mechapathy

    This dev got greedy and it's gonna screw people. I'm not defending Twitter, but he knew the rules.

    • Ryuuie

      Why should he just lay down and accept defeat just because Twitter hates 3rd party developers. He was trying to keep his app going.

      There's no "greed" involved. It's just someone trying to stand up to an admittedly insane "rule" and then being punished for doing so.

      • mechapathy

        I'm not really sure why everyone feels the need to side with the dev here. I agree, the rule sucks, but we knew it was coming before this app was beta. The dev has made bank on this app, and instead of being satisfied with the number of people using the app, he keeps resetting the tokens to get MORE USERS! That's garbage, because people who paid for the app are getting locked out.

        • Ryuuie

          I don't understand why people are so upset with him and are siding with Twitter.

          What Twitter is doing is completely unfair to third party developers. They're just trying to shut out the competition to FORCE users to use their app and ONLY their app. This is why people are siding with the developer.

          You CAN still use the app, just go download the older version. If he was only in it for the money, he wouldn't have posted the APK for the old one...something that he wouldn't be getting any money off of.

          Could he have been in it for the money? Sure. But it's also likely that he did it to keep his app from dying at the hands of an asinine rule. Again, why should he just accept what Twitter has done? If YOU were in his shoes, would you just let it go and let Twitter win or would you fight somehow?

          • mechapathy

            Posting the apk isn't giving it away. People who had tokens will still have them. And I'm not siding with Twitter, cuz I'm not Twitter.
            I'm siding with the consumer, cuz I bought this app.

          • Ryuuie

            I bought the app too. In fact, I bought the app the day it became available because I liked it that much.

            However, I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

            You still have access to the app itself, you didn't really waste anything.

            All of this started because of Twitter's API changes. Had they not gone all anti-third party, this would never have happened and we would have some actual competition with Twitter apps.

            Even if this was solely for the money (which I still doubt it was) and he broke the rules, I'm still going to be on his side.

          • chrulri

            Twitter screws the consumer, not the dev! Twitter wants you to use their app and only their app. They do want you to believe you're free of choice what twitter app you're gonna use but in fact they do not want your to choose any other twitter app than their own at all.
            Whoever is responsible for those fancy API terms is a d**k in my opinion.

          • mechapathy

            It doesn't have to be one or the other. They're BOTH screwing people, and each other. Twitter is screwing app developers. The falcon pro Dev, who developed this app KNOWING these shitty restrictions, decides to screw twitter back by bending their rules. It worked once, and should have stopped there. But he decided to do it again, and twitter screwed him back. And this whole chain of events screws the consumer.

          • David Thoren

            Don't immediately attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by ignorance.. he may not have known that he reset the keys incorrectly. I get the feeling that if he had been contacted after the last reset that he had to terminate the old keys, then this likely would not be happening now.

          • John O’Connor

            I think the larger takeaway here is that Twitter didn't always have this rule and API restriction.

            So any developer who created a successful twitter client app which garnered a large following prior to this implementation (as well as said users) have every right to be upset. That seems to be a fairly acceptable and reasonable complaint.

            Not that a grandfather clause would have made this any less unconscionable, but it would have brought some level of goodwill.

          • mechapathy

            Yeah, but that's not what happened. Twitter announced these API changes in August, just before Falcon for Twitter, a widget, was released. Then, in December, Falcon Pro, the full client, was released. This means the dev knew about the API restrictions either before, or while he was in the early stages of, development.

          • John O’Connor

            I will concede that point in his particular case, but let's not forget that there were plenty of other successful twitter clients predating both his widget and app that ran afoul of the same problems when the new API was released.

          • Donno

            Dude, get a grasp on reality. Mechapathy is correct.

  • Laurence

    Omg, this is horrible. Yes, I know it's silly that this me so emotional so when there so many other horrible things happening in the world. But the sheer injustice of this, both for the developer (it's not like he was trying to circumvent Twitter's policy, he was just trying to counteract the effects of piracy) and for users like myself (my favourite Twitter app, which I paid for, no longer works) is awful..

  • NickAVV

    The new twitter app itself is pretty good, but the widget is still abysmal compared to Falcon's. I got locked out, and miss it already :(

    • http://shanked.me/ Shank

      If you download and install the old version your old token still exist and will work fine.

  • Funem

    I hadn't checked my twitter the past couple of days, now I find I have a dead app... great paid money and now have nothing.

    • http://shanked.me/ Shank

      If you download and install the old version he posted, you can continue to use your old keys on the old version of the app.

      • Funem

        I already have a working version again, as per my last comment. Shame there is a limit but, there you go.

    • Funem

      Ha, restored to a previous version using titanium backup and I have a working copy of 1.9.1 sweet

    • Lupe Fiasco

      Not trying to sound rude, but you have to understand this is the risk you take when you pay for a App that twitter basically controls.

      • Lupe Fiasco

        Why the down vote? It's the truth. I'm just saying don't act surprise if your favorite twitter app more in this case Falcon Pro ends up going away one day and you ended up "Wasting $1.00" because Twitter wanted to shut it down.

        • Funem

          I didn't vote down. I didn't vote, period.

          • Lupe Fiasco

            I'm not talking about you, I'm talking about the other people who did.

      • Funem

        Its a risk, but the dev knows the limit, he sold the limit and then reset the app to allow him to sell again, trying to weed out those who bought it and didn't use it. He then did it again. That is wrong on his part not a risk I should be taking on my part.

        • David Thoren

          He probably hasn't come close to selling the limit. Piracy accounts for some of the tokens used, and refunds via Google Play accounts for some as well. There is no way to weed those out without revoking the key and generating a new one. The dev has very good reasons for doing what he did.

          The issue is with the mechanism he used. It looks like if he had terminated the old keys when he generated the new ones, everything would have been fine.

  • http://moondowner.wordpress.com Martin Spa.

    Twitter jerk policy.

    • edjca

      Their free API. Their rules. He signed up knowing the limit. If the post is true, he knowingly violated the TOS. It's his fault.

  • zapote21

    My Falcon Pro works just fine this morning... Hmmmm

    • Frank Urbanski

      It's because you already activated your key. He reset them the other day.

  • DannyDPX

    It doesn't help that a lot of the tokens have been taken up by those who pirate the app, which denies access to paid users. One person at least has admitted to pirating in a comment on another post about this story - I can't disclose which site that is though

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Piracy affects every app. Pirates or not, this was going to happen to FalconPro eventually.

      • DannyDPX

        True enough, though the problem with pirates is amplified when there is a limit to how many people can use an app

        • http://xn--wbg.com/ Michael Anthony

          So is allowing multiple accounts, knowing it's going to screw legit customers.

    • h_f_m

      Why can't you disclose that? Is it a secret or something?

      • DannyDPX

        If you click through on my disqus profile, it will lead you there...

      • DannyDPX

        show's over now, the pirate got flamed out of existence - all his comments got removed...

  • JordanMcRae

    Some nice lawyer should do some pro bono work for Joaquim. Sue Twitter and let a court interpret Twitter's API rules instead of Twitter themselves. It seems that the built in browser would be enough to differentiate Falcon from the official Twitter app.

    • edjca

      That won't go very far. The developer created the app knowing twitter's 100k token limit. Also he knowingly violated the API's terms of service by just creating a new application every update.

  • Cherokee4Life

    What he should do is create a "new" app.

    Call it Falcon Professional
    then after 100,000 tokens create a new app called "Falcon Professional 1"

    then after 100,000 tokens create a new app called "Falcon Professional 2"

    and so on and so on. Just to shut Twitter up.

    And update all apps at the same time with the same features.

    • http://about.me/jason.johnson JJ

      I think in essence that's what he did. Each update of his app was registering as a new app with Twitter, and he wasn't deleting the older apps.

      • Cherokee4Life

        kind of but isn't what he did was leave the tokens active for old versions of the app? I am saying literally sells 5 apps in the app store they are all identical apps and get updated at the same time but maybe have a different color theme so the Play Store doesn't freak out. Just a thought.

        • http://about.me/jason.johnson JJ

          Right but identical apps with different names would still be a violation I'm sure. Creative, but I don't think it would solve the problem unfortunately.

          Also not sure if the Play Store has their own restrictions that would prevent this (identical apps with different names all charging for purchase).

          • Cherokee4Life

            But just send Google and e-mail stating:

            Look Google, Twitter is being a pompous a**-wipe. I am left with no other choice then create multiple apps. Please don't be mean like Twitter.

            Google will understand! :)

        • Τάσος Μ. Χιδερίδης

          It's against Twitter's TOS. When they find the apps, they will shut them all down.

          • Cherokee4Life

            so create 5 apps with different names. I don't know Twitters TOS or API crap, but 1 developer is not able to create multiple apps? What about the people who create 1 free app and 1 paid app?

          • http://about.me/jason.johnson JJ

            But multiple PAID apps with the exact same codebase must be a violation of the Play Store terms I'm sure.

    • briankariu

      if you read clearly, thats what got him caught the first time. According to twitter, it violates the TOS if a dev has multiple apps

  • Jodå

    Perhaps he should fix Minimal Reader too so that it doesn't stop working in July when Reader is shut down.

  • Zack Whitfield

    People seem to forget that Falcon Pro has sold between 50,000 - 100,000 times on the Play Store. It's also available on AppBrain or whatever it is, and it contains support for multiple accounts. The possibility that the 100,000 was filled overnight by the users of v2.0.2 updating and re-signing is actually pretty likely (especially when you consider he's hit the limit twice before, without multi-user support).

    In my opinion he should just deal with it. Resetting tokens was *never* a good plan. I understand that originally he wanted to stop pirates, but now that's not the issue due to multi-account support, it's just that he wants to sell more copies than able.

    Yes, it sucks that he can't sell more but the way he's going about it isn't very clever because he might end up getting the entire thing shut down. He should just keep talking to Twitter to try and make them see that his application deserves more tokens. I understand that he wants to continue to allow new users to use his application, but running the risk of stopping 50,000 - 100,000 users being able to access his app is only going to end badly.

  • Ryan Clayton

    Grrrr....I just paid for this app because I was loving it. Used a pirate version for a couple weeks to test it and then bought it because I love the

    • qpop

      Well aren't you just so entitled? Piracy is the main reason the app developer has had to do this.

      • Ryan Clayton

        Entitled? No. But the 15min refund period on Google Play is bullshit and never enough time to test an app. So I tend to use a pirate version first, to see if I want to use it. If I do, I pay for the app and support the dev. If the app sucks, I delete it.

        Wasted a dollar yesterday buying a game without doing that and it doesn't even run on my phone. (And since the game takes awhile to download, it is past my 15 min 'test period' to get a refund). I don't steal software to save money, I do it to test before I buy.

        And piracy is NOT the main reason the dev had to do this. It's due to Twitter's bullshit 'token limits'.

        • Phill_S

          Pirates take up tokes, pirates make it worse for people like me who bought the app. They may not be the source of this problem, but they are the source of other problems.

          Also you didnt waste a dollar, you got two full weeks of use from the app and it still works if you already own it.

          • Ryan Clayton

            I did waste a dollar. If you had read my comment, I was talking about another app that doesn't work at all and I can't get a refund.

            As for taking up a token as a pirate. If I had paid for the app outright or used the pirated version, I'm taking up a token either way. I did pay for the app just a couple days ago after deciding I really like the app and wanted to support the dev.

  • Manindra29

    Very disappointed with this move from Twitter. This was my twitter app of choice. Users should always have an option to choose what they like. Just because Twitter decided to cut ties with companies like Instagram, it's wrong to completely disallow users another option. Monopoly never gives room to innovation. The most liked features of Falcon Pro like media previews and in-line links were what made it awesome.

  • Manindra29

    err.. probably not the best place to ask this question, but have other twitter clients faced such an issue too off late - twidere, carbon or tweetbot(iOS and OS X)?

  • RaptorOO7

    Twitter SUCKS, Twitter's APP SUCKS, they buy great Twitter Clients and KILL them off. Bottom line is whatever Twitters business model is/going to be for making money they needs to require the 3rd party apps to support it.

    You KNOW the 3rd Party Devs who MADE Twitter SUCCESSFUL. It was Twitter who did it, it was the app selection.

  • Robert Kuropatkin

    Why would someone use Twitter after all this? I mean where is the customer responsability and all that?

  • daas88

    Twitter, hire the guy and let him implement some of his great ideas. Instead of making his life miserable. He just want to make a living you know?

  • Angelo Allegra

    Fuck Twitter.

  • dex

    native Twitter app getting better so what?

    We need variety.

  • Titomalanguito

    in twitter app is unable to open any kind of picture source

  • Titomalanguito

    I do not know too much from this topic... This can mean that Falcon Pro can be deleted forever?

  • Carlos Bacco

    Twitter grew on 3rd party apps and openness. They are betraying the ones that made their success.

  • tokuiten

    Why not just write a screen scraper for Twitter's website instead of bothering with Twitter's API?

  • Simon Belmont

    Ugh. This crap again. Damn it, Twitter. Stop kicking the folks in the nuts who helped raise your popularity level with innovative Twitter apps.

    The 100,000 token thing is BS. Why can't you just enforce some kind of third party tweet advertisements that third party developers could put into their apps, and then lift the limit? You get your advertising, they get their Twitter apps bought and used. Everyone wins.

  • Michael Cojocari

    The default twitter app on the smaller screens works nicely, however on my tablet (nexus 7) I very much prefer Falcon pro. Their interface is just fantastic.

  • WHO?

    Glad i got my token as soon as he pushed a message to relog in. I don't even use twitter lol "Sorry for that person that dedicates their life to twitter and i am sitting on their token" Wish i could sell it lol Just kidding... "kinda" Im sure the dev will figure it out.

  • WHO?

    While we're on apps as if this once a site about app news. Just found out Disqus use to have a android app! How cool would that be to to see all my comments and etc... But they took it off the market sometime ago. "sad"

  • http://xn--wbg.com/ Michael Anthony

    https://twitter.com/joenrv/statuses/347314690826833920 According the dev he's seeing 4 accounts per person. Probably time to update the sensationalist headline.

  • merman1983

    If he started a new social network I'd follow the app over. Want to NOT hate Twitter as much as I hate Facebook.

    • Chris Allen

      They are making it difficult.

  • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

    Why Do People still use Twitter, when we can do much everything in Google+ ! ?

    • Ray

      I do agree. That said, there are some companies and individuals that haven't made the switch to Google+ yet. Maybe they never will. Twitter still has its place but it certainly isn't winning over many fans with this token limit crap.

  • http://nanek.name/ Lance Nanek

    Wow, if he is using multiple API keys to circumvent limits, you'd think he'd keep it secret...

  • cubenate

    On Android we want freedom, if this third party apps didn't exist, twitter wouldn't be this big. i use it because of third party apps only.. TWITTER MUST JUST BUY FALCON PRO THATS ALL.

  • Cherokee4Life

    The question is who is going to stop using Twitter after all of this? I stopped after this 100,000 token shit went into place. I stopped using Facebook when all their advertisement crap went to far. Why can't companies just make a service that people love and then stop making it worse.

    And what I have never understood. Why can 1 man make a better app then a million dollar company? A lot of 3rd party apps are better then Twitter!

  • Dan Wilczynski

    Regardless of your personal app preference this is a stupid strategy by twitter. Why alienate developers and their following of users.

  • SquiDinK

    I can't sign in, even with the side load update. I've used this app for 6 months and paid full price!

  • Mike

    twitter sucks and their app is the worst piece if crap ever known to human kind