Despite protests, Twitter has changed to break several features of popular third – party applicatis today. The company 's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) explains that what every Twitter is doing is ultimately enforcing a 9 – year – old policy.
According to Rob Johns, the company will no lger spend resources applicatis that you do not want to build first. But the situati is a bit more complicated.
"In 2011, we instructed developers not to create an applicati that imitated Twitter's core experience (via email). Johns explained. "In 2012, we announced developers policy changes to better clarify these limitatis by limiting the number of users allowed to third-party clients.
At the same time, Twitter executives admit that messages are mixed. The company says, "Quietly granting exceptis to the user cap excepti to the necessary clients." Despite these third party applicatis replicating the core functiality of Twitter applicatis.
Story of two APIs
The described third party Twitter software requires an API to send notificatis to users who use these applicatis. "User streams and site streaming APIs that provide the core functiality of many of these clients are in" beta "state for over 9 years and are built unsupported technology stacks.
As of today, these APIs have been replaced by the Account Activity API which does not do all the previous things. More important is that Twitter accounts are limited to 35, so it's not perfectly suited for applicatis with thousands of users.
Johns's e-mail stated that "We have set rules to not change or to" kill "third-party customers. Due to the operatial necessity, we have deleted some of the traditial APIs that enhance these client's functis. And …