Tweetbot for Mac pulled from the Mac App Store after reaching Twitter’s token limit

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Tweetbot for Mac pulled from the Mac App Store after reaching Twitter’s token limit

  • 2015-02-13 13:06:25
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News / Mobile phones Tweetbot for Mac pulled from the Mac App Store after reaching Twitter’s token limit

One of the most popular third-party Twitter client for Mac — Tweetbot — has run into Twitter’s token limit and has been pulled from the Mac App Store. 

In August 2012, Twitter imposed a limit on the number of tokens (100k) that can be used by a third-party Twitter client, which led many developers to ditch their app on various platforms. However, Tweetbot is the first Mac app to have reached this limit. Once a Twitter app reaches their token limit, the only way for developers to fix this issue is by releasing a new version of the app with a different name and fresh set of tokens.

Tweetbot’s developer Todd Thomas has reached out to Twitter about the issue, but is yet to hear back anything from them. However, it is very unlikely that Twitter will do anything to fix this issue.

Even though a very popular app, Tweetbot for Mac has not been updated in quite sometime. The app has quite a few bugs on OS X Yosemite and its UI has not been updated to fit in with the updated look of the OS as well. It is unclear whether the developer will continue to update and support the app or not, since the developers will not be earning money from it now.

Twitter has been criticized by users and developers alike for limiting the number of tokens to third-party developers, but the micro-blogging service has stuck to its decision. It looks like the company might eventually force us to use their official app on all platforms.

Are you a Tweetbot for Mac user? Will you continue using the app even if it is not updated by its developers anymore?

[Via 9to5Mac]

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