The third-party apps Twitter simply killed made the positioning what it’s immediately


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The age of nice third-party Twitter shoppers could also be over. After Twitter lower off their API entry and adjusted its guidelines to bar apps that compete with its personal, The Iconfactory has introduced that it’s discontinuing Twitterific, Fenix has been pulled from app shops, and Tapbots has posted a memorial for Tweetbot. It’s a loss for all of the individuals who used the apps and, nearly actually, a loss for Twitter itself.

As many individuals have identified over the previous week, third-party shoppers helped make Twitter the platform it’s immediately, innovating elements of Twitter we take without any consideration and, within the early days, serving to kind the corporate’s very id. They’ve additionally acted as a protected haven from undesirable adjustments, serving to to maintain folks tweeting after they have been…

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