When I saw Falcon Pro for the first time, the first thing I did was to uninstall the official Twitter app and buy Falcon. It was that good.
And it wasn’t just me, most of the users who saw the app fell in love with it because of the superb UI, smoothness,and the fact that it was optimized for Tablets, unlike the pathetic official app that Twitter have.
Yesterday, we got some bad news when the developer of Falcon Pro, Joaquim Verges posted on Google+ saying that Twitter has unexpectedly blocked new users from logging in through the app because it had reached the Access Token limit. He had also stated that he had contacted Twitter regarding this issue and also asked his users to sign a petition (which we did too). And the good developer in order to save the money from potential new users increased the price from $1 to over $130. That’s what I call smart and honest.
But today we have some more bad news, and its even worse. Here is the tweet from the developer:
Twitter refused to extend the token limit because Falcon did not provide any features that their app doesn’t have already. Really?
Twitter clients affected till now due to these API Limits
Twitter’s official app is slow, and lags like hell. The UI is pathetic and it still lacks the optimization for Tablets. Should I go on? Needless to say almost everyone hates it, except Twitter itself. They have been using their API and restrictions and have virtually been killing almost all third party Twitter Clients, here are a few notable ones which have been abandoned.
- Falcon Pro
- Tweetlanes (no longer developed and open sourced.)
- Tweetdeck which Twitter tookover and, well you know.
- Tweetro (for Windows 8)
I am not sure if they actually expect and force their users to switch to their official app. Wouldn’t it be easier to switch to an en entirely different social network with a good and dedicated app?
Say for example, Google Plus? I am really loving it, since it is not only fun, but also educational and interactive, and also has less spammy content.
Drop a comment and tell us how you feel about Twitter’s attitude towards third party clients for their network.