Twitter has quietly updated its developer agreement, once again reinforcing the ban on third-party apps that copy the platform experience. Thus, the pen of third-party application developers was broken, so to speak.
Twitter suddenly stopped the access of third-party applications a few days ago without any warning. This made the app developers very angry because there were no clear rules to follow and there was no explanation from Twitter on how to fix the situation.
After this move, Twitter quietly updated its developer agreement as of last night, and in the new developer agreement that Twitter updated, it is now possible for developers to create a replacement for the Twitter application or a similar product. They are strictly not allowed to create their own clients that use or access licensed materials.
The strange thing is that Twitter stated in a previous post that this attitude has been exhibited for a long time.
It doesn’t make much sense for Twitter to suggest that it’s a long-standing rule that app developers can’t copy core features. Tweetbot and Twitterrific third-party Twitter apps that have been around for a very long time, though they’re limited by the API.
Additionally, these third-party apps provided users with what they wanted and they didn’t need to use the official Twitter app. This is probably why this breakthrough of Twitter.
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As a result, it seems that Twitter’s friendly relationship with third-party app developers has come to an end and their main goal is now to secure app dominance. One thing’s for sure, this shift is centered around the third-party Twitter apps business model. create a livelihood understandably angered app developers who spent years trying to