Twitter to Launch API Changes in August 2018

Twitter announced today that changes are coming to their API for third-party Twitter apps and clients such as Tweetbot and Twitterrific. For now, the developers of these third-party apps that will have to change and adjust their apps to meet the August deadline. 

These changes were heard in late-April 2018 with the rumored changes to come during mid-June 2018. However, due to the timeliness of the changes, Twitter has said that the official date that all of these third-party apps will have to be up to these new API standards is August 16, 2018.

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According to 9to5Mac and TechCrunch, the pricing for the Twitter Enterprise tier is going to cost nearly $3,000, but that developers will have to contact Twitter for the specific price. Twitter has not made all of these prices available to the public.

A developer from the Twitterrific third-party Twitter app has already mentioned some financial concern over Twitter about the new API changes and pricing of the plans/tiers.

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It should also be said that this all comes at just the day after Tapbots released their new Tweetbot 3 for Mac app in the Mac App Store yesterday. It is still on there as of right now and is priced at $9.99.

The same Twitterrific had only this to say about his reaction to these changes coming throught the day after the release of Tweetbot 3 for Mac on Twitter.

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The most popular Twitter apps available for Apple devices will be Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Echofon and TweetCaster, just to name a few.

Nothing changes today but everything regarding third-party Twitter apps will change on August 16, 2018.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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