The news that Twitter was fundamentally changing the way it allows third party apps to access its service was a clear sign that they want more control over their eco-system (to garnish revenue through ads). Now more news is coming, via a tweet – ironically – that Twitter is to kill the official OS X client.
Word is that Twitter made the call today: Twitter for Mac is done. They won’t kill it outright, but no further updates. Goodbye, old friend.
— MG Siegler (@parislemon) September 6, 2012
No more updates to a client that was originally third party. Moreover, they’re not going to dish out a retina update to keep it kosher for those users. All while crippling the amount of users who can use other apps. Thus forcing users to go to their absolutely horrific website.
Meanwhile, app.net just isn’t iterating or improving fast enough. The latest feature update was the ability to favourite posts. We’re now long into what should be an aggressive development cycle. Things need to improve there for it to be a viable alternative to twitter, so as twitter declines in customer satisfaction, app.net rises above the ashes. This isn’t happening. At least, it’s not happening fast enough. And yes, I am being more demanding because I paid $50.