When you’re a developer and have been anxious in regards to the launch of Twitter’s new API platform, you possibly can breathe. The launch has formally been delayed.
In a put up on the social media platform, the Twitter Dev account introduced the delay, saying that, in an effort to “create an optimum expertise for the developer neighborhood,” the corporate is “delaying the launch of our new API platform by just a few extra days.”
There was an immense quantity of enthusiasm for the upcoming adjustments with Twitter API. As a part of our efforts to create an optimum expertise for the developer neighborhood, we will likely be delaying the launch of our new API platform by just a few extra days.
Twitter mentioned that there will likely be “extra info to comply with over the approaching days. Thanks in your continued curiosity and persistence!” The corporate didn’t say precisely when builders can anticipate the launch to really occur outdoors of “the approaching days.”
The information comes about two weeks after the corporate introduced that it might start charging for entry to its API. Whereas Twitter mentioned that free entry to the API would stay, it might be rather more restrictive. In accordance with a report from two weeks in the past, the Twitter Premium API will begin from $99 a month and enhance relying on the extent of knowledge entry required by the developer.
The corporate has additionally killed off third-party Twitter shoppers that relied on the Twitter API to run such providers. About three weeks in the past, Twitter up to date its developer settlement with a brand new clause that successfully banned third-party Twitter shoppers like Tweetbot and Twitterrific.
The corporate has been not too long ago greedy at methods to monetize completely different areas of its enterprise. Other than charging for API entry, killing off third-party Twitter shoppers forces all customers into the principle Twitter app the place the corporate could make income off of promoting and charging for Twitter Blue, its premium subscription service.