Another one bites the dust! Twitter sure knows how to play its cards, and the social network has set up a ridiculous little token limit for third party applications that access its service via the API.
And as a result of this limit, MetroTwit, one of the most popular Twitter clients on the Windows Store has just been discontinued. The app is now no longer available for download — though the good news is that users that have installed it can continue using it without a hitch.
The developers broke the melancholy news on their official page, saying:
“Due to the ‘access token limit’ imposed by Twitter since August 2012, we are preemptively sunsetting MetroTwit due to technical limitations of Twitter’s API which may prevent existing users from accessing the app after the limit has been crossed.”
Another little downer is that the development team will no longer be supporting the app or release any major new feature updates for MetroTwit — users are now left to their own device.
Anyway, this is not the first Twitter client that has been a victim of its own success.
Way back in late 2012, soon after the debut of Windows 8, Tweetro went dark because of this same limit from Twitter. Oh well, no one ever said that the curious world of app development was without its share of surprises.