Twitter got many developers surprised when they announced new API rules, which limits the number of Twitter accounts which an app could support up to 100,000. Unfortunately a popular windows 8 Twitter app, Tweetro has fallen prey to this new API rules, as they exceeded the 100,000 user tokens and now Twitter removed the access to this application.
Though Tweetro applied for an extension; Twitter officially rejected the request on the ground that they are coming up with their native Windows 8 app. It seems that Tweetro’s sudden popularity post Windows 8 launch dig their grave as their user base shoot up to exceed the maximum limit of 100,000 within a few days. This application is now been removed from Windows store, as well.
Though the Tweetro developers were optimistic about some arrangement with Twitter to extend the token exemption, Twitter took the decision not to grant a token exemption and issued an official statement “Unfortunately, It does not appear that your service addresses an area that our current or future products do not already serve. As such, it does not qualify for an exemption.”
The developers of this popular Windows 8 application, Lazyworm is now planning to make this application paid so that they can reduce the number of user token. A similar strategy was adopted by Tapbots with their Tweetboc app for Mac, when they charged around $20 for accessing this application. It is not sure how much Lazyworm is going to charge for their Tweetro app.