Twitter – Access disabled for third-party apps – Economy
Numerous Twitter apps such as Tweetbot, with which users could access the online service, suddenly stopped working. Since Friday, the software has not been able to connect to the interfaces of Twitter manufacture. Customers of the apps must use it to access the official Twitter app or the web version. At the weekend there was no official information from Twitter. The Silicon Valley website the information however, citing internal Twitter chats, reported that access had been intentionally cut off.
Twitter earns its money with advertising: In the company’s own app and the web version, users are presented with paid contributions between the accounts they are subscribed to. However, there are no ads in the third-party apps that have accompanied Twitter practically from the start. Thus, Twitter earns nothing when users access the service from there. New Twitter owner Elon Musk has emphasized his focus on making money since advertising revenues plummeted after his takeover. Musk, who had promised more transparency, has not yet commented on the situation surrounding other providers’ Twitter apps.
The developers of the apps Tweetbot and Twitterrific wrote to their users that they were not getting any answers to their queries from Twitter. The apps are affected differently: Tweetbot, for example, does not work on all devices, while Twitterrific no longer runs on the iPhone, but still runs on Apple’s Mac computers. The Fenix app works on iPhones, but no longer on Android smartphones.