Twitter has revealed that when new security protocols are put in place they will help to minimise the use of third party apps. As a result, you will only be able to access the site via official Twitter software.
The plan is to prevent external program developers from making apps to access the Twitter site and profiles. This move should give Twitter a monopoly site access, which should boost relevant revenue streams.
Mr Sarver, head of platform and API at Twitter, said that software developers should shift their focus onto brand management or that they should create apps that integrate Twitter with FourSquare more efficiently.
He went on to say that if client makers don’t take steps now, then they may suffer when Twitter changes the way it operates.
It seems that Twitter’s plans are motivated by the inconsistency evident with external software, which is diluting the Twitter brand by not offering the same kind of quality service.
Mr Sarver said, “We need to ensure users can interact with Twitter the same way everywhere.”
Many developers are angry with this announcement and are worried about the future of their software. Eric Mill, a developer, said that it essentially meant software developers would be “walking on eggshells” until more is known.
Another developer, Adam Green, said that Twitter needed to recognise the value of external developers.
He said, “They give us raw materials, we add value to them. We all benefit.“