The Twitter API or application programming interface, has previously been blamed for wreaking havoc with other apps but the company has made improvements…
Twitter users who favor third-party services like Tweetbot or Twitterrific might soon enjoy some substantial improvements. This, because Twitter has tweaked its next API release. With the changes, it should be a lot easier for developers to gain access to all of Twitter’s features.
Newly Improved Twitter API won’t Break Other Apps
For years now, developers and others have complained about Twitter’s API. Apparently, it triggers a number of issues, not the least of which breaks third-party apps. Ian Cairns, head of product for Twitter’s develop platform, tells Engadget:
“We want to be intentional about how we serve a whole range of developers, and not just the enterprise segment we focused on in the past. And we’ve been in touch with several folks in that third party client community to figure out how we can better work with them in the future.”
The changes come after a number of high-profile individuals and companies had their Twitter accounts compromised on Wednesday. Among them, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Joe Biden, Warren Buffet, Apple and many others.