Those who followed the tech news last year certainly knew about the controversial decision of Twitter, which fundamentally changed the APIs which provided the operation of third party customers and, in the process, withdrew crucial resources from popular apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific.
The developers, of course, have complained profusely about the change and have been trying to balance the accounts back and forth; Twitter, in turn, justified the decision from a technology perspective and the fact that it increasingly needed the advertising revenue that was provided only through the use of its official apps. Now, however, there is hope.
In an interview today at the Twitter News Summit conference, CEO Jack Dorsey stated that the bird's social network was too strict on API changes and that "changes are coming" – but without specifying what those changes will be or when they will arrive.
“We need to decentralize Twitter more. We overreact to change our API. Now we will change that. ”- @jack
Either way, the news is sure to make the affected developers set off fireworks: Last year, celebrated Twitter customers had to roll over to keep their consumers, justifying the loss of features with monthly / price discounts and trying to differentiate themselves by other means, increasingly rarefied.
On Twitter's side, the reason for such an announcement can only have one reason: the network is seeing ever lower levels of engagement (today, by the way, the $ TWTR plummeted more than 20% on the NYSE!), and certainly the strategy of centralizing users on their official apps didn't work as well as expected.
The question now is whether this promised change of course will get lost users back – what do you think?