The Falcon Pro Twitter saga continues this morning as the developer, Joaquim Verges raises the price to a mystifying $132.13. Now, before you raise your eyebrows and ask yourselves why would anyone pay that, remember that this is a direct response to the app reaching Twitter’s token limit. The raised price was devised to help avoid anyone buying the app, recognizing they can’t use it because of Twitter’s API rules and leaving bad feedback. All things considered, it’s a measured and proper move by the developers to avoid negative feedback.
In fact, if the Falcon Pro situation allows for negative feedback to be pointed in any direction, it should directed solely at Twitter and their ridiculous policy toward third-party apps. Twitter is clearly working to force-out third-party app solutions that are not only more fully-featured when compared to Twitter’s official apps, but also far more reliable in their performance. Twitter’s hope is that by bringing users back into their official app fold, they can increase their cash flow with “sponsored” tweets that aren’t found or blocked in third-party apps. Anyone used to Twitter’s own apps knows that their time-lines often see these “sponsored” tweets from companies and people you don’t follow.
For his part, Verges has posted on the Falcon Pro Play Store page pleasing for users not to download the app and for that have but don’t use the app, to release their tokens. So far Twitter has rejected his first go at the increased Token limit claiming Falcon doesn’t offer any features outside of the official Twitter app. “Twitter emailed me. They refuse to extend the token limit because Falcon doesn’t provide any features that their app doesn’t have already…”
** ATTENTION PLEASE READ THIS **
** TOKEN LIMIT REACHED – DO NOT BUY – WORKS ONLY FOR ONLY FOR EXISTING USERS **
** THE APP WILL NOT ACCEPT NEW USERS BECAUSE OF TWITTER LIMITATIONS (100k tokens max) **
Help me Extend the access token limit by signing this petition :http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/extend-falcon-pro
And Please RELEASE your access token from the Twitter settings on the web if you’re not using the app anymore.
Nice going Twitter, way to treat everyone who makes your service better. Sign Falcon Pro’s iPetition here and try to help solid developers get back to work on their app and not fighting Twitter’s ridiculous policies.