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Twitter Reportedly Discontinuing Development of Official Twitter for Mac Client

Mac App Store  TwitterAccording to a tweet from the well-connected MG Siegler, Twitter is discontinuing development of Twitter for Mac, though it will still remain available.
Word is that Twitter made the call today: Twitter for Mac is done. They won’t kill it outright, but no further updates. Goodbye, old friend.
The decision is a curious one, considering the recent changes Twitter made to its API agreements that make it more difficult for third parties to create Twitter apps.

Tweetbot recently discontinued its public Alpha program for Tweetbot for Mac because of the changes, and it remains to be seen what will happen to OS X Twitter clients going forward. Twitter for Mac originally launched on the Mac App Store in 2011, after Twitter purchased Tweetie and turned its Mac client into the official Twitter client.

One of the biggest complaints made about Twitter for Mac recently is its lack of support for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

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80 months ago
Ok. I don't get it.
Rating: 42 Votes
80 months ago
nothing but BAD NEWS from Twitter lately.
Rating: 41 Votes
80 months ago
I don't understand, is twitter trying to shut itself down? All I here is bad news lately. Are they running out of their funding or something?
Rating: 29 Votes
80 months ago
Seems like Twitter is on a downward path just like
Rating: 27 Votes
80 months ago
I don't even use twitter. Maybe I'm the last one?
Rating: 24 Votes
80 months ago
The quicker twitter dies the better.
Rating: 23 Votes
80 months ago
will they force us to use browser so they can add 357 ads to make more $ ?
Rating: 17 Votes
80 months ago
Perhaps Twitter's API has made it too difficult for them to develop their own app. Lol.
Rating: 15 Votes
80 months ago

I don't understand, is twitter trying to shut itself down?

It sure does seem like it.
Rating: 14 Votes
80 months ago
People are wise not to speculate. Just the job listings alone should be a clue they are growing.

More than likely Apple is working with Twitter on advanced functionality via Services that allows more app collaboration with Twitter so continuing to extend functionality to a client app seems redundant.

Get it?
Rating: 14 Votes

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