As some of you may have already noticed the download link for the Tweetbot for Mac alpha no longer works. Twitter’s latest API Changes means now we have a large but finite limit on the number of user tokens we can get for Tweetbot for Mac. We’ve been working with Twitter over the last few days to try to work around this limit for the duration of the beta but have been unable to come up with a solution that was acceptable to them. Because of this we’ve decided its best for us to pull the alpha.
This is not good.
It would be one thing if Twitter had its own, great Mac client. But they don’t. Instead, they have Twitter for Mac, which hasn’t been updated since developer Loren Brichter left Twitter months ago. And I’m honestly not sure it will ever be updated again, given what Twitter aims to do with the product.
It hasn’t even been updated for Macs with Retina displays for Chrissakes. Yes, it’s still a relatively small base, but this is what owning your product is all about. Show some pride. Right now, it looks like shit. Either update it or kill it. And if you’re going to kill it, don’t kill Tweetbot for Mac, which obviously fills a need you’re not meeting.