MetroTwit: Latest Victim Of Twitter’s Access Token Limit

MetroTwit Blog:

We are saddened to announce the end-of-life of the MetroTwit for Desktop and MetroTwit for Windows 8 apps effective immediately.

Due to the “access token limit” imposed by Twitter since August 2012, we are preemptively sunsetting MetroTwit due to technical limitations of Twitter’s API which may prevent existing users from accessing the app after the limit has been crossed.

This is terrible news for a few reasons. Firstly, there goes the only great desktop Twitter app on Windows (and don’t say Tweetdeck. I use it. It is bad). Second, this is the loss of a fantastic Australian-made bit of software we could all be proud of, made by some genuinely good dudes. Also, they called their end-of-life update ‘All hail Lord Helix’ which is awesome for a bunch of reasons I can’t get into right now.

I think Twitter should just buy MetroTwit, make it the official Windows 8 app, and give these guys the payday they deserve.