Twitter announced the upcoming release of Version 1.1 of their application programming interface (API) last week on their blog. They warned in June of changes, but the release time and exact changes were not released until last week.
The new API rules are restrictive to developers, according to PCWorld, which outlined the changes to include:
- Better Refresh – the rate limit will be expanded, so you will be less likely to get the annoying error message on third party apps.
- Artificial Limits – Twitter is imposing a 100,000-user limit on third-party apps.
According to the Twitter post, there will be several changes to the developer rules, such as requiring pre-installed client applications to be certified by Twitter and requiring users to Display Requirements instead of Display Guidelines.