tweet failJust a short while ago we warned you that Twitter’s changes to it’s APIs were taking effect and the result would be that some Twitter clients would fail. Well today is the day of reckoning. Yup – that’s my error message on Sense:

on August 31st, 2010 at 8am PDT, all basic auth requests will be served with a HTTP 401 error code.

So if you try to do anything fancy like use the Sense Twitter tab or HTC’s Peep…well you simply can’t any longer. You should disable your Twitter account in Sense since it will only lead to problems (both the tab and in ‘data services’). If you like to Tweet then you need to use an app that uses OAuth as it’s authentication method. I actually use Twitter like an RSS feed so even though I’ve installed Pocketwit I’ve been playing around with TwInBox which is actually linked to my Outlook (PC) and on my phone I’ve added that folder to sync so now I can read all of my Tweets and the read/unread status is synchronized to my inbox. I’m actually sort of liking that.

Anyway, share your Twitter solutions here and please note the platform you’re on as well so we can keep the Android, iPhones, Blackberry and WM users segregated like we like it:)

Note: PocketTwit failed. TwInbox is ALIVE! Uhm but that’s only a reader on the mobile side. If you want to Tweet you may need to pony up a solid buck or two

UPDATE: MoTWeets 100% works for WM. They have an ad based version for free or for $4 you can get the ad free version. It can be found here:


  1. I need to pout for a while. I really liked my Twitter Sense Tab and HTC Peep… :(

    I live out in the sticks and I have almost no coverage here so I cannot get on Marketplace for Pocketwit and for some reason I cannot access marketplace over wifi….sigh…. got too many other things to worry about now so will have to figure that out in a little while…


  2. moTweets is a pretty good Twitter client for WM – been using it for a while and even the free version is pretty non-intrusive when it comes to ads. For the $3 it cost to license it, it’s not a bad price.

  3. AT&T *just* released the updated OS for the Tilt2, which meant that I got to enjoy that HTC Sense Twitter tab for approximately 33 hours before it went poof.

    I don’t know that I will go through another reboot/reload of all my apps just for that.

    PockeTwit needs to update, though. I like MoTweets, but PockeTwit is faster for some things (and has that sweet Quick Post option that lets you update without loading the rest of the program.)

    The feature I miss most from Twikini is the “Share with email” feature. Yes, it’s on MoTweets too, but all it does is post the content of the tweet. When Twikini did it, it included the URL of the Tweet, meaning you had information about WHO said it.

  4. Azurea is what i am ising at the moment, not great but does suppoort O Auth.

    Come on HTC Bring the update to HTC Peep like last week.


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