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Twikini (And Other Twitter Apps) Will Stop Working In 5 Days

So Twitter is doing all sorts of stuff to their authentication methods and Twikini has announced that they are not upgrading their software so authentication will likely fail.

As Twitter states “On August 16, 2010 (5 days from now), the @twitterapi team will be shutting off basic authentication on the Twitter API — you can see the announcement here (and, this has been previously announced). All applications, by this date, need to switch to using OAuth.”

Uhm I’m sure there’s only good intentions here but that still sucks. Especially for those who paid for the app and now they can’t use it. It’s not Trinket Software’s fault here but the end result is that some people will definitely be angry.

And I’m sure this will impact other Twitter apps as well. What do you think – do developers have an obligation to update paid apps in cases like this or are they just responsible for releasing the software and if something out of their control changes that’s not their fault or cost?
via WMExperts Twitter