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Tweetro+ for Windows 8 updated with more features and support for Twitter API v1.1

The Lazyworm team has released an update to the Tweetro+ app available for Windows. The client has been bumped to version 1.2.8.9 to fully support Twitter's 1.1 API, which will be a requirement for third-party developers from March onwards. We last covered the Twitter app being updated at the start of February, with the team promising API support in a follow-up release.

The release isn't entirely focused on preparations for the API switch, though. Lazyworm has added a number of new features, which include support for Tweet Marker, as well as bookmarking of last read tweets. The latter allows users to read tweets in chronological order (oldest to newest). To make the package more complete, we're also looking at the ability to open tweet links in the default web browser.

Here's the full log of changes in 1.2.8.9:

  • Full compatibility with Version 1.1 of Twitter API
  • Option to enable Tweet Marker (Mentions & Timeline)
  • Option to directly open tweet links in default web browser
  • Timeline bookmarking (start from last read tweet)
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks

Back to the API business quickly. We could rant about Twitter all day long, but be sure to read up on what's wrong with the social network's new policies. Twitter apps on Windows and Windows Phone have been affected by changes and limitations being enforced. While it's not for us to criticise the company and its motives, it's not a good move for consumers and developers.

If you have Tweetro+ installed on your Windows hardware, be sure to update it before March 5th, when the new Twitter API is enforced. The developer notes that previous versions of the app may experience issues once this takes effect. As well as the recommendation, Lazyworm also states that several updates are planned for the month of March, which should see the app include real-time push notifications and more robus Live Tiles.

You can download Tweetro+ for $9.99 from the Windows Store.

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Tweetro+ for Windows 8 updated with more features and support for Twitter API v1.1

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Honestly the whole API issue is why im waiting for the official twotter app and not paying $10. Also the new wp8 twitter app gives me hope that it could be nicely designed.

The iTunes store has it listed right now for $128 or something like that I believe? The price was raised that high purposefully with the intent to discourage more buyers once the download count hit 1000 because Twitter's API only allows for 1000 unique users from third party apps I believe (I may be wrong). It's stupid really, we wouldn't need third party apps if the Twitter development team stopped sitting on it's ass and developed some decent apps for all the supported OS's.

It's actually 100,000 user tokens, but yeah, even that can run out pretty quick.
With only 100,000 max twitter users developers can sell their app, you can understand why they need tbo price it highly. The problem is worse for Falcon who actually only sold about 40k of their apps. So their token quota of 100k was mainly used up by people who installed the trial, or bought and refunded but did not bother to revoke access (thus releasing their token) or pirated the app. 
3rd party devs making mobile clients made Twitter popular today, so for them to come around and stab developers in the back is rather awful.

I believe that is because if a user signs in via trial, twitter still counts it as a token used. So the devs need to save the twitter tokens for paying users. Kinda of a silly situation that twitter has created....

Well to be fair it was originally free, but due to some time of cap twitter put on, they had to make it paid. Lazyworm didn't want to make it paid, but rather had to

So much brilliant Twitter Apps on other platforms for almost nothing, so how can they ask $10? Hope this is not a trend...

Hey Guys, for information on why we are charging $10 please have a read of our post http://tweetroapp.com/tweetroplus.html.
We don't enable a trial because we can't afford to give away 'tokens' for free due to their limited supply.
P.S. for those curiuos about Metrotube for Windows 8, it's coming soon :D!