Last December, Twitter announced it would be deprecating access for app developers to its site stream, user stream and some direct messaging features. Twitter’s API platform updates are rolling out this week, impacting the functionality of apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific.
Without the ability to connect to streams in real time, Twitter timelines displayed over WiFi in both Tweetbot and Twitterrific will now be refreshed every one to two minutes, reports MacRumors.com. Push notifications for direct messages and mentions are also delayed in Tweetbot, while push notifications for likes, retweets, follows and quotes — along with the Activity and Stats tabs — are no longer part of the app.
Taproot, the developer behind Tweetbot, told MacRumors.com it is looking into options for bringing back some of the push notifications. It also gave the following comment on the changes: