Another one bites the dust due to Twitter’s User Token API limits.
MetroTwit has not actually hit that API limit yet but the developers have decided to pull MetroTwit now so that current users will not have any issues continuing to use the apps.
Due to the “access token limit” imposed by Twitter since August 2012, we are preemptively sunsetting MetroTwit due to technical limitations of Twitter’s API which may prevent existing users from accessing the app after the limit has been crossed. If you’re a current MetroTwit user, we apologise for the inconvenience but don’t worry, the apps you love to use will continue to work. However, we will not be supporting the app or releasing any major new features and updates.
It is great the apps will still work but no support or updates mean that if Twitter ever changes their API in the future that could cause these apps to stop working and if you are a user then you will be stuck with a non-functioning Twitter program.
Such a shame that third party devs, who really helped Twitter grow in those early days, get kicked to the curb due to these imposed limits.
Situations like this also cause me concern for the popular Tweetium app that I and many others are now using with Twitter. Its developer, Brandon Paddock, offers a Pro subscription that should keep the app actively developed even if the User Token limit is hit in Twitter’s API but situations like this just make me wonder if it is even possible to keep a third party app up and running once that limit is reached.
I guess time will tell.
See ya later MetroTwit.