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Sam Ayres@sam_ayres · Web developer
Twitter's attitude towards devs needs to be updated before their documentation. 👍
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Ev@famouslabs · Born maker.
@sam_ayres absolutely agree. Well said m8 👏
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Max Savin@msavin · Dreamer, Designer, and Developer
I'd love to build on top of Twitter, but in my experience, and reading from others, Twitter tends to be hostile to developers. The key example is Meerkat. Has anything been done to improve the developer experience from this perspective?
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Andrei Oprisan@andreioprisan · VP Technology at Liberty Mutual
@msavin This. I will never again build an app on top of Twitter because they're simply hostile at every turn, and IMO the main reason why they're in a downturn. Facebook is much more consistent and provides more valuable data. Here's a good discussion thread on Inbound.org on the state of their product and if you could change it, what that would look like: https://inbound.org/discuss/if-t...
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Tyler Hayes@thetylerhayes · Bebo
@msavin Meerkat is not an example of hostility. They clearly and consciously violated a ton of Twitter's terms. Nothing about what happened with Meerkat was unfair. I've had a great experience working with + on Twitter building both Disqus and Blab.
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Prince Bhojwani@princebhojwani · Founder @ Bubcart
@msavin Same. Stocktwits is another one (cashtag) I can think of
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Jon BulavaMaker@jbulava · Managing Editor/Developer Success/Twitch
@msavin From an inside perspective, I can tell you that we have worked really hard to make developers successful. There are thousands of developers doing amazing things; from businesses that rely heavily on data (https://partners.twitter.com/en/...) to early warning systems such the flooding dashboard and accounts created by the USGS (https://twitter.com/usgs_texasflood). So it is quite unfortunate when people look at one or two of all those developers – products like Meerkat and Politwoops who were in clear violation of our developer policies – and come to the conclusion that they shouldn't build on the platform themselves. Use the APIs, don't be shady, make a great product.
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Mubashar IqbalPro@mubashariqbal · 2016 Maker of the Year. Indie Hacker.
Great that they are fixing their website, but until they fix their horrible policies and procedures, I won't be building anything on their API.
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@mubashariqbal do you specific complaints?
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Andrei Oprisan@andreioprisan · VP Technology at Liberty Mutual
@chrismessina @mubashariqbal A good example is Twitter killing the Social Sharing API, the day after Dorsey was appointed CEO and said he wanted to help improve developer relations. So, either management has been lying or they can't get their act together. Either way, a dying platform with many other interesting alternatives out there.
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@andreioprisan @mubashariqbal well, there's the issue of Twitter making a money and being a business... can't you get access to the data via Gnip? Or are you miffed about having to pay for it?
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Andrei Oprisan@andreioprisan · VP Technology at Liberty Mutual
@chrismessina @mubashariqbal that data should be free via their API's, they can still have their instance API throttles buy should offer the option to pay to increase that capacity, like the 1/10 or firehose access.
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Max Savin@msavin · Dreamer, Designer, and Developer
@chrismessina these comments read super fanboy-ish.. everyone knows Twitter has terrible developer relations.
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Jon BulavaMaker@jbulava · Managing Editor/Developer Success/Twitch
We hope you're excited about this new direction as much as us! If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the new experience, we highly encourage reaching out to us via @TwitterDev or our new feedback category on the forum: https://twittercommunity.com/c/dtc
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@jbulava what were some of your goals and inspiration for these changes? Top three things we should check out?
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Alain Ekambi@ekambos · Founder @ahomeit
@jbulava Do you guyz support Oauth2 yet ?
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Andrei Oprisan@andreioprisan · VP Technology at Liberty Mutual
@ekambos @jbulava looks like still only OAuth 1.0A
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Alain Ekambi@ekambos · Founder @ahomeit
@andreioprisan @jbulava So no reason for me to build anything on top of Twitter.
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Elon D. Rubin, Esq.@elonrubin · iOS Engineer, Untied Technologies
@jbulava not withstanding all of the developments and Twitter and vine today, why can you still not edit a tweet? I've been tweeting at Twitter for years about this. It's mind boggling that you cannot edit. A majority of dau is mobile. Mobile typing is prone to errors. What's the justification?
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Stefan@eindbaas
Would be nicer if they actually opened up all features like polls instead of hiding behind it being "beta".