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Twitterrific: End of an Era

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Twitterrific has been discontinued.

A sentence that none of us wanted to write, but have long felt would need to be written someday. We didn’t expect to be writing it so soon, though, and certainly not without having had time to notify you that it was coming. We are sorry to say that the app’s sudden and undignified demise is due to an unannounced and undocumented policy change by an increasingly capricious Twitter – a Twitter that we no longer recognize as trustworthy nor want to work with any longer.

Since 2007, Twitterrific helped define the shape of the Twitter experience. It was the first desktop client, the first mobile client, one of the very first apps in the App Store, an Apple Design award winner, and it even helped redefine the word “tweet” in the dictionary. Ollie, Twitterrific’s bluebird mascot, was so popular it even prompted Twitter themselves to later adopt a bluebird logo of their very own. Our little app made a big dent on the world!

None of those amazing achievements would have been possible without the generous and loyal support of you, our wonderful customers and fans. Your financial support may have paid the bills, but your spiritual support enriched our souls and for that we can never thank you enough. You changed our lives forever.

But, as much as it pains us to say it, Twitterrific for iOS and macOS have now been removed from both App Stores. If you had a subscription on iOS, it will be automatically cancelled by the App Store.

Finally, if you were subscriber to Twitterrific for iOS, we would ask you to please consider not requesting a refund from Apple. The loss of ongoing, recurring revenue from Twitterrific is already going to hurt our business significantly, and any refunds will come directly out of our pockets – not Twitter’s and not Apple’s. To put it simply, thousands of refunds would be devastating to a small company like ours.

While this chapter may have ended, our story is not over. As long as we’re able, we’ll continue improving our other apps, creating new apps, doing amazing design work for our clients, and posting awesome wallpapers to Wallaroo and Patreon. Stick around!

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simon_w
513 days ago
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CDXVI - Clean

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Adventurer: I found this crusty old sword... Can you help clean it up?

Adventurer is holding up a sword covered in a green crust

Blacksmith: Well sure! Just leave it to me.

Blacksmith: All done!

The cleaned sword reads "Sword of Boogers"

Adventurer: ...Y-You keep it.

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1461 days ago
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Carcinization

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Nature abhors a vacuum and also anything that's not a crab.
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simon_w
1475 days ago
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Crabs are, after all, the ultimate form
Wellington, New Zealand
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MaryEllenCG
1473 days ago
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*attempts to become a crab*
Greater Bostonia
fancycwabs
1474 days ago
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Yep.
Nashville, Tennessee
dukeofwulf
1475 days ago
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TASTE LIKE CRAB, TALK LIKE PEOPLE
alt_text_bot
1475 days ago
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Nature abhors a vacuum and also anything that's not a crab.

Biff Tannen

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I can't help myself; now I want to read a bunch of thinkpieces from newspapers in Biff's 1985 arguing over whether the growth of the region into a corporate dystopia was inevitable.
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simon_w
1965 days ago
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I would read this book.
Wellington, New Zealand
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satadru
1963 days ago
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I don't know what to believe any more.
New York, NY
awilchak
1964 days ago
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I would pay money for this book
Brooklyn, New York
Covarr
1965 days ago
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They say that money corrupts you. But I can't really tell.
East Helena, MT
alt_text_at_your_service
1965 days ago
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I can't help myself; now I want to read a bunch of thinkpieces from newspapers in Biff's 1985 arguing over whether the growth of the region into a corporate dystopia was inevitable.
alt_text_bot
1965 days ago
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I can't help myself; now I want to read a bunch of thinkpieces from newspapers in Biff's 1985 arguing over whether the growth of the region into a corporate dystopia was inevitable.

Experience is a candle

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simon_w
2048 days ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Cramming

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simon_w
2219 days ago
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This is the sort of cramming I can get behind.
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