Developers have been working since June to figure out what a Twitter API restriction could look like. Now, with clearer guidelines, the floodgates have opened, and with Twitter’s announcement on Thursday afternoon came a deluge of reactions to the news. And of course, developers posted their reactions to Twitter.
Here are a variety of reactions and comments as expressed on Thursday, from many people who seem to think Twitter’s news will dramatically change the web’s landscape:
Instapaper founder Marco Arment:
I suspect that I’ll have to remove Twitter from most of Instapaper’s “Liked By Friends” functionality.
— Marco Arment (@marcoarment) August 16, 2012
Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber:
From new Twitter Display Guidelines: “No other social or 3rd party actions may be attached to a Tweet.”“Send to Instapaper” not allowed?
— John Gruber (@gruber) August 16, 2012
Bottlenose CEO’s Nova Spivack:
I wonder what the level of outrage around these Twitter API changes will be? Twitter just declared war on all consumer uses of their API.
— Nova Spivack (@novaspivack) August 16, 2012
YouTube‘s Hunter Walk:
Regardless agree/disagree w new
@twitter API requirements I’m glad they ripped band aid off, gave clear guidance to devs
— Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) August 16, 2012
Tweetbot‘s Paul Haddad:
The sky is not falling, I’d obviously prefer that there wasn’t any cap, but the current cap is pretty huge and we aren’t going anywhere.
— Paul Haddad (@tapbot_paul) August 16, 2012
ThinkUp‘s Gina Trapani:
— Gina Trapani (@ginatrapani) August 16, 2012
Box.net‘s CEO Aaron Levie:
Twitter’s API has more rules than North Korea.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) August 16, 2012