Twitter API Changes for August 16th

As you may have heard, Twitter has announced API changes for August 16, 2018 that will affect third party Twitter apps. Sadly, these changes will result in the loss of some functionality in many third party Twitter apps. This post explains in detail how Twitter's upcoming changes will affect Tweetlogix.

Twitter Shutting Down Streaming APIs

Twitter has announced that their streaming APIs will be shutting down beginning on August 16th, 2018. For Tweetlogix, this means that the app will no longer be able to support Wi-Fi Streaming Refresh after that date. You will still be able to use pull-down and auto refresh, but real-time streaming will unfortunately no longer be possible.

Twitter will be gradually shutting down their streaming APIs over a week period from August 16th to August 23rd. During the shutdown period, Tweetlogix should automatically revert back to manual pull-down refresh if it is unable to connect to the Twitter stream. We will release another update shortly after the shutdown to remove settings in Tweetlogix related to Wi-Fi Streaming Refresh.

Unfortunately, Twitter is not offering an alternative API suitable for implementing real-time streaming in client apps. Although Twitter has recently introduced a new Account Activity API providing some access to real-time data, this API does not offer the functionality needed to replace Twitter's deprecated user streams API for client apps.

As mentioned above, you will  still be able to use Tweetlogix Auto Refresh (Settings > Refresh > Auto Refresh) after August 23rd. This feature enables Tweetlogix to refresh as often as every two minutes while the app is open.

Twitter Changing to new Direct Message API

Twitter has also announced that they will be changing to a new Direct Message API and will be shutting down their legacy Direct Message API endpoints beginning on August 16th, 2018.

Support for Twitter's new Direct Message API is included in the Tweetlogix 2.15 update, which is available now in the App Store. Please be sure to upgrade to Tweetlogix 2.15 to ensure that direct messages continue to refresh in Tweetlogix.

The changes for Twitter's new Direct Message API are mostly transparent to users, with two exceptions:

  • Twitter's new Direct Message API is slower to deliver new direct messages than the legacy API endpoints that it replaces, with delays delivering direct messages of one minute or more.
  • Twitter's new Direct Message API can only supply direct messages sent or received within the past 30 days. Tweetlogix will continue to cache older direct messages in the app, but if you clear your Tweetlogix cache then only messages within 30 days will be retrieved from Twitter.

Tweetlogix 2.15 Available in App Store

Tweetlogix 2.15 is available now in the App Store. This update includes support for Twitter's new Direct Message API.

  • Support for Twitter's new Direct Message API
  • Auto Refresh now supports refreshing as often as every two minutes (see Settings > Refresh > Auto Refresh)
  • Fixed problem recovering from network connection failures

Note that Twitter has announced plans to shutdown their legacy Direct Message API endpoints on August 16, 2018. Please be sure to install this update by August 16th, otherwise direct messages will not refresh.

The transition to Twitter's new Direct Message API should be mostly transparent, except that Twitter's new API is slower to deliver new direct messages and is limited to messages sent or received within the past 30 days. For more detail, see our blog post Twitter API Changes for August 16th.

Twitter has also announced plans to shutdown their streaming APIs on August 16, 2018. Our blog post Twitter API Changes for August 16th also explains how this change will affect Tweetlogix.

Paperlogix 1.3 Available in App Store

Paperlogix 1.3 is available now in the App Store. This update introduces several improvements for automation and text rules in Paperlogix Pro.

New Features

  • Text Rules now support a Contains All/Any option for matching keywords and phrases (Pro)
  • New Recognize Text automation action, enabling you to invoke text recognition from any workflow or rule (Pro)
  • Support for reordering rules, enabling you full control of their execution order (Pro)
  • All rules now support an optional descriptive name to help you better organize your rules (Pro)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue reordering workflows and actions
  • Fixed possible crash when deleting a rule

Thanks to everyone for your feedback and suggestions. If you could take the time to rate or review Paperlogix in the App Store, we would greatly appreciate it.

 

Text Rule in Paperlogix 1.3

Tweetlogix 2.14.1 Available in App Store

Tweetlogix 2.14.1 is available now in the App Store. This is a small update to fix a problem causing "Could not authenticate" and other related errors with iOS 10.

If you are using iOS 10, the app will automatically clear its cache after installing this update. This is a one-time step needed to correct invalid data stored in the app's cache files.

Thanks very much to everyone who reported this issue.

Twitter "Could not authenticate you" Error

Update (5/29/2018): Over the past several days, some users have reported Could not authenticate and other errors in Tweetlogix. The problem has turned out to be an issue with the app related to the way it saves and restores tweets. This issue affects users of iOS 10 and earlier and is unrelated to the recent Tweetlogix 2.14 update. We're planning to submit an update soon to resolve the issue for iOS 10 users.

For now, a possible workaround is to upgrade your device to iOS 11, however you will need to clear your Tweetlogix Cache (in Tweetlogix Settings) after upgrading.

Sorry about this problem. Thanks to everyone who reported the issue and provided details that helped diagnose it.

Tweetlogix 2.14 Available in App Store

Tweetlogix 2.14 is available now in the App Store. Here's what's new:

  • Support for viewing web-based Twitter video
  • Added long-tap actions for Twitter cashtag (finance symbol) links
  • Fixed possible problem sharing links to tweets

Thanks to everyone for your feedback and suggestions. If you could take the time to rate or review Tweetlogix in the App Store, we would greatly appreciate it.