End of an Era

After 11 years on the App store, 12 versions released, 5k downloads, countless Tweets made through it, my GAA Scoreboard app is no more.

I got a number of e-mails last week reporting it wasn’t working anymore and when I checked the Twitter Developer dashboard, there was a message saying that the Twitter app I’d set up had been suspended. The message simply said:

This App has violated Twitter Rules and policies. As a result, it can no longer be accessed. For assistance, submit a support ticket.

No details on what rule and/or policy had been violated so I had a look at how to submit a support ticket…and there doesn’t actually seem to be a way to do that (for free accounts at least).

My best guess is that the API it is using is no longer supported properly and I’d need to update to the v2 API. Given the small number of downloads the app has had over the last couple of years, I’ve decided to retire it rather than spend any more time on it. There’s a few alternatives out there anyway so I don’t think my app will be missed.

Still, it’s somewhat annoying there isn’t a way to sort this easily given it was adding value to Twitter. C’est la vie under the new management.

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