Support for other social networks

Asked by Matthew Gregg

With the recent news that Twitter is limiting 3rd party clients,, I was wondering if you had any plans to support other social networks, like or

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Conscious User (conscioususer) said :

I would like to have support for other microblogging services, but I will only think about this after Twitter support is complete. I don't see anything in the upcoming API changes that is particularly worrying.

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Matthew Gregg (mcg) said :

These seem troubling to me....

"Nearly eighteen months ago, we gave developers guidance that they should not build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. And to reiterate what I wrote in my last post, that guidance continues to apply today."

And... not that you have 100K users, or maybe you do :-) but you may grow twice the number of users.... " Applications that serve a large number of users—more than 100,000 for new applications, and twice their current user count for existing applications—will now need to ask Twitter for its blessing to continue adding new users."

Thanks for responding. I may no longer be able to support what Twitter is doing and as a concequence not be able to use Polly anymore.

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Conscious User (conscioususer) said :

My point is that there isn't really a choice here. Twitter will either shut down Polly, in which case I will be forced to support another service or abandon the project, or will give permission, in which case everything continues as it is.

Until one of those happens, I won't work on supporting other services because I work slowly and this will result in a long time of half-baked support for both Twitter and other services, which is bad for users.