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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Twikini Will Stop Working August 31

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone Software" @ 06:30 AM

http://twitter.com/twikini/status/20843244593

If you are using Twikini for your Twitter fix on your Windows Mobile Phone, enjoy it while it lasts. Twitter has changed its authentication method to make things more secure and more trouble free for end users. All Twitter clients need to be updated to take advantage of this. Those that don't will see slowdowns beginning August 16th until August 31st, where the old method of authentication will be blocked altogether.

That's right, we got your money and don't need you anymore.

Trinket Software, the makers of Twikini, are throwing in the towel on Windows Mobile 6.x and despite collecting a good bit of revenue from users of the popular software, they will make no effort to update the client. Instead, they say it will return for Windows Phone 7 late this year.

As someone who has purchased two clients, one for my wife and one for me, I am not a happy camper. I can assure you that if they don't reverse this decision, they will never get another penny from me for any other platform. I'd sooner use the web client, which isn't too bad actually as Twitter has improved it lately, than support a developer of a recent and popular app that drops all support for a paid product. I just noticed in my Quicken records that I paid for Twikini last summer, so barely a year after using it, poof, it is gone. So are at least two of your loyal customers Trinket Software.


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