A bit of bad news has arrived for those using the Tweet Lanes Twitter app on Android — it is going away. Well, not exactly going away, but moving forward — active development will be stopped. The details come from app developer Chris Lacy, who noted that moving forward he “won’t be actively developing Tweet Lanes.” The reason for stopping is due to the 100,000 user token limit that is now being enforced by Twitter. Lacy went on to say that;
“The cold hard reality is that with this immovable, 100,000 user ceiling, my plans for growing and eventually monetizing the app are no longer feasible.”
Anyway, while we may not see any new features from the app (which Lacy teasers as being cool UX ideas especially in the tablet space, there may be some future updates in the form of bug fixes. Otherwise, for those holding out hope that the developer may change his mind, well, there was mention of a “Tweet Lanes Pro” application.
“For what it’s worth, I have given serious consideration to creating and selling a new ‘Tweet Lanes Pro’ application. If I ever reached the 100k user limit for such an application, that would clearly be well worth my time, and I could do whatever I saw fit in creating that app with regards to Twitter’s requirements. I am however, very hesitant about pursuing this course of action, as it seems like a bit of a slap in the face to the people who helped me promote the app via ‘free for life’, even if this circumstance was brought about by factors outside of my control.”
Free for life or not, I for one would not mind paying for a pro version of Tweet Lanes. Even if that pro version was nothing more than a rebranded version of the currently available app. I have to say, I like Tweet Lanes, and while I also use the official Twitter app — both Tweet Lanes and the official Twitter app sit side by side in the dock of my Nexus 7. So how about it Chris, offer a pro app.
Via [Chris Lacy on Google+]
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