As the above articles describe, Twitter have recently begun enforcing a maximum number of accounts that 3rd party clients such as ourselves are able to serve. Tweetro recently hit this limit and can no longer be distributed.
In an effort to continue providing this service, we've opted to pull Tweetro from the store and relaunch it as a paid app (Tweetro+).
Had these restrictions not been imposed on us, we'd be more than happy to continue distributing the app freely as the exposure we've received from doing so has been amazing. Unfortunately, the circumstances have forced us to put a price tag on it to justify ongoing development. Of course, these restrictions also apply to Tweetro+ meaning we'll only ever be able to distribute it to a limited number of people.
We truly apologize for the inconvenience and hope you'll continue supporting us as we strive to deliver the best possible Twitter experience on Windows 8.
If you have any further questions or comments, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via @tweetroapp or email.
COMMON QUESTIONS & COMMENTS
WHAT IF TWEETRO+ HITS THE 100K LIMIT? WILL IT STOP WORKING!?
Tweetro+ will continue working for all paid users who have already been issued 'tokens' for the accounts they have set up within the app. If Tweetro+ ends up hitting the 100K limit, we won't be able to continue distributing it but existing users can continue using it provided Twitter don't make any further amendments to their rules.
YOU GREEDY SONS OF BITC**S.. 100K x $9.99.. THAT'S LIKE 1 MILLION $$!?
There are a few things missing in this equation. Tweetro+ supports multiple accounts and each 'token' = 1 account. For $9.99 you get two accounts and up to 5 via a much smaller $2.99 in-app purchase. This leaves us with a possible 20K-50K tokens to distribute. On top of this, Microsoft will be taking up to 30% of our revenue... Sure, if we sell every copy it could equate to a few hundred grand but software isn't cheap! In reality, we're barely covering our costs considering the project has taken us nearly 8 months to date and we plan to continue supporting it in the future. Here is a great article by 'The Next Web' breaking down our pricing logic.
WHY NOT JUST THROW IN SOME ADS AND KEEP IT FREE!?
That is an option. Despite the fact that we don't believe it would be financially viable to go down this path, even if it was we would not do it. Lazyworm Apps is all about building the best possible experiences, we despise ads with a passion and will do everything in our power to avoid them. NOTHING is free, it just depends on what you are willing to compromise.
CAN I INSTALL TWEETRO+ ON MULTIPLE MACHINES?
Tweetro+ 'roams' all of your settings and that includes your tokens. You don't have to pay for multiple installs if you've activated your machine with the same LiveID you used to buy the app. It'll work on your desktop, your Surface and your laptop plus it'll save some things for you so you don't have to keep setting it up!
WILL YOU CONTINUE SUPPORTING THE APP AFTER I BUY IT?
Absolutely, we'll continue supporting the app for as long as we possibly can. We can't guarantee that we'll support it forever (especially considering Twitter's position towards developers like us) but we'll do everything in our power to ensure that you get your money's worth and are happy with the service we provide.