Dear Twitter crew,
I’ve been playing with the API for a while, but I’m going to be more and more frustrated. Let me explain :
You never explain your choices. Are we so dumb we can’t understand them ?
For a resource available in the 1.0 API and not in the new 1.1 , you never explain why it a been removed (technical issues, similar or more powerful resource is coming, a strict choice, other…)
Why is it so complicated to let us know, resource by resource, when a 1.0 will not be available ?
I can’t imagine you don’t have internal road-maps for the API migration with detailed information ; why don’t you share them whith us ?
Some official clients like the web version of TweetDeck still use the 1.0 API. Why ?
Let’s take an example :
I used to use the /statuses/retweets_of_me resource. It’s no more available in the 1.1 API. But we don’t know why ? You even don’t let us know if something similar or more powerful is coming…
Another example :
Even if it has never been documented, I know that some of us used to use the related_status resource for dealing with conversations. If it’s not available in 1.1 and when the 1.0 will cease to work, the only work-around will be the use the 1.1 statuses/show resource, but for large conversations, many calls to this resource will be needed. It seems to be incoherent whit the new Limit Policy, as I thought it has been think to avoid too many requests on your servers
So, I’m a little frustrated. If you don’t want us to use your API, just close it !
PS: sorry for my bad English (I’m french), hope you’ll understand.