Hey guys, I'm not sure if it would be useful or not - but some 3rd party apps are unaffected, and some are.
For me, I can get 60 - 100 requests out before the API stops responding for an hour or so. (I've not measured the hour - it might be a bit shorter or longer). The 60 - 100 calls are made with a whitelisted account (but not IP) using John Nunemaker's twitter gem (newest version) over standard auth. After things stop working, I can't do a curl request from the same server. I can do curl requests from other servers using the same account though. But if I do 60 - 100 requests from the other server, the API stops responding to that server too. If others are interested in seeing if there's some kind of pattern here, please post how you're making requests to the API. I'd be especially interested in hearing from people that aren't having problems. Tim.