Our product is in danger of suffering the same fate.  I have posted to this 
group a couple of times today hoping to get a response from twitter regarding 
the future of DM's but haven't got a response yet.  I can only imagine they are 
trying to get through all of the emails requesting the same information.  Out 
experience is that twitter has been very helpful and want to help developers 
but they will probably continue to evaluate needs on a case by case basis.  
There have been many people asking the same question so hopefully we will see a 
response soon.

Trevor Dean | Director
big time design & communication Inc. 
647 234 8198

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On 2011-02-12, at 12:49 AM, pl <plot.l...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've just been reading the messages on here wabout the whitelisting
> changes, rate limits, streaming API etc and can only come to the
> conclusion that the application we were just about to launch to our
> users is going to have to be cancelled.
> 
> It's a simple application that uses DM to send notifications to users
> based on real time events - these events being a purchase from their
> hosted web store. It was only aimed a low-volume merchants, but even
> if they each only have one transaction a day (and they get more than
> that) then we would run out of the 250 message limit.
> 
> This decision to not entertain any form of whitelisting in the future
> seems to me like it is going to impact a lot of developers. This is
> not something we can use the streaming API for as we only send
> messages, which the streaming API can not do. So we are stuck with
> REST, and therefore stuck with an enforced extremely low limit on
> messages.
> 
> As a direct result of this, we now have to cancel the launch of this
> application. It was something that a couple of merchants had requestes
> and we had said we would look into it. Up until recently it certainly
> looked like an option we could give them, but now we are going to have
> to go to them and say that it's actually no longer possible to send
> them messages on twitter, and see if they have any other platform they
> would prefer us to us instead.
> 
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to a way that it might be possible
> to actually launch this app - it's something that our customers
> requested, and it makes us look bad that we are going to have to say
> 'sorry, not possible to send mesasges to you on your preferred
> messaging platform...'
> 
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