I think it's good to be giving users more information on what they are granting access to, but by leaving out a number of things there are misleading implications. In particular, this list does not mention that users will be granting access to all their private DMs. I also find it interesting the list mentions the ability to follow new people, but not to unfollow existing people.
Obviously it's been to everyone's benefit who has built apps that rely on OAuth up to this point that there has been specific mentioning of access to DMs as this would likely turn off a lot of people from granting access to experimental apps. The reality is that the OAuth system needs finer-grained controls. It would be good to hear if there has been any new thought on this from Twitter engineering. Otherwise, I like the new page :) @orian On Apr 28, 5:02 pm, Matt Harris <thematthar...@twitter.com> wrote: > Hey Developers, > > Some of you may have noticed already that earlier today we deployed a > redesign of the OAuth screens. > > We know both you and your users have been asking for better clarity about > what an application can see and do with an account and these screens are a > step towards doing that. > > One of the areas we wanted to improve is showing the details of your > application. If you visit the new screens you will see we've separated your > application details from the permissions that are being requested. We did > this to help users see that it is your application, not Twitter's. Remember > you can update your application details at anytime > onhttp://dev.twitter.com/apps. > > Mobile and international support has also been improved and we now use the > same rendering templates as those created for Web Intents. This ensures the > design matches the rest of #newtwitter and, more importantly, works > cross-browser, cross-platform, and multilingual. > > We hope you find the new designs more welcoming and friendly. Let us know > what you think. > > Best, > @themattharris > Developer Advocate, Twitterhttp://twitter.com/themattharris -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk