Frank- Correct me if I'm wrong, but the applications won't quit working altogether. You'll get a 403 error when trying to access DMs through the API. Everything else should work as normal.
Has there been a better official answer if this affects Twitter's own apps other than this: > > Will Twitter's own applications also go through the OAuth web flow? > We’re taking this step to give more clarity and control to users about > the access a third-party application has to their account. The way > users interact with Twitter’s clients is not expected to change. > > Applications who wish to access a user’s DMs will need to update their > application permission and incorporate the OAuth web flow if they > don’t already. If an application does not need access to DMs it will > not need to make any changes. > Which doesn't quite answer my question or the one it's supposed to. cheers damonp On Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 4:58 PM, Frank Ash wrote: > I'll give an example for people using multiple accounts. From a customer > point of view. I have 12 Twitter accounts, and I use 3 separate clients for > different things. When this comes out I will have to re-authorize 36 times > over these 3 apps alone. And they won't work until I do. If I was a normal > user and didnt hear about the change, what am I going to think about this? I > can already tell you I don't want to do it, and its gonna take a lot of time > just to get these apps working again. That is for a power user though. Now > someone like my mom who uses tweetdeck just to follow celebrities, she will > have no clue what happened or why its not working and will be weary when > tweetdeck asks her to confirm a new permissions scheme and wonder why they > want her info again. Just step back and look at it for what it is and how > people will react. We all know what's going to happen. > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk > -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: https://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: https://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/twitter-development-talk