Falcon Pro assumes reasonable price in Google Play after Twitter token debacle
Feb 27, 2013 9:04 PM –
If you’ve been following the controversy headlines there’s a certain popular and good Twitter app for Android, Falcon Pro, then you’ll know the developer Joaquim Vergès was faced with a hard decision to raise the price of the app from a buck to a ridiculous $132 to deter new users from buying his awesome app. Whaaa you say… you see Twitter implemented a 100k user token limit per third party client, they say this eliminates one party from being the dominate app. I say it’s limiting innovation as third party developers have always made better Twitter apps than Twitter.
Anywho, the app is back in Google Play for bumped price of 1.49€ (~$1.96). This comes at a cost to existing users, because downloading the update will prompt you to login into Twitter again, reading positions will be lost but all settings retained. This solution, however, is just a band-aid for the bigger problem as it forces inactive users, refunders and those that pirated the app out while making space for legitimate purchases.
The ceiling most likely will be met again and the developer is asking to help in his online petition to urge Twitter to increase his token limit. Recently they contacted Joaquim and stated they will not because his app doesn’t offer new features than their app. You can support the petition here and/or free up your unused token via Twitter on the web.