Twitter has been planning toÂ change the way users can authenticate themselves via applications for some time now, and the deadline for the change over has finally come today.
OAuth is an authentication protocol that allows users to approve application to act on their behalf without sharing their password. It replaces basic authentication, which today will stop working.
Unfortunately this means applications which have not been updated to the new method also stop working, including earlierÂ announced Twikini, which did not have the resources to update the software and subsequently shut down, and now also it appears HTC Peep.
Of course HTC is not particularly short of a the resources to pay a developer or two to update their software stack, but the question remains whether they will in fact release a patch to fix this predictable issue, which has been nearly a year in coming.
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Edit: Â HTC now reports the issue has been fixed by Twitter, but one wonders for how long Twitter will allow the legacy system to remain in place.