Tweetro+ now available for Windows 8 RT
We recently mentioned Tweetro, the new Windows 8 Twitter app for two reasons -- (1) we had a video tour at BUILD and (2) the app had to be pulled due to it being too popular. That latter part has to do with Twitter's new API changes and limits on how many people can use a third-party Twitter app. Needless to say, it's putting the crunch on Twitter devs. And it means they'll likely have to charge a pretty penny for their wares. Yes, Tweetro is back. But it'll cost you.
The developers behind Tweetro aka LazyWorm Apps (who also make MetroTube for your Windows Phone and yes, that's coming to Windows 8 too), have now released Tweetro+ with an introductory price of $9.99. It will jump to $12.99 in two-weeks, so you may want to get it now...
The question is, why pay for a Twitter app? Well, to be honest it is becoming necessary. Devs need to eat and Twitter is basically forcing their hand on this issue. If it makes you feel better, the most poplar Twitter app on OSX (Tweetbot) fetches for $20, so $9.99 is competitively price--relatively speaking. Of course even the popular MetroTwit has a Plus version that goes for $15.60 though there are cheaper alternatives out there, like Liquid Daffodil's Cowlick and glƏƏk! for Windows 8 which are both under $5 (and highly rated).
Personally, we like quite a few out there but we will say that Tweetro functions well and is quite stable on our Windows 8 tablet. If you like the company and their client, you'll have to decide if it's worth it. We're okay with it and as you can tell, we bought the app.
You can pick up Tweetro+ here (opens in new tab) in the Windows 8 Store.
Speaking of tablets, we'll have something on that Acer Iconia W510 and how it compares to the Surface RT later this week. The answer may surprise you.
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Even more when you consider that the minimum salary is usally 62MXN a day (around 5 dolars @_@).
The app is nice but not 10$ nice.
I am in for the purchase as email and twitter are my mainly used apps for info.
RE: TweeTRO+ and pricing: The free Twitter apps in the Windows 8 Store are worth their price, and the paid Twitter apps are worth theirs. Pricing is always subjective and developers just "guess" at a reasonable cost, based on what they know. TweeTRO+, although not my personal choice, is WAY better than any of the free apps, and most folks will never miss the few extra dollars to support good developers, and the folks at Lazy Worm do great work.
By supporting good developers (meaning paying a few extra dollars, working with support instead of just leaving crappy reviews, etc.) ultimately will greatly benefit the USERS. The idea situation is to have a Store with far fewer apps, but of good to great quality. This can't happen unless users stop thinking a Red Bull is worth the money, but not a decent app.
RE: Twitter: Twitter really is the problem. This sounds over-simplified, but it's the truth. Twitter has "used" developers for years to increase the popularity of their product, and is now alienating them for various reasons. Twitter no longer sees developers as "partners". Since Twitter is a business, they're allowed to do this, but ultimately this is "bad business", and without developer support, no software product, operating system, or technology initiative can succeed.
Summary: If you can afford it, by TweeTRO+. If you need to have "5 years" of service for $10, you need to re-evaluate your system of values. If there are other apps you like, buy them. If you want to see improvements, email the developers and work with them. Good ones will give you what they want. Bad ones will go away. Everyone will win.
I'm bored of listening to me now. :)
If we were not restricted, we'd still be giving the app away for free.
All the answers can be found here: http://tweetroapp.com/tweetroplus.html
you say if you reach the token limit you will no longer be able to distribute it, however existing costumers will be able to continue to use it. if you can no longer distribute, will it be available for download at a later date if a current token holder needs to install it again on a rebuilt computer or new tablet, etc?
I think a good developer can price its apps as high as he wants, it is his job. Im sure no one wants to sell their work for a cheap price... am i wrong???
And this is about quality apps, support and the best of a plataform, you get updates after pay for it, so no problem for me here.