Adventures with Twitter…
It's all been fun and games in the indie developer scene.. Back in December I started to write an enhanced customisable Twitter client using Sveltekit and Flutter - then in the first week of the new year the Twitter Team updated their T&Cs and blocked key client apps from using their APIs..
I pivoted from my client to work on a content creator gateway - enabling a new way to interact, monetise and distribute media based content across key social networks to help grow and engage your community across the networks with an integrated analytical platform.. but again it looks as if I'll have to pivot with Twitter removing it's free API access to a billable service which is to be announced next weeks with rumours of it's initial cost around 100usd/month.
I originally chose twitter as the initial base with the announcement that twitter would become the "everything app" and help to enable developers to build an ecosystem of interconnected apps but it seems with the cutbacks and recent action by the company that they are actively unintentionally pushed away their developer community causing more conflict than help to grow a developer community to help grow and make the company more successful. With that said I'm watching this space closely and we'll see what the future plans are twitter are and the dev direction I'll be following.. Expect more Oracle Enterprise posts in the coming weeks :)