Unfortunately Falcon Pro quickly reached Twitter’s 100,000 token limit not long after it was released, rendering the app unusable for new or returning users. In an attempt to deter new users from downloading Falcon Pro and complaining that it won’t work, developer Joaquim Vergès has upped the price to a wallet draining $132.13.
There’s always the risk that some poor fellow might actually buy the app, if they have more money than sense; wrongly assuming that they are buying access. As fair warning the developer has put up a notice in the Google Store description stressing that you should not buy the app. So let’s hope that everyone can read.
If you have previously paid for Falcon Pro you can still download it again through Google Play without charge, although you might not be able to log in.
As well as upping the price, Vergès has also launched a petition to have Twitter raise the token limit, but I suspect that it will fall on deaf ears. Many people have complained to Twitter about this policy – which seems to be aimed at directing traffic through official apps and web pages to protect advertising revenue – in the past, but so far Twitter has refused to budge. But that certainly shouldn’t stop you from signing it.
If you’re not using Falcon Pro any more, Vergès also asks that you’d kindly release your token from your Twitter settings so that other users can make use of the app.
It’s a bit of a sad story, considering Falcon Pro offers users a vastly superior experience over the standard Twitter app. Hopefully we’ll see this problem resolved in favor of Falcon Pro some time soon, but I have my doubts.