Falcon Pro for Twitter

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.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • Eric

    The rumor that existing users can’t log in is just not true. Everyone is seeing the “Twitter can’t authenticate anymore users” but they are failing to see the “Sign In” option on that same error screen in the upper right hand corner. While it’s true Twitter can’t authenticate NEW users, those that already have obtained an authorization token can still gain access if they click on the Sign In link on that very same error page in upper right hand corner.

    Also Twitter has responded to the developer and out right refused a user token increase (https://twitter.com/falcon_android/status/306340529405300736).

  • MasterMuffin

    I love how people even though you write with caps lock “***THIS APP DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE, DON’T BUY THIS!!!***”, some people still buy it and complain so only thing you can do is put the price up so much, that only an iPhone user would buy it (joke people) :D

    • Eric

      It’s like Robert said, “people can’t read”. In NYC they’ve changed the “walk” and “don’t walk” signs to a stick figure and hand sign because people obviously can’t read. :o)

      • MasterMuffin


      • Ankit

        lol :)

      • Mike Arthur

        You do know they do that because NY gets so many foreign tourist and immigrants that don’t read or write English, right?

  • Stian van der Krug

    Falcon found a way for users to create their own tokens, and get the app to work again. It was like everyone was running their own twitter app.

    And I believe the author now works for twitter?