“Twit Cleaner, a popular web app used by hundreds of thousands to clear deadwood from their Twitter accounts, is the latest victim of Twitter’s controversial API changes, as the site’s sole proprietor, Si Dawson tells me: “It’s simply technically impossible for me to continue.”
Si Dawson, founder and sole coder at Twit Cleaner put the lesson in a pithy way to McNamara: “Being a share-cropper (building something on someone else’s platform) is a fool’s paradise. Fun while it lasts, but ultimately doomed.”
“Popular news aggregation app Feedly thinks it has a solution, though — it’s been working on a project that clones the Google Reader API, and says that users will see a “seamless transition” once Reader shuts down.”
Feedly calls the clone Normandy, and has it running on the Google App Engine. If you’re using Feedly, you’re all set; the transition will be seamless.