Umm…Yeah..So if You Have A Windows Phone Don’t Log Off of Your Twitter App


According to fine folks over at The Next Web Twitter is either going through some type of change or there is a bug in the system.  Either way if you are using a 3rd party app on your Windows Phone and you log off there is a good chance you will not be able to log back on.

I don’t really understand the tech part of it completely but here is how they describe the problem.

Information is still trickling out, and discussions with Twitter staffers are ongoing, but it appears that the Hammock Library, used by a great host of Twitter clients, has gone wonky. This is disrupting all apps that use Hammock. Exactly what Twitter changed, and if it was a deliberate feature change with unintended consequences, or just a mistake, is not known at this time.

This sort of flub however is always harder to deal with over the holidays, as many key people are all but impossible to reach.

WPCentral, speaking for the larger Windows Phone developer community adds that “Hammock is a big library, and it’s used by probably the most popular Twitter integration library for Windows Phone: Tweetsharp. I am a huge fan of Tweetsharp, it’s one of the easiest libraries I’ve ever had the pleasure of utilising in any software.” That’s why this has hit the Windows Phone community harder than others.

Got it? Yeah me neither. Bottom line here is you know this “bug” is not going to get fixed over the holiday weekend right?  So stay logged onto your Twitter app and we will all have a Merry Christmas.

Via: The Next Web