A great decision - third-party social networks don’t belong in the OS.
Agree, Apple finally moving the right way.
I used twitter for a bit close to 10 years ago, but over the last few years especially, I almost never look at it. I never got into facebook and always felt like integration into the OS was an odd idea. Glad that it’s gone.
This an interesting move. I wonder what will happen to apps that currently has the system integration that allows the developer to gain access to a Twitter/Facebook profile through a system prompt?
They will move to the API that has existed since iOS 8 which allows credentials(?) sharing
I can imagine existing credentials to stick around for a while, retrievable through a deprecated API.
This is mostly is the deep integration into the OS, with every app, etc.
As the linked article states, iOS has a model of “sharing extensions” now, so the special treatment of twitter in the photo app is not necessary anymore, the relevant apps can just register themselves for that service.
Doubling down on Ping, eh?
As an avid IOS user, this is great news for me. I won’t use the Failbook client (check the website very infrequently) and vastly prefer third party Twitter client awesomeness like Tweetbot to the anemic offering Twitter gives you by default. Having the OS constantly try to force me to login to the craptastic Twitter client has been nothing but an annoying drag.
it seems people are mostly approving of this move but for me this seems to be a UX step backwards. I always enjoyed having the native integration as it helps with oauth logins. Is this convenience factor really that inconsequential?