Making Twitter post to App.Net

AHHHHHH!Steve Streza: “Today I shipped the first alpha of Apparchy, which turns Twitter’s official iOS apps into clients. You sign up for a free account on, add your account, and then log into the Twitter app with your Apparchy username and password. Then, the Twitter app will start loading data from through the Apparchy API.”

This is a nifty trick. A very appropriate hack for a hackathon. Steve has made Twitter’s own client post to It’s not as difficult as one might think because of a legacy feature remaining in the official Twitter for iOS, and I believe Twitter for Mac, clients.

It’s interesting to note that Twitter has allowed Twitter for Mac to die. If this works with the Mac client it just breathed new life into an otherwise dead piece of software. Well done.

The big question is, when will Twitter shut this down? One week, two? It won’t take long before we see a new drop of Twitter for iOS in the App Store with this feature removed.

It’ll be interesting to see if they ship another release of Twitter for Mac just to turn this off.

Until then, enjoy!

P.S. – Does this mean Twitter’s official client is breaking the Display Requirements?

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer