This week, Twitter begins to shut down its older APIs. They’ve been warning about this for months, and the day is finally here.
The good news is, as Gina described the other day, the new Twitter updates make ThinkUp simpler and more efficient at a technical level, and actually remove some limitations and constraints on the kind of data the app can collect and analyze.
The only downside is that there are significant changes involved to the way ThinkUp talks to Twitter. so everybody has to upgrade ThinkUp for it to keep working with Twitter accounts.
The time to do it is now! If you’re on any recent version of ThinkUp, you can just click on “Upgrade ThinkUp” at the top of your ThinkUp dashboard and you’ll be all set. (If you have any problems, take a look at the documentation for troubleshooting ThinkUp upgrades.)
If you’re geeky, or interested in the future of where ThinkUp’s going, or just excited to try out a bunch of new features and don’t mind a few bugs, you can upgrade to the ThinkUp 2.0 beta. Here’s how to do it:
- Existing users can simply go to Settings > Application and check “Enable beta upgrades” before clicking on “Upgrade ThinkUp” at the top of the screen to jump to the 2.0 beta.
- If you’re a new user, or want to upgrade to the ThinkUp 2.0 beta manually, you can download ThinkUp 2.0 beta 4 as a zip file.
- To see what’s new in ThinkUp 1.3 and ThinkUp 2.0 beta 4, you can read the changelog. (Spoilers: The biggest fix is compliance with the new Twitter API.)
We are really hard at work on getting ThinkUp 2.0 polished and ready for everyone to try, so your bug reports and testing are critically important — thanks for helping out!
Oh, and as we hinted, following this release we’re getting ready for launching one of the biggest and best new ThinkUp features ever. Get onto one of the latest versions of ThinkUp so that you can be ready to try it out as soon as the new version is available!