There are a bevy of Twitter clients available on Android, but Flamingo is one of the most popular. Over the weekend, Flamingo shut down for what appears to be for good.
Twitter continues to get updates, but not everyone enjoys the mobile app experience. With Twitter clients, users of the social network have been able to tweet and view their feed from any of the many Twitter client apps that exist on Android. Flamingo is one of the biggest names, and in surprising news, the app is no longer on Google’s Play Store.
The developer behind Flamingo, Sam Ruston, posted about the news using his Twitter account confirming the discontinuation of the client app. Ruston blames the token limit. This is essentially a limit created by Twitter on the number of downloads, and affects third-party developers like Ruston and makers of other clients. When the limit is reached, new users won’t be able to use the client for its purposes, and that’s what is going on here.
Those who purchased Flamingo and have it stored in their Google Play account can still download and install the app. However, you’ll no longer be able to purchase it as the app has been removed entirely from the Play Store. Side-loading won’t do you good either, since the token limit is reached. This sucks for users currently in a hunt for a good Twitter client, but worse things have happened and there are other viable options.