UPDATE: HTC Peep Allegedly Back Again! Problem Solved by Twitter!
Less than 24 hours ago we posted about the HTC Twitter client, Peep, that has stopped working for many people, let it be on Windows Mobile or Android platforms, due to the new OAuth system implemented by Twitter. In that certain post we also wrote about our hopes for HTC to fix the problem as soon as possible.
Well, according to a recent tweet coming from @HTC, it looks like Twitter might be the one for fixing the problems, and not only with HTC Peep but with other manufacturers’ twitter clients too. According to a recent Twitter status, Twitter has not only been working to fix the problems but allegedly managed to fix it:
Users using certain Twitter clients are unable to Log in.
These clients include
– HTC Peep
– Moto BLUR
– Nokia Twitter apps
– Samsung devices (except for phones running Android OS)
– Huawei phones
We are working to resolve this issue.
Update at 7:30PM: This issue has been resolved.
We don’t know whether it was a Twitter issue or Twitter made a derogation to their OAuth for these apps, but according to their status, things should be back again. According to the HTC HD2 and HTC Desire which we tried to use just now, things aren’t working just yet. Maybe it needs time to deploy…
Update: Two days after we brought you the news, we are glad to announce that HTC Peep is fully working on Windows Mobile and Android.
Again, we don’t know whether it was a Twitter problem but for sure things didn’t got the “HTC released an update to fix Peep” way but rather as we suspected that Twitter might have made some sort of derogation from OAuth as far as Peep is concerned, so the Taiwanese manufacturer doesn’t have to deploy fixes to all their devices and have their users install them.