Falcon Pro update lets users circumvent Twitter’s token limits by registering fake apps


For the first time since February, new users can log in to the Android Twitter client Falcon Pro — but only if they create a fake Twitter app, in an apparent violation of the social network’s terms of service. Falcon Pro has been closed to new users since hitting the ceiling of 100,000 user tokens that Twitter has established for many third-party clients. As of yesterday, in what the developer deemed “a little experiment,” would-be Falcon Pro users are getting a new chance to try it out.

In a post on Google+, developer Joaquim Vergès announced he had removed Falcon Pro from the Google Play store and made it a free download at its own domain. Existing users of the app who already have a Twitter token can download the update free from…

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