Twitter's new search API closed to third-party apps

Remember that fancy new feature that allows you to search every tweet ever posted that Twitter announced last week? Well if you're one of the many users of third-party Twitter apps, prepare to be disappointed: Twitter's new search API won't be open to third-party clients, much to the frustration of developers.

The move shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that Twitter has been on a long quest to seemingly eliminate third-party applications altogether, but it is still disheartening nonetheless.

Would you guys give up your third-party apps because of this missing feature?

Source: Twitter Community; via