Twitpocalypse Now'ish -- Is Your iPhone Twitter Client Safe?

picture-101 defines the event as:

similar to the Y2K bug. The unique identifier associated to each tweet has now exceeded 2,147,483,6471 [...] For some of your favorite third-party Twitter services not designed to handle such a case, the sequence will suddenly turn into negative numbers. At this point, they are very likely to malfunction or crash.

Here's how it may be affecting some of your favorite iPhone Twitter clients:

  • Tweetie: No official word, but users indicated it's experiencing pain in searches.
  • Twitterrific: Currently experiencing problems after a preventative update wasn't enough to avoid the great doom. Second update in the works per Icon Factory.
  • Twitterfon: Unknown, if you have word, let us know.
  • Twittelator Pro: Claims to be okay ).
  • Twitkitteh: Is, apparently, unaffected.

If you notice your favorite Twitter client misbehaving, drop a comment below or let us know via @theiphoneblog and we'll update.

Rene Ritchie

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JNHohol says:

Twittelator Pro is working well! Searching, updating, etc. no problems.

Zyber says:

Twittelator Pro seems to be working fine. Simplytweet works like a charm too.

Craig says:

TwitterFon seems to be working fine: updating, searching, opening links, sending updates all work.

sharonpeters11 says:

Twitterfon working fine for me, as well.

Gridfire says:

I'm using Twitterific free and I'm getting a "Twitter API Error" (YAJL error 3.) bugger.

Rob says:

Twitterrific - “Twitter API Error” (YAJL error 3.)

Sully says:

I use Tweetie, Twitterfon and Twitterific. Twitterfon is the only one unaffected while twitterific is pretty much useless to me. Tweetie has errors on Search and Nearby, but not on the tweets themselves.

ptinlv says:

Ditto Gridfire & Rob. Darn it.

AgentRaj says:

"Twitter API Error"YAJL error 3)

ptinlv says:

Just switched to TwitterFon, works fine.

Wyatt says:

Twitterific “Twitter API Error”YAJL error 3). Twitterfon is working but what a giant step down in terms of functionality.

Brandon says:

Twutterific ---not so much. getting the YAJL error since 2AM

Sun says:

Twitterrific - “Twitter API Error” (YAJL error 3.)

hd says:

Twitterific Pro API Error.

Nashai says:

Twitterrific - “Twitter API Error” (YAJL error 3.) every time when checking new tweets or posting. But it seems that new tweet is posted

Mikelev says:

I've been getting the API YAJL error since 11am on Saturday on twiierrific on my iPhone.

SpiralEyes says:

Me too...twitterfic “Twitter API Error” (YAJL error 3 since Friday around 8pm.

sugarcoatedrobot says:

my 3g would update from twitterrific even tho it gave api error at first, now completely useless. my friend with a 1st gen iphone had no probs with twitterrific last i heard...

Nick says:

Me too. Since Friday i cant use Twitterific! Does anybody know why i get an api error on twitterific? Please help!

Jason says:

Twitterific is now updated--all better

emily says:

I just got a twitteriffic update on the iphone that says it should fix the bug. Now working fine! was getting the yajl error all weekend

michael says:

twitterific pro is still having issues with yajl error 3, and there has been no update.

alan says:

Twitterific “Twitter API Error”YAJL error 3 Since Friday i cant use Twitterific!

Tim says:

Was getting the API error, installed update on Sunday which didn't help. Installed new update 2 minutes ago (which specifically said would fix bug) and BAM! we are back w/ 40 new tweets.

Clyde says:

Twitterific v 2.0.2 fixes the YAJL error 3

Joe says:

Twitter API Error
The connection to Twitter failed with 'Operation could not be completed. (YAJL error 3.)'

Doug says:

tweetie only loads one tweet at a time in trends.

Seemp says:

Twitterrific with the same error as everyone, moving to TwitterFon

Rod says:

I’m using Twitterific free and I’m getting a “Twitter API Error” (YAJL error 3.)