Following what seemed to be a sudden disapproval of the way the mobile Twitter client UberTwitter uses the Twitter platform, officials at Twitter denied access by the application to Twitter. What this did was to prevent users from using Twitter using this mobile client. Twitter cited the reasons behind the suspension as but are not limited to: a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money. Here is an official statement from Twitter after the suspension on Friday:
Regardless of how you access Twitter, we are dedicated to making Twitter better, faster and more reliable for you. As part of this effort, we ask applications that work with Twitter to abide by a simple set of rules that we believe are in the interests of our users, and the health and vitality of the Twitter platform as a whole. We often take actions to enforce these rules.
We are sending this email today because we suspended twidroyd for violating our policies.
Every day, we suspend more than one hundred applications that are in violation of our policies. Generally, these apps are used by a small number of users. We are taking the unusual step of sending out this letter because today’s suspension may affect a larger number of users.
We are committed to helping you continue to use Twitter during the disruption of this application. You can download Twitter for Android and other official Twitter apps here. You can also try our mobile web site or apps from other third-party developers.
We appreciate your continued support of Twitter and regret any inconvenience to you.
The developers of UberTwitter and twitdoid conformed to the changes requested by Twitter. Twitter granted the changes and now the beloved UberTwitter has no changed to UberSocial and is available for download here:
UberSocial, twitdroid and TweetDeck are all owned by a company called UberMedia.