Last Tweet On Twidroyd Promotes Twitter’s Own App
This morning Twitter shut down UberMedia clients UberTwitter and Twidroyd because of privacy violations for tweets more than 140 characters, monetization violations (concerning affiliate links) as well as trademark infringement. While UberMedia CEO Bill Gross tells us that UberMedia is doing what ever it takes to get the apps back up, currently the final (and only tweets for some users) tweets you can see on the Twidroyd Android app are the following from Twitter’s @support account.
The first tweet announces the news and the second is a direct link to Twitter’s official app. Having gobbled up Twitter clients in the past couple of months, UberMedia reportedly controls 20% of tweets which isn’t neglible. Did Twitter, who was late to the game when developing its own in-house apps (mostly through an acquisition of 3rd party client Tweetie), just take down the app market leader in order to promote its own?
While this could just be Twitter’s innocent way of breaking the news to app owners (it also sent an email in conjunction with the announcement), it seems like, at least to some, an interesting way to get the message across.
- Twitter Reinstates Ubermedia Apps UberSocial And Twidroyd
- Twitter Reinstates API Access For Twidroyd and UberSocial for Blackberry
- Twitter Suspends UberTwitter & Twidroyd for Policy Violations
- Twitter Suspends UberMedia Clients For Privacy And Monetization Violations, Trademark Infringement
- UberMedia CEO Bill Gross: Twitter Turn-Off “Took Us By Surprise,” But “We Will Change”