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Last Tweet On Twidroyd Promotes Twitter’s Own App

February 18th, 2011 02:30 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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.

Support@Support
 

UberTwitter, twidroyd, and UberCurrent have been suspended due to policy violations. Read more here: http://t.co/HHGa9k1

about 2 hours ago via webRetweetReply

Support@Support
 

Want to keep using Twitter on your phone? Download an official Twitter client here: http://t.co/rxwSYuW

about 2 hours ago via webRetweetReply

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.

Thanks: Fried_Yoda

Source: Last Tweet On Twidroyd Promotes Twitter’s Own App

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