Well, well it looks like the mighty Twitter is yet again flexing those policy muscles and it looks like in this round UberTwitter, twidroyd and UberCurrent users are affected! Per the official Twitter Help Center these apps are now suspended for “violating” Twitter’s policy. Earlier we saw Twitter demand a name change of the popular Plume twitter client as their original name was too close to the Twitter name. Take a look below and read what TechCruch dug up about the situation and why they issued the suspension:
“Today we suspended several applications, including UberTwitter, twidroyd and UberCurrent, which have violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways. These violations include, but aren’t 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.” – excerpt from Twitter statement
WOW that last one is pretty scary there… “changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money” I have never used one of these clients except for UberTwitter when I had my BackBerry but never encountered any of those issues. It does though look like all these Twitter clients will be back up and running soon as a couple of changes are needed so their users can go back and enjoy the same client they were using before.
So Ninjas, anyone out there using one of these clients and had their Twitter stop working? Check out any of the MANY other options like TweetDark(themed TweetDeck by our very own Ninja Wayne), or HootSuite? Drop us a comment below and let us know what your favorite Twitter Client is!
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UPDATE: Well that was fast! It looks like Engadget has the good word from the developers saying that the apps are updated and ready to go!!
Update 3: UberMedia — which owns UberTwitter, Twidroyd, and Echofon — has said that it has “completed the changes, and new apps are currently being posted to their respective stores.” They’ve apparently gotten an assurance from Twitter that the apps will be flipped back on as soon as the changes are live. Oh, also: UberTwitter will become UberSocial, which must be the “trademark infringement” Twitter was referring to.
Source: Engadget Mobile
If your twitter client of choice happens to be UberTwitter or twidroyd, chances are you’ve figured out that your Android application is downright broken. What happened? According to the official Twitter Help Center, these two apps are but the latest to get their service suspended for violation of Twitter policies. Although a specific reason was not given as for the shutdown, TechCrunch has some light to shed on the situation.
Today we suspended several applications, including UberTwitter, twidroyd and UberCurrent, which have violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways. These violations include, but aren’t 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. – excerpt from Twitter statement
We fully expect to see these two applications up and running before too long. A reworking of some code here, changing of policies there, and all should be well. In the meanwhile, we suggest taking this opportunity to check out a few other notable clients. There is, of course, the official app, Plume, TweetDeck and fellow Handmark app TweetCaster.
Source: Android Guys
Category: Android News
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