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UberTwitter and Twidroyd banned for API violations
Twitter has announced it has suspend popular clients UberTwitter and Twidroyd for policy violations. Both clients are products of a start up that has made its self know for buying popular Twitter clients like Tweetdeck, which is still active, UberMedia. We reached to Twitter and this is what they said:
We ask all developers in the Twitter ecosystem to abide by a simple set of rules that are in the interests of our users, as well as the health and vitality of the platform as a whole.
We often take actions to enforce these rules; in fact, on an average day we turn off more than one hundred services that violate our API rules of the road. This keeps the ecosystem fair for everyone.
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.
We’ve had conversations with UberMedia, the developer of these applications, about policy violations since April 2010, when they first launched under the name TweetUp – a term commonly used by Twitter users and a trademark violation. We continue to be in contact with UberMedia and hope that they will bring the suspended applications into compliance with our policies soon.
UberMedia stated that it has updated UberTwitter and Twidroyd to comply with the rules and an update should be available in the Android market for Twidroyd soon.