UberMedia

UberMedia has responded to inquiries about today's snafu between them and Twitter, which resulted in Twidroyd being suspended from using the Twitter APIs.  While it was an embarrassing situation, it looks like it was fixed relatively easy, and just as they earlier tweeted, a working Twidroyd should be back in the Android Market soon.  See their response in full, after the break. Thanks Steve!

[UberMedia]

STATEMENT FROM UBERMEDIA REGARDING TWITTER’S SUSPENSION OF SERVICE TO UBERTWITTER, TWIDROYD AND UBERCURRENT
 
PASADENA, CA – February 18, 2011 – Early Friday morning, Twitter shut off access to its service by several of our Twitter client applications:  UberTwitter, Twidroyd, and UberCurrent.  Twitter then notified us that they believed we were in violation of several provisions of their terms of service.
 
We were immediately in touch with Twitter, and the changes they asked us to make were very small.  As a result, we have completed the changes, and new apps are currently being posted to their respective stores.  Twitter has assured us that as soon as those changes were complete, they would reactivate our applications.
 
Twitter also asked us to modify the name of UberTwitter.  We began a process of changing the name three weeks ago by polling our users, and we’ve decided based on their input to change the product name to UberSocial, which we completed today.
 
To our millions of loyal users, we appreciate your patience during this temporary period.  We look forward to continuing our innovations on the Twitter platform.
 
Bill Gross, CEO
UberMedia, Inc.

 

Reader comments

UberMedia responds to Twidroyd's suspension

14 Comments

I can't wait to get my twidroyd client back. Its what I am used to and I like it. Quality is easy to like.

Can you update Facebook via Twidroyd? I have been using Tweetdeck but always trying other apps. Just curious.

i agree!!!! they couldnt contact them first and say hey can you guys fix something for us! wtf!!!

Actually, according to Twitter, they did contact them first. Twitter's been trying to get them to make various changes since April of last year.

One of things they were cited for was changing the content of users' tweets to make money. If that's what they were doing, I'm glad Twitter shut them down and forced them to change their practices.

Not exactly there's some similarities and some differences, it's been a year since I used ubertwitter though lol

Does anyone know which other clients let you see tweets in your nearby area? That was the primary reason i used twydroid.

I just downloaded the new twidryod from the market am I'm pretty sure the "changing users tweet for profit" was the use of twitlonger instead of a tweet extender not own by them becuase this new one uses a different open souce client to shorten tweets and put in geotagging (google for the latter) Twitter just needs to unsuspend them now so I can get back to tweeting... lol

Don't matter who is at fault, but it shut me down for to long. I got TweetDeck now and ain't looking back. To bad I can't get a refund anymore.