Twitter suspends Twidroyd and other UberMedia Twitter clients [updated]

If you've noticed you're no longer able to access Twitter using Twidroyd, don't feel like you're the only one. Twitter has posted and fired off emails stating that Twidroyd (and ÜberTwitter for BlackBerry) has been suspended from Twitter use. Anyone using the app in the mean time is suggested to utilize one of the various many other Twitter applications available. While Twitter did not directly state the reason instead opting to inform it was due to violation of Twitter policies. We'll keep you all updated as we find out more info. [Twitter] Thanks, everyone who sent this in!

Update: Twitter got in touch with TechCrunch and had quite the response.  The meat of the situation is:

"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."

Yowsa.  We've reached out to UberMedia (Twidroyd's parent company) and will be sure to keep you up to date with any further news.  [TechCrunch]

  • It's more than likely because of their names. Plume went through the same thing. I can see why UberTwitter did, but Twidroyd doesn't even closely violate Twitter's guidelines for it's name.
  • Hope Tweetdeck isn't next!
  • Or Tweetcaster.
  • edit: no access anymore... ...but damn did i have some issues getting my old theme back on. seems like everytime twidroyd does an update, everything falls apart until the next day or so when it's updated again. kind of a pain, but it so completely demolishes all of the other twitter apps to the point that the headache is well worth it.
  • Twitdroyd kinda sucks. And Übertwiter only has 2 t's
  • i can't imagine what about it gives you that opinion, but to each his own...
  • i'm really curious to know what the violations are.
  • From what I understand, the violations include (but are not limited to) allowing over 140 characters in direct messages and rewriting tweets to generate money (via auto url shortening maybe?).
  • I had wondered why Twidroyd had quit updating it self. I like twidroyd better over the twitter client :(
  • I had the same issue with the new Twidroyd not loading the new themes. I ended up deleting from my EVO, and then re-installing Twidroyd. I, too, like Twidroyd better than the others. One feature that I wish the official app would do is allow you to enlarge profile pics. Maybe there is a way to do it, but I haven't figured it out yet.
  • They're gonna release a new version (that doesn't violate whatever policies Twitter shut them down for) into the Market soon! Woohoo!
  • Then I want a refund. Haha.
  • Twidroyd is one of the most feature rich stable android apps available so saying it sucks proves that trolling is rampant. I hope they get it fixed, that's what's important, not what the next bored 13 yr old says after gym class.
  • Did anyone tell the android market to suspend the apps which are non functional?
  • Nope, still up on market, all the broken twitter apps, this makes us all in the android camp look stupid guys. Jobs is laughing at you and me right now.
  • Let Jobs laugh; I still don't see what's so great about iAnything. :)
  • There's an update on my twitter feed that Twidroyd will be releasing an updated version later today that will be in compliance with Twitter policies.