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Twitter takes down UberTwitter app, it returns as UberSocial

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Feb 2011 2:33 User comments (3)

Twitter takes down UberTwitter app, it returns as UberSocial Earlier today, Twitter suspended the popular clients UberTwitter and Twidroyd for violating the company's API policies.
Said Twitter:

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.

The company added that it suspends hundreds of apps every week for violating their policies. Those apps are normally tiny but the two suspended today had millions of users on BlackBerrys, iPhones and Android devices.

Despite the suspension, UberTwitter is back already, this time under the name UberSocial. Says UberMedia of the change:

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.

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3 user comments

119.2.2011 8:58

What does the app do?

Did they advertise on the twits?

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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221.2.2011 6:08

The app is just a replacement for the stock Twitter app that works like crap.

325.2.2011 16:49

UberTwitter worked quite well on my BlackBerry 8220. Once they modified it (became UberSocial), it crashed (completely, needed reloaded) my 8220 twice.

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