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Twitter blocks and unblocks UberMediaBy Hanleigh Daniels 21 February 2011 | Categories: news
According to TechCrunch, the popular micro-blogging site Twitter has restored (at least partially) the application programming interface (API) access of app developer UberMedia yesterday. This comes after many BlackBerry users were left frustrated when the developer’s popular Twitter client, UberTwitter, was banned on Friday due to privacy- and monetisation violations, as well as trademark infringements.
As a result, UberTwitter, has undergone a name change to UberSocial.
“We’ve given the developers of twidroyd and UberSocial for Blackberry (formerly UberTwitter) access to the Twitter API again. Our initial review indicates that steps have been taken to remedy the violations for these applications,” Twitter stated on its support site.
“When the developer updates twidroyd and Ubersocial, you’ll be able to download their updates to access Tweets again on these applications.”
In a statement to TechCrunch, Twitter also added that, “We will review UberSocial for iPhone and UberCurrent, two other applications suspended on Friday, when they are provided to us.”
“Developers using the Twitter API have a responsibility not to violate the rules designed to protect our users and the long-term health and vitality of the Twitter platform. If you use the API that we support at great cost with our infrastructure and engineers, you sign up to abide by the rules for its use. While we don’t pre-review every application the way, say, Apple does in its App Store, that is no excuse to violate the rules or see what you can get away with.”
Users of UberSocial (previously know as UberTwitter) for BlackBerry can download the correct app for their version of BlackBerry OS here.
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