Twitter restores access to Twidroyd and UberSocial apps

Move comes a day after Twitter suspended the mobile apps of rival UberMedia

Just one day after Twitter suspended three major third-party mobile applications for allegedly violating its use policies, the social network reinstated them.

Twitter announced on Saturday that the three apps -- UberMedia's UberTwitter, Twidroyd and UberCurrents -- had regained access to its site.

"Our initial review indicates that steps have been taken to remedy the violations for these applications," Twitter noted in a blog post on its Help Center page. "When the developer updates [the applications] you'll be able to download their updates to access tweets again on these applications."

Last Friday, Twitter announced that UberTwitter, which runs on the BlackBerry platform, Twidroyd, for Android devices, and UberCurrent, which is designed for Apple iPhones and iPads, no longer had access to its API.

To complicate matters, UberMedia has announced plans to acquire TweetDeck, which competes directly with Twitter's Web and mobile clients.

Twitter spokeswoman Carolyn Penner told Computerworld today that the violations include the use of private Direct Messages that are longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement issues, and changing of tweet content in order to make money.

In an e-mail to Computerworld, UberMedia CEO Bill Gross said the company had completed the changes that Twitter had asked for late last week.

Gross added that the company changed the name of UberTwitter to UberSocial at Twitter's request.

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld. Follow Sharon on Twitter at @sgaudin, or subscribe to Sharon's RSS feed . Her e-mail address is sgaudin@computerworld.com .

Read more about mobile and wireless in Computerworld's Mobile and Wireless Topic Center.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Appleapplicationstwittercollaboration

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Sharon Gaudin

Computerworld (US)
Show Comments

Essentials

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?