The banned BlackBerry and Android apps, UberSocial and Twidryod, have now been reinstated by Twitter after suspending them on Friday last.
In a press release, Twitter said, “We have given the developers of Twidroyd and UberSocial of BlackBerry (formerly UberTwitter) access to the Twitter API (application programming interface) again. Our initial review indicates that steps have been taken to remedy the violations for these applications.”
These third party apps are comprehensive Twitter clients, where users can post messages, send direct messages, view lists, shorten URLs and do mostly all that you can do on Twitter — such as sending and reading Tweets.
However, these third party apps will have a tough time considering that Twitter has now come up with official apps for BlackBerry, iOS, and Android. These third party apps have now responded by offering new features such as web page previews, skins and dual pane view.
Twitter had banned the Twidroyd, UberTwitter, and UberCurrent for violating trademark and privacy norms.
Twitter had then made sure the users get the message that the official apps were available.
One thing was for sure, third party apps were directly profiting from the existence of Twitter. It would be great if Twitter could come out and make things clear for all the third party app creators. That way everybody would know where to draw the line.