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Saturday, February 19, 2011

UberTwitter and Twitdroyd get suspended. What are the options?

Yesterday, twitter officially suspended Ubertwitter and twitdroyd for violating twitter's policies. Both apps are owned by Ubermedia, who recently acquired tweetdeck for $30million.
Twitter says The apps violated their Direct Messaging policies. Twitter also says they suspend hundreds of applications on a daily basis and those apps are generally used by a small number of users.

Mashable reached out to twitter for more information. Twitter also says:

“We ask all developers in the Twitter ecosystem to abide by a simple set of rules that are in the interests of our users, as well as the health and vitality of the platform as a whole.

We often take actions to enforce these rules; in fact, on an average day we turn off more than one hundred services that violate our API rules of the road. This keeps the ecosystem fair for everyone.

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."

Ubertwitter has changed their name to Ubersocial following the suspension.Ubersocial is available for download  and is also available for iPhone, and desktop[on Beta].
So what are the options

I've scouted the web for Alternatives to UberTwitter and Twitdroyd and i've ignored the official twitter apps because they suck.

Ubertwitter Alternatives

TwitterBerry .



Seesmic for Blackberry

Snaptu for blackberry

Twitdroyd Alternatives

Seesmic for Android

Tweetdeck for Android


Source: Twitter support Mashable