Twidroyd Won’t Let You Tweet?


Many of you have probably tried tweeting form Twidroyd in the past 24 hours. Many of you have also probably been met with errors as your frustration rises. The reason behind that is because Twitter suspended them for policy and privacy violations, according to RWW.

Here’s an excerpt from the official statement they put out:

We have suspended UberTwitter and twidroyd for violating our policies.

Every day, we suspend hundreds of applications that are in violation of our policies. Generally, these apps are used by a small number of users. We are taking the unusual step of sharing this with you because today’s suspension may affect a larger number of users.

We are committed to helping you continue to use Twitter during the disruption of these applications. You can download Twitter for Blackberry, Twitter for Android and other official Twitter apps here. You can also try our mobile web site or apps from other third-party developers.

So there you have it. Twitter didn’t go into detail about why Twidroyd – along with UberTwitter on Blackberry – was suspended, and Twidroyd has yet to get back to RWW on the issue. The only thing we can do is tell you to try another Twitter application. I hear TweetDeck is pretty nice these days.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Well that’s……interesting…

  2. Tweetdeck is great for social networking across multiple services and Seesmic is great for tweeting.

    Twitter’s app isn’t my favorite.

  3. I hear Plume is nicer, plus Tweetdeck is now owned by the same guy who isn’t listening to Twitter now for almost a year, the same guy behind UberMedia, Twidroyd, and such. Just hope he doesn’t tank Tweetdeck.

  4. “You can download Twitter for Blackberry, Twitter for Android and other official Twitter apps here.”

    Huh. Clever way to increase your user base, I must say…

  5. I would suspect that the reason they were suspended was due to a compromised OAuth token.

    OAuth was really designed to create a trust relationship between websites, not from an application to a website, because if the OAuth token is extracted an unfriendly party can abuse the service.

    This is just bound to happen more frequently.

  6. tweeted by twidroyd:~~ PLEASE RT ~~ a new version of twidroyd that resolves our twitter ban will be avail. shortly on the android market. FTW

  7. hahahahahaha.

  8. I hate Tweetdeck, if only because it automatically splits up long posts in ways that tend to cause problems and break the Twitter model in general.

  9. Here’s the official reason, via phonescoop.

    “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.” Both applications are developed and distributed by a company called UberMedia. “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,”

  10. Just use tweetcaster. Its equally as good as the other ones mentioned here…

  11. what’s wrong with Twitter for Android?

  12. I normally use TweetDeck. It’s pretty clunky on my G1 though. But it’s bearable, to some degree.

  13. UberMedia has claimed to have addressed all of Twitter’s complaints, though Twitter is taking its time re-enabling the API. Make a point, screw the users. Thanks, Twitter.

  14. No its called protecting themselves and their brand.

  15. @Bobert, that ship sailed a long time ago. In the eyes of most people, Twitter is a service like SMS. It’s not a brand. Twitter let the brand get away from them when they failed to produce and continue to produce cutting edge clients across platforms. Even their current stable of clients is largely ignored. Trying to claw back into the client race by going after third party clients instead of making their own official client the best of class is a farce. And those who are affected the most are Twitter users who, judging by the tweets I’ve read, mostly blame Twitter and not Ubermedia for this. That’s not helping whatever brand identity they have left. It’s one screw-up after another. Twitter gets an A as a service, but an F as a brand/product.

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