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Twidroyd and UberTwitter get the Axe from Twitter for Policy Violations (Updated)

Uh oh.  Twitter has found some issues in a variety of apps on Android and decided to suspend them for the time being.  Topping the list is twidroyd (UberTwitter for Blackberry), which as you all know, is one of the biggest Twitter apps and has thousands and thousands of users.  It’s unclear exactly what they’ve all done to warrant this reaction from Twitter, so we’ll hold off from taking sides at this time.  The support thread above simply states that they have violated policies, but goes into plenty of indirect points as to why they may have dropped the hammer.  Interesting stuff.  We always try to recommend that readers go with Hootsuite, Tweetdeck or Seesmic anyway.

Here is the support thread.

Update:  The folks at UberMedia are doing their best to fix this situation.  The twidroyd account has tweeting the following message to inform users that they will be back up in no time.  But if you want something new anyway, then check out this poll we’re running to decide which is the most popular Twitter app on Android.

Anyone a twidroyd or UberTwitter user?

Cheers Allen!

  • http://lanfever.tumblr.com John Orland Labao – Baluyot

    Ouch.

  • Icepick

    No….. please bring Twidroyd back!! I use it to manage multiple twitter accounts

  • theBIGmann

    The “Support” tweet from Twidroyd recommends getting the official Twitter app. I bet the real reason behind this crackdown is trying to snag users for their new and improved app. Someone’s jealous of the other clients…

  • theBIGmann

    The “Support” tweet from Twidroyd recommends getting the official Twitter app. I bet the real reason behind this crackdown is trying to snag users for their new and improved app. Someone’s jealous of the other clients…

  • http://twitter.com/bobfireman Bob

    Love Twidroyd, but since the “suspension”, I downloaded Tweetcaster and Tweetdeck. Both have their strong points and weaknesses. So far I like Tweetcaster better because of it’s interface, but it doesn’t seem to auto-update consistently. Hopefully Twidroyd will be back up and running soon.

  • http://twitter.com/bobfireman Bob

    Love Twidroyd, but since the “suspension”, I downloaded Tweetcaster and Tweetdeck. Both have their strong points and weaknesses. So far I like Tweetcaster better because of it’s interface, but it doesn’t seem to auto-update consistently. Hopefully Twidroyd will be back up and running soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603800094 Cody Clay

    I love plume but i use facebook too. So i end up using tweetdeck. I hate the UI though.

  • Kb5yrz+forum

    No wonder I haven’t been able to send anything out with twidroyd.
    Good thing I also have Mustard installed, eh?

  • Anonymous

    I admit that I have not given the official Twitter app a chance, but I have tried most others and always go back to Tweetcaster.

    • http://robina.tumblr.com robina

      Same here; it rarely gets mentioned, but so far, its been the only perfect app!

  • Angry

    What’s a Twitter?

  • Rob

    I use twidroyd and have for over a year and love it.

    • http://twitter.com/thedroidguy Droid Guy

      so are you just not going to tweet while twidroyd is in the penalty box?

  • Bqluong

    Tweetdeck for DX and Hootsuite for desktop.

  • http://twitter.com/__paolo Paolo Ozaraga

    I use Twitter more to follow people than to actually tweet things, so Twidroyd’s LivePreview was incredibly useful since I follow a lot of blogs that are connected to Twitter feeds. Twidroyd let me read those updates in one easy to use place. Sending out tweets was a little problematic, but for me it was worth it

    Hopefully they fix whatever it is soon (it is only a suspension, not a ban) so I can get back to doing what I was doing

    • http://twitter.com/thedroidguy Droid Guy

      Hootsuite for Android does all of those things

  • FortitudineVincimus

    OH THE HUMANITY!!!!

  • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

    TwiDroid just tweeted that they will have a new version update on the market shortly that resolves the issues with twitter.

  • Logan

    This is bad news for all the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa as most of those people are using Twytdroid and Tweetdeck!

    No, I have no evidence to back that assertion up and what’s more, I don’t even think it’s true.

  • http://twitter.com/MrTissues Jack

    Everyone knows that Twicca is the fastest Twitter app. Plus it can refresh the timeline above your last read tweet, so you don’t have to scroll back down then all the way back to the top.

  • Anonymous

    Plume!

  • GoNoles

    I used Ubertwitter on Blackberry when I had one. It was by far the best Twitter app I’ve used to date. I’m with Plume now tho.

  • http://twitter.com/BucUte Neil Rasmuson

    Ubermedia is reportedly buying Tweetdeck. This concerns me greatly. Don’t mess with a great thing.

  • Anonymous

    probably got banned because it brought shame to the “official” twitter app

  • Anonymous

    probably got banned because it brought shame to the “official” twitter app

    • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

      I was thinking the same thing. TwiDroid let’s you do anything but mow the lawn with it !!

    • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

      I was thinking the same thing. TwiDroid let’s you do anything but mow the lawn with it !!

  • Anonymous

    Use Tweet Deck on my desktop and Plume on my DX :)

  • Anonymous

    Use Tweet Deck on my desktop and Plume on my DX :)

  • Nickxuser

    Hootsuite is for hybeasts…that explains why kellex likes it…Kay

  • Nickxuser

    Hootsuite is for hybeasts…that explains why kellex likes it…Kay

    • http://twitter.com/thedroidguy Droid Guy

      we use hootsuite exclusively if its ever down we use TD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705034 Jeff Simpson

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/twitter_suspends_ubertwitter_twidroyd_for_policy_v.php

    “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.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705034 Jeff Simpson

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/twitter_suspends_ubertwitter_twidroyd_for_policy_v.php

    “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.”

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Seesmic is the bestest.

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Seesmic is the bestest.

  • crack

    I guess no more tweeting to let everyone know when you’re taking a crap.

  • crack

    I guess no more tweeting to let everyone know when you’re taking a crap.

  • Anonymous

    TWEETDECK FTW!!!!

  • John

    tweetdeck ftmfw

  • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

    Of course, I just switched to TwiDroid.

    Sorry folks, my fault. $hit follows me wherever I go.

  • http://twitter.com/iiAmColour Sakina Solomon

    This is exactly why Plume is my main app and Twicca is my backup -_-

  • Greg

    Welp. Money wasted.

    I have Tweetdeck, Plume, AND Twidroyd.

  • Hero820

    hated hootsuite and seesmic..love tritdroyd..this news really grinds my gears! ima try plume or go back to tweetdeck

  • LifeInAnalog

    Happily using Plume. Nary a problem.

  • Anonymous

    Good thing I don’t pay for “PRO” apps…will use TweetDeck for now…the official Twitter app sucks

    • Anonymous

      Loaded up Hootsuite…looks pretty cool

  • http://twitter.com/bkwolfe Bryan Wolfe

    Plume is the best Twitter app for Android IMO.

    • Anonymous

      Plume takes forever to refresh.. even on Wifi. TweetDeck & Twipple are my fave

    • Anonymous

      Plume takes forever to refresh.. even on Wifi. TweetDeck & Twipple are my fave

    • http://twitter.com/NedjoK Nedeljko Kovacevic

      ABSOLUTELY!

    • http://twitter.com/NedjoK Nedeljko Kovacevic

      ABSOLUTELY!

    • Phil

      Just starting to use twitter, and have always used “twitter for android”, thanks for the suggestion. Just downloaded it and like it so far!

    • Anonymous

      Also loving Plume. Tweetcaster is also quite nice, if you want to cross post to Facebook.

  • poopypants

    i better get a fricken refund for my twidroyd pro

  • tanknspank

    Wow, that’s crazy. I’d love to know why…