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Twidroyd and UberTwitter Return, Violations Fixed Including a Name Change for One

If you followed the twidroyd and UberTwitter drama that went down on Friday, then you might like to know that it has all been worked out and both are back on their respective markets.  The CEO of UberMedia had this to say about the situation…

1. Twitter said that in UberTwitter and Twidroyd we use a tweet-elongation service named tmi.me that allows people to write more than 140 characters, and that this service may post private messages on a public website.  At their request, we have removed this ability.

2. Twitter said that in UberCurrent we change links that are part of an affiliate program to be our own links.  We don’t currently do this, but we removed all changing of links to eliminate any possibility of this.

3. Twitter said that they would like us to change the name UberTwitter, and we have changed the name to UberSocial, effective immediately.

Everyone good now?

Cheers Lorne!

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

    Seriously, ever since Twidroyd got back, it sucks.

  • DBK

    What was wrong with the name “UberTwitter”? Seriously, the Twitter crew is getting a little stuck up, no? Since when did it become taboo to have the word “Twitter” (and any variation) in the name of a Twitter app (or Twitter-oriented company)? They are starting to act like a certain turtle-necked dictator. This is why I refuse to go to the darkside. Twitter can tweet my touiter….

  • http://twitter.com/vbhatt08 Vishhal Bhatt

    Meh… Tweetdeck = Twitter/Facebook/Buzz So im happy :D

  • Acitta

    I still can’t connect.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Twitter is lame for making UberMedia change their cool ‘UberTwitter’ name.

    But hey, it’s only a name and some names are meant to be changed. It doesn’t effect how cool UberTwitter is though, and is still pretty much the king of all Twitter apps.

  • Jawshua

    Well at least one company is held accountable for copyright infringement, now how about the thousands of others on the Market, like Fruit Ninja Kaka?

  • Robin

    clap your hands. twidroyd is back. yeah! :)
    plume? nice try but to slow, no fav view, no list management, no safed searches etc.
    twidroyd and twicca are the stars on twitter heaven. tweetdeck coming next

  • Eibook

    I’ve already moved on. Plume is pretty nice.
    Twitter screwed Twidroyd because I know I am not the only person not going back.

    • RP

      Hilarious! I did the same thing and switched to Plume. Started using it and thought, “wow…why hadn’t I tried this before?” Bye, bye, Twidroyd.

    • phrozen

      I started using Plume a while back and have loved it since I first got it. Not to mention its made by the Beautiful Widget devs and they make good stuff imo. Just kinda an ironic fact about all of this:

      Twitter approached plume (formerly touiter) about the name problem and some other stuff a few months ago and they fixed it in about 2-3 weeks. After almost a year of being told that there were issues with their app it took a ban on Twidroyd to get them to change anything.

    • phrozen

      I started using Plume a while back and have loved it since I first got it. Not to mention its made by the Beautiful Widget devs and they make good stuff imo. Just kinda an ironic fact about all of this:

      Twitter approached plume (formerly touiter) about the name problem and some other stuff a few months ago and they fixed it in about 2-3 weeks. After almost a year of being told that there were issues with their app it took a ban on Twidroyd to get them to change anything.

    • Evilvampbabe

      I’ve also moved on. ..using plume and very happy with it. I used to use tweetcaster also

  • Anonymous

    I am devastated. :P