Twitter's banhammer of UberMedia's properties - Twidroyd, UberTwitter, and UberCurrent - caused a bit of an uproar and panic on Friday, but both companies quickly issued their statements on the matter. Twitter clarified that UberMedia's apps were violating policies and trademarks, while UberMedia promised to release an update fixing the problems as soon as possible.

Here is what Twidroyd clients were seeing on Friday:


Over the weekend, the team behind Twidroyd came up with all the necessary fixes to the app to make Twitter happy again and released an update v5.0.2:


To our delight, things indeed seem to be back to normal, but we'll see if Twitter is satisfied for good when its engineers return to work on Monday (or Tuesday, since the U.S. is observing President's Day weekend):


I hope something like this won't happen to Twidroyd again, or even worse - TweetDeck. As you may know, UberMedia is currently in the process of acquiring our favorite little company and will soon own 20% of all tweets sent out daily.

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  • Kane

    Glad it was all sorted out. Unfortunately, it seems like Twidroyd is still asking users for their passwords, as opposed to using oAuth and not storing passwords at all. I suspect Twitter may come back and ban them again.

    • prowse!

      You carn right Twitter will block them for that, as they are going to start blocking ALL apps that do not comply, starting March 1st. This has been reported many times over the last 3 months.

  • jim

    hope so. 1.) oAuth > * 2.) tweetdeck > *

  • prowse!

    They don't "own" our tweets - never did, never can. This is all smoke, too, as far as I am concerned. NONE of the differences from 5.0.1 to 5.0.2 deal with the largest complaint since v4 deduted (let alone v5), and that is Where is the Inverse Theme - Black Theme doesnt do it. Device back button is not used intuitively as in ALL OTHER ANDROID APPS.

    • jul3

      I think by own he meant own a share. Obviously, they don't own any tweets.