After being briefly banned for policy violations, UberMedia apps UberSocial (formerly UberTwitter) and Twidroyd, the popular Android Twitter client, are back online.
The ban began just two days ago. At the time, a Twitter rep told us the applications were suspended from using Twitter’s API for multiple violations and explained, “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.”
After retooling the apps over the weekend to come into line with Twitter’s policies, UberMedia CEO Bill Gross tweeted, “Happy to say that UberSocial and Twidroyd are back online.”
The change from “UberTwitter” to “UberSocial” was one of the adjustments the company made to get the products back online expeditiously; the previous name had long been in violation of Twitter’s trademark on its own company name.
UberMedia is widely rumored to have acquired popular Twitter client TweetDeck; however, neither party could confirm the acquisition to us, and some sources say the sale isn’t yet complete. Whether TweetDeck is in violation of trademark is unknown; but Twitter doesn’t yet seem anxious to go after the many third-party products with “tweet” in their name.
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