Ubermedia Apps Regain Twitter Access After Ban

Micro blogging platform Twitter has reinstated API access to UberMedia's UberSocial and Twidroyd Twitter apps after a two day ban.

Twitter had decided to block UberMedia's Twitter app from accessing its API following a series of privacy and trademark violations.

“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,” the company said about the ban.

However, following discussions with Bill Gross-run UberMedia, the company decided to allow the BlackBerry and Android apps to access its API. Twitter said that UberMedia had ensured that Twitter's demands will be fulfilled and users will receive an update shortly.

“We’ve given the developers of twidroyd and UberSocial for Blackberry (formerly UberTwitter) access to the Twitter API again. Our initial review indicates that steps have been taken to remedy the violations for these applications,” Twitter said in a statement.

Regarding the additional apps hit by the ban, the company added, "we will review UberSocial for iPhone and UberCurrent, two other applications suspended on Friday, when they are provided to us.

Hundreds of thousands of developers who use our API daily do so within the framework we set up, without the need for close oversight, threats or actions that impact users. We closely evaluate our relationships with developers that don’t work within this framework.”