Twitter posted earlier today that it has suspended the 3rd party clients Twidroyd and UberTwitter for violating policies. All are owned by Ubermedia, which claims to have over 3 million smartphone users accessing Twitter through their apps and web-based services.
“Today we have suspended several applications, including UberTwiiter, twidroyd, and UberCurrent, which have violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways. These violations include, but are not limited to, a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of user’s Tweets in order to make money,” said Twitter’s spokeswoman, Carolyn Penner.
Twitter also said that it had been in communication with UberMedia since April 2010 about these allegations. Since these apps are some of the most popular for Android, Blackberry, and iPhone users, UberMedia should be working hard to get its apps back up and running.