Twitter suspended UberTwitter and Twidroyd this past Friday for violations including trademark infringement and “changing the content of user’s Tweets in order to make money.” Although the suspension seemed to catch everyone by surprise, Twitter says that they’ve been warning Ubermedia–the company behind the two most popular 3rd-party Twitter apps–since April of last year.
Considering that Twitter has been having a difficult time monetizing its platform and that the move also coincided with an update to Twitter’s own app, makes people wonder about the motivations and timing. Over the weekend, Ubermedia made all the changes requested, including changing the name of its app to UberSocial. And they look to be back up and running. But other 3rd-party apps may want to tread carefully now, too.