Ubertwitter is now Ubersocial

Earlier today, one of the top applications that Blackberry users worldwide use to access Twitter, Ubertwitter, was blocked by Twitter executives for breach of policies.ubertwitter

Long story short: Ubertwitter is now Ubersocial. Get your download here! (iPhone users can use it too!)

There had been much controversy and speculation, but this is what happened, right from the horse’s mouth. There is no “war” or what not, just a simple request for a change from Twitter to Ubermedia. Here’s what Bill Gross, CEO of Ubermedia had to say:

PASADENA, CA – February 18, 2011 – Early Friday morning, Twitter shut off access to its service by several of our Twitter client applications: UberTwitter, Twidroyd, and UberCurrent. Twitter then notified us that they believed we were in violation of several provisions of their terms of service.

We were immediately in touch with Twitter, and the changes they asked us to make were very small. As a result, we have completed the changes, and new apps are currently being posted to their respective stores. Twitter has assured us that as soon as those changes were complete, they would reactivate our applications.

Twitter also asked us to modify the name of UberTwitter. We began a process of changing the name three weeks ago by polling our users, and we’ve decided based on their input to change the product name to UberSocial, which we completed today.

To our millions of loyal users, we appreciate your patience during this temporary period. We look forward to continuing our innovations on the Twitter platform.

Bill Gross, CEO
UberMedia, Inc.

Hope that clears everyone’s doubts. It does not make sense for Twitter to shut down clients that make their service popular, as such, why would anyone propagate news (and why anyone doesn’t give a second thought about it) that there is a “war” between Twitter and Ubermedia escapes me.

Note: Quote taken from Huffington Post

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