On Friday, twitter turned off access from software created by UberMedia. The programs include UberTwitter for BlackBerry, twidroyd for Android, and the iPhone/iPad client UberCurrent. It appears twitter is considering buying TweetDeck, a competitor to UberMedia’s software.
So users of UberTwitter, twidroyd and UberCurrent needed to use another program for their mobile needs. While mobile twitter users may not be happy, it really doesn’t have a major impact on them. UberMedia however has a big problem as their primary software and source of income is on hold.
The same thing could happen to companies who’s products are designed for Facebook. While the upside is a built-in user base, a company is dependent on the policies of their host. Kind of like the pilot fish and the shark!
This article was written by The Boss of HITman Services, a computer and IT company, based in Clifton Park and serving the Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties of New York.