Friday, March 11, 2011

Twitter asks Developers to stop building clients.

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Twitter told developers explicitly that they should stop making third-party clients.

According to Twitter, Repeated privacy policy violations and an inconsistent user experience are the reasons for implementing these restrictions.

Ryan Sarver, who leads the Twitter's platform team has given this updates in company's developers discussion Forum.

Engadget has mentioned that Twitter is implementing these restriction to start monetize its services. Engadget has given title as "Twitter to developers: we want to own the pipes, water, and faucets, but feel free to make soap" for this news.

Ryan Sarver has mentioned below things in the group Forum.

"We’ve grown from 48 million to 140 million tweets a day and we’re registering new accounts at an
all-time record"

"With more people joining Twitter and accessing the service in multiple ways,
a consistent user experience is more crucial than ever"

He told that the Developers should NOT build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience.

Anyway, existing apps can continue to serve the users.

Ryan Sarver says "If you are an existing developer of client apps, you can continue to serve your user base, but we will be holding you to high standards to ensure you do not violate users’ privacy, that you provide consistency in the user experience, and that you rigorously adhere to all areas of our Terms of Service. "

A lot of Twitter’s success is attributable to a diverse ecosystem of more than 750,000 registered apps. Ryan has informed that Twitter will continue to support this innovation.

He had listed some sample Apps. which can can taken as example for developing your apps.

Publisher tools - Companies such as SocialFlow help publishers optimize how they use Twitter, leading to increased user engagement and the production of the right tweet at the right time.
Curation - Mass Relevance and Sulia provide services for large media brands to select, display, and stream the most interesting and relevant tweets for a breaking news story, topic or event.

Realtime data signals - Hundreds of companies use real-time Twitter data as an input into ranking, ad targeting, or other aspects of enhancing their own core products. Klout is an example of a company which has taken this to the next level by using Twitter data to generate reputation scores for individuals. Similarly, Gnip syndicates Twitter data for licensing by third parties who want to use Twitter's real-time corpus for numerous applications (everything from hedge funds to ranking scores).
Social CRM, entreprise clients, and brand insights - Companies such as HootSuite , CoTweet , Radian6, Seesmic , and Crimson Hexagon help brands, enterprises, and media companies tap into the zeitgeist about their brands on Twitter, and manage relationships with their consumers using Twitter as a medium for interaction.

Value-added content and vertical experiences - Emerging services like Formspring, Foursquare , Instagram, and Quora have built into Twitter by allowing users to share unique and valuable content to their followers, while, in exchange, the services get broader reach, user acquisition, and traffic.

Twitter's this new announcement is getting different kinds of comments from the users.

Some people welcome this announcement by saying that why Twitter should give its userbase to the thrid-party applications which are competing with Twitter itself.

But few other people criticize this announcement by saying that Twitter has made this announcement without caring about its users. Their point is, why people should go to third-party clients if Twitter's own client is providing all the features available in other third-party clients.

What do you think about this announcement? You can share your thoughts thro' the comments.

Since Twitter is growing very fast,  this announcement will make significant impact in Social Media.

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