Twitter owes a big part of its growth to its developer community. Without third-party tools like Twitter-acquired TweetDeck and Tweetie for Mac or independent products like HootSuite and Bit.ly, Twitter would be much more bare-bones than it is today.
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It is common knowledge by now that Twitter is going to be deeply integrated into Apple’s forthcoming iOS 5 operating system. And it looks like Twitter thinks this will be a game changer: they’re holding two developers conferences outside of San Francisco to ensure that their developers are ready for their new playground.
Jack Dorsey is asking Twitter developers for their “candid feedback” on the tools and materials they need to help with their products. He reached out on the Twitter developers’ blog, in order to take stock of what’s happening in the developer community before the deep integration of Twitter into iOS 5.
Poor, poor Twitter developers. They have consistently had a pretty inconsistent relationship with Twitter, and since the company canceled the Chirp developer conference they held last year, developers haven’t even had a place to gather and talk about their woes. Now, even the unofficial Twitter developer conference, Engage Digital Media’s TDev Summit, has been canceled.
If lack of a correction tool is Twitter’s Great White Fail Whale then Web developer Adrian Holovaty may be its Ahab. The whale raised its head in January when NPR incorrectly reported Rep. Gabriel Gifford’s death after she was shot in Tuscan, beginning a series of serious discussions about how Twitter corrections should be handled. Read more
It looks like one Twitter app maker wants a much bigger piece of the Twitter pie: UberMedia, formerly known as PostUp, formerly known as TweetUp, has made two developer acquisitions in recent weeks. UberMedia creates Twitter applications for mobile and web, and it’s expanding – fast.