UberSocial Updated To Version 1.191 New With Theme Support – Introducing UBER50 By 50Cent

UberSocial, formerly UberTwitter and arguably the most popular thrid-party Twitter client available on the BlackBerry, has been updated to version 1.191.  UberSocial v1.9.1 adds several new features, the first being theme support.  Along with UberSocial v1.191, UberMedia has introduced its first theme, UBER50, made by 50Cent.

UberSocial v1.191 features include:

  • Support for installable themes with the first one being Uber50
  • Ablity to mute tweets based on keyword
  • Added ‘save’ button to each options screen so users know they can leave at any time and save what has changed
  • Fixed bug where blocking a user could cause an exception

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UberSocial, Formerly UberTwitter, Gets Twitter API Access Reinstated

There is no question that one of the biggest tech stories over the weekend was Twitter suspending UberMedia Twitter clients TwiDroyd and UberTwitter for policy violations.  UberMedia quickly responded by addressing issues in it’s Twitter clients as well as changing the name of UberTwitter to UberSocial.  Twitter, via the Twitter Help Center has stated that steps have been taken to remedy the violations for these applications and has reinstated Twitter API access to both TwiDroyd and UberSocial.

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SocialScope Giving Instant Invites – Capitalizing On UberTwitter’s Suspension

SocialScope, the popular third party BlackBerry Twitter client, is giving out instant invites.  BlackBerry users who use SocialScope swear by it.  The only problem, however,  is that it is usually hard to get because it is still in closed beta and available by invite only.

There is no question that SocialScope, by providing instant invites to those that request them, is capitalizing on the suspension of UberTwtter for violation of Twitter policies.  Since being suspended UberMedia has changed the name of UberTwitter to UberSocial and corrected the issues that caused its suspension, but, they are still waiting for Twitter to approve UberSocial.  If you were affected and need third party BlackBerry Twitter client to get you by, you could do a lot worse than SocialScope.

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Press Release: UberTwitter Changes Name To UberSocial

Press Release

PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bill Gross, CEO of UberMedia, Inc., today made the following statement regarding Twitter’s suspension of service to UberTwitter, Twidroyd and UberCurrent:

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

Twitter Suspends UberMedia Twitter Clients TwiDroyd And UberTwitter For Policy Violations

For all you UberTwitter and TwiDroyd users out there that are wondering why you third party Twitter client doesn’t seem to be working, it is because Twitter has suspended both of these popular Twitter clients from UberMedia for violating Twitter’s policies.

Regardless of how you access Twitter, we are dedicated to making Twitter better, faster and more reliable for you. As part of this effort, we ask applications that work with Twitter to abide by a simple set of rules that we believe are in the interests of our users, and the health and vitality of the Twitter platform as a whole. We often take actions to enforce these rules.

We have suspended UberTwitter and twidroyd for violating our policies.

Every day, we suspend hundreds of applications that are in violation of our policies. Generally, these apps are used by a small number of users. We are taking the unusual step of sharing this with you because today’s suspension may affect a larger number of users.

We are committed to helping you continue to use Twitter during the disruption of these applications. You can download Twitter for Blackberry, Twitter for Android and other official Twitter apps here. You can also try our mobile web site or apps from other third-party developers.

I can’t speak to the impact of TwiDroyd being shut down for Android users, but, UberTwitter is probably the most popular thrid party Twitter client readily available on the BlackBerry and a gazillion to the 2nd power users use it…

Something tells me that the number of requests for Social Scope invite codes is about to go through the roof.

[Via Twitter]

UberTwitter Acquired By PostUp — Company Renamed To UberMedia

We just heard that UberTwitter, arguably the most popular third party Twitter client for the BlackBerry, has been acquired by PostUp and that the company has been renamed to UberMedia.

Chief executive Bill Gross mentions that the company is working to become the best “Twitter partner” for the ecosystem with the recent acquisition, but after buying another Twitter company Echofon earlier this month, it may be gobbling up applications in the attempt to offer a  robust and attractive communication package, which may be in direct competition to Twitter.

With the addtition of UberTwitter, along with Twidroyd and Echofon, UberMedia now Twitter solutions for the BlackBerry, Android, an the iPhone.  I wouldn’t be shocked if you see a Windows Phone 7, or, maybe a webOS acquisition taking place in the not too distant future.

[Via VerntureBeat]