Jack Dorsey Asks Twitter Developers For “Candid Feedback” To Improve API, Other Twitter Offerings

Filed as News on September 1, 2011 9:20 pm

Jack Dorsey - Twitter Co-Founder

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey on Thursday posted a message to Twitter developers, asking them to provide “candid feedback” about the creation of the company’s next generation Twitter API’s and tools.

The move comes after Twitter has been on the prowl against developers, oftentimes shutting them out in an attempt to gain control of their own product base, including the blocking of third-party ads from streams.

In his letter Dorsey says developers have been a key part of the company’s success and ensured them that Twitter will be providing them with the ‘structure, tools, resources and support’ that they need to build their applications for the Twitter platform.

Developers can start discussions in a thread in the Discussions group that will allow developers to share ideas with the entire Twitter team.

Here’s what Dorsey had to say about the future of Twitter, specifically within the iOS system:

Very soon, anywhere there’s an iPhone or an iPad, you’ll always find Twitter. If you’re an iOS developer, you can add Twitter to your application to personalize the experience for your users, giving them easier and better ways to login, enrich their experience, share thoughts and content and help boost your distribution.

Apple’s single sign-on experience for the upcoming Apple iOS system has already been deemed a critical component for their future successes and it seems like Dorsey, realizing he needs the support of third party developers has made a plea in the form of promises to developers for the future of their apps.

Hopefully Twitter is finally realizing that locking out third party developers is a silly, foolish business decision.

 

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