Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers

At this week’s first-ever Chirp conference for Twitter developers, tensions between company and the third-party developers who helped make the service so popular are beginning to grow. At the conference, Twitter is expected to announce its plan for eventually making money, plans that could hamper the money-making potential of third-party application development. Twitter has also begun acquiring or building it’s own technology for popular add-on Twitter features, further complicating developer relations.

“When we launched, Twitter was incomplete, so developers rushed to fill those holes, but eventually we’re going to have to build a lot of features in because they should be there,” said Twitter co-founder and chief executive Evan Williams. “We want to set those expectations.”

“I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop,” said developer Pete Karl. “Before, I think developers had the upper hand. But now it’s time for Twitter to try and make some money, and I think they want to create a situation where the scales are tipped more in Twitter’s favor.”

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