Peter: In my experience, the folks @Twitter have been extremely responsive both on this forum+via email, and I thought this group was supposed to be doing that?
Abir On Jul 16, 3:36 pm, "Joel Strellner" <j...@twitturly.com> wrote: > Why can't we keep using this list for that purpose? It has worked well so > far. > > -Joel > > From: email@example.com > [mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Peter Denton > Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:34 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [twitter-dev] Re: API Developers Alliance > > Yes, agree with you 100%. I hope my mail did not come across overly > Orwellian. Twitter is awesome and I have never experienced as warm a > relationship with any large entity as with twitter. > My intentions are to provide a place for API developers to discuss long term > goals, concerns, as an entity of the twitter medium. Being able to express > needs/fears to twitter in an organized manner will help everyone involved > and reduce friction and increase transparency. > > On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Joel Strellner <j...@twitturly.com> wrote: > > Not sure that there needs to be formal alliance, but a working group that > has the ear of twitter and can make sure needs are being met from both the > developers and Twitters perspective would be good. > > On that same note though, I feel that twitter has done a pretty good job > with this balance so far, and I do not feel that they'd do anything to > hinder developers. As much as twitter is about being a communications tool, > it is also a platform. I think they realizes this, and hindering the > developers kills the platform. > > So, while an alliance might be helpful, personally, I also do not see it > changing anything much. > > -Joel > > From: email@example.com > [mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Peter Denton > Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:35 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [twitter-dev] API Developers Alliance > > There is a lot of ambiguity up in the air, about api devs (third party) and > the future of the api and twitter. Apps are a huge growth vehicle and a very > significant piece of the future, getting the Twitter medium a global > behavior. > > I believe there should be a formal alliance of third party developers to > ensure that Apps have rights. The ambiguity around "down the road, if and > when" scenarios, leave many investors weary, teams unformed, and products > unbuilt because at the end of the day, people have to consider a massive > acquisition or change where suddenly apps are crushed by the parent. Twitter > is not facebook and potential for sustainable/profitable products and > services around this medium are real. If you don't agree, that's fine. I am > seeking those who believe this and want to address this. > > This is not meant to be a big, serious thing. This is meant to be an action > item to those who want a developer bill of rights to happen, with > input/voice from an organized approach, and want to create some level of > insurance, to go out to investors/partners with an approach. > > If anyone would like to discuss this, please let me know off the list. I am > not trying to irritate people, just gauge people's interest. > > Regards > Peter > > -- > Peter M. Dentonwww.twibs.com > i...@twibs.com > > Twibs makes Top 20 apps on Twitter -http://tinyurl.com/bopu6c