I'm surprised that you failed to mention that Twitter can also advertise the
heck out of it on and via tweets etc - millions for further
development - and very significant marketing resources available too.

I disagree with your sentiment though.  Twitter's free to build or buy
whatever they want to.  As a third party developer it's one of the risks you
take on when you start building on someone else's platform.  If you don't
acknowledge that, you're being naive.

Sure it's going to suck if they do something to harm Favstar, but I'm aware
it's a risk - and I'm going to try and keep innovating to keep Favstar
useful for users regardless.


On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 2:18 PM, Dewald Pretorius <> wrote:

> It's great for Loren.
> But, there's a problem, and I hope I'm not the only seeing it.
> Twitter has just kicked all the other developers of Twitter iPhone
> (and iPad) clients in the teeth. Big time. Now suddenly their products
> compete with a free product that carries the Twitter brand name, and
> that has potentially millions of dollars at its disposal for further
> development.
> It's really like they're saying, "We picked the winner. Thanks for
> everything you've done in the past, but now, screw you."
> This would not have been such a huge deal if the developer ecosystem
> did not play such a huge role in propelling Twitter to where it is
> today.
> Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> On Apr 9, 10:41 pm, Tim Haines <> wrote:
> > Before anyone rants, let me say congratulations Loren, and
> congratulations
> > Twitter.  Awesome!  Totally awesome!
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > Tim.
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