Yes, the email that is sent out after an application is suspended does
explain possible rule violations. This email is sent to the account
that registered the application, so if you've registered an app with
an auxiliary account not tied to an email address you check regularly
then an app suspension may come as a rather unfortunate surprise.

While there is no "sandbox," we're very open to discussing any
concerns an app developer may have while they develop their app. The
best course of action is to read the rules first while developing.  If
you're still worried a feature you're developing may result in your
users being suspended our your entire app being suspended then you can
always email us at and we'll be happy to work with you
to ensure the longevity of your application.  I hope this helps.


On Apr 23, 11:37 am, John Meyer <> wrote:
> On 4/23/2010 10:58 AM, Brian Truebe wrote:
> > My name is Brian Truebe and I am on the API Policy team, when apps are
> > suspended they are sent a notice as to how to contest the suspension,
> > however this may have gotten lost in the tubes.  Please email
> > and let us know the app name and we'll see if we can
> > sort this out.
> > Sorry for the inconvenience.
> > Regards,
> > Brian
> One question: does the e-mail have an explanation about why the
> application was suspended in the first place (you mention how to contest
> the suspension but nothing about what the suspension is about).  And is
> there some way to create a "sandbox" for suspended apps where they can
> re-test to see if they are in compliance with the rules before going out
> into the real world Twitterverse?
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