Twitter Dangles Apple in Olive Branch to Developers

Twitter executive chairman Jack Dorsey attempts to make nice with third-party developers just ahead of the release of iOS 5.

Twitter’s executive chairman Jack Dorsey wrote “With Apple’s upcoming deep integration of Twitter into iOS 5, there is an opportunity for us, together, to take the ecosystem to a new level”. Twitter’s executive   chairman wrote in a note to developers Thursday.

the digital equivalent of extending an olive branch, reassures developers that they are a big part of the company’s genetic makeup — in spite of Twitter’s highly publicized attempts to fill its own holes. They too can benefit from Apple’s blessing, Dorsey asserts.

To prove his sincerity, Dorsey started a “Listening to your feedback” thread on Twitter’s developer forum. The personal touch appears to be working. The general tenor of the thread is upbeat.


developer Steve Streza posits on the thread “Twitter’s communications to developers has been improving in the last couple months, As someone who shut down a Twitter client in development due to poor communication and fast moves by Twitter to take over the client experience, I welcome this move towards more advance knowledge of plans”

Isaiah writes  “Investing in the Twitter platform is difficult now that Twitter directly competes against their developers by building its own clients and services, Your previous actions have created a nervous environment full of risk.”


But, as Dorsey says, “Very soon, anywhere there’s an iPhone or an iPad, you’ll always find Twitter.”



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