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June 5, 2011

The Twitter Ecosystem Infographic

For much of the past year, the Twitter ecosystem has been in a state of flux. Ever since Twitter bought Tweetie and turned it into their own native iPhone app, third-party developers have been wondering where this would leave them. Further moves by Twitter into Android, iPad, Mac, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and other spaces have only compounded some of this fear. So Twitter has taken some time today in their developer forum to talk a bit about the state of the ecosystem and give some guidance.

Platform lead Ryan Sarver has a fairly lengthy outline of Twitter’s line of thinking with regard to third-party clients and services.

Sarver notes that Twitter views a “consistent user experience” as very important to them. And it’s something they’re going to hold third-party developers to a very high standard to maintain. But they don’t want them to mimic Twitter’s own experience with their native apps in order to do this. They’ve updated the API Terms of Service to reflect all of this.

Developers have told us that they’d like more guidance from us about the best opportunities to build on Twitter.  More specifically, developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience.  The answer is no,” Sarver writes very matter-of-factly.

According to Techrunch, Sarver notes that according to Twitter’s own data, some 90 percent of active Twitter users now use official Twitter apps on a monthly basis to access the service.

We need to move to a less fragmented world, where every user can experience Twitter in a consistent way.  This is already happening organically – the number and market share of consumer client apps that are not owned or operated by Twitter has been shrinking,” he writes. ( Source : Techrunch)

According to Dick Costolo and Ryan Sarver, their ecosystem has grown to mammoth proportions, which include 
  • 600,000 developers
  • more than 13 billion API requests per day
  • 900,000 different apps
In the first quarter of 2011, Twitter observed
  • 41% increase in Tweets per day,
  • 38% increase in tweets in the US
  • 52% increase in monthly signups
  • 104% growth on Android, 72% on the iPad, 55% on the iPhone and 51% on Blackberry.
Jason Costa, Twitter’s developer relations manager highlighted the 5 key points of  Twitter ecosystem as Analytics, Content, Curation, Publishing and Enterprise. Twitter has smartly capitalized the power of independent developers by providing them the APIs. ( source :VatorTV )