By Dan Sung | Pocket-lint –
The arrival of the official Twitter app in 2010 was a warning shot for many of the third-party developers on the microblogging social network that had made so much hay while the sun shined. If that wasn’t indication enough that the good times might be coming to an end, Twitter has made a series of announcements of late to send further shivers down those same spines.
Blog posts on the Twitter site have made reference to that fact that “developers should not build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience” and there have been more recent comments from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo that he wants to migrate away from developers building more external Twitter apps, to a world in which developers and companies are building products inside the Twitter platform.
So, do the third-party app developers feel that the walls are closing in