Some Twitter developers are worried, and even started a Twitter hashtag to discuss it, #unionoftwitterapps. But software developers who build on top of platforms have always experienced the same give and take, other developers say.
“There’s some misunderstanding around platforms,” Mr. Williams, also a Twitter founder, said in a recent interview before the storm blew through the blogosphere. “I’ve been trying to figure out how to talk to developers about this.”
Free advice for platform providers: Figure out how to talk to developers before you make your platform available.