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Twitter Set to Launch Tools For App Developers
Microblogging site Twitter is likely to announce a number of tools at a conference on Wednesday to make it easier for programmers to build apps, according to media reports.
Developers were irked a couple of years back about the strict rules regarding the applications and now the current move is seen as a damage control measure from Twitter.
Ryan Sarver, Twitter's former director of the social networking platform reportedly said, "It is about relationship-building. If you start by offering services that are globally interesting to mobile developers and not just ones that are interested in traditional Twitter data, you can build a better relationship with more developers and introduce more of them to Twitter by delivering them value right away."
According to the report, the services will be offered through a new app development platform called Fabric. They are likely to address common issues that affect mobile developers in general, such as dealing with bugs, tracking analytics, including the commercial aspects.
The tools will include offerings from Crashlytics, a Boston-based mobile crash reporting tool that Twitter acquired in 2013.
The conference will take place near Twitter's headquarter in San Francisco and is expected to draw about 1,000 programmers from around the world. The microblogging site has over 274 million active users as of July 2014.