Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) agitated app developers a couple of years ago because it tightened up the rules around applications that plug into the social-media service. The micro-blogging giant now wants to revive its relationship with developers, and has come up with an exciting opportunity. The company plans to host its first developer conference in four years to try and bring a more diverse set of app makers into the fold.
Twitter to give developers better tools
Citing people familiar with the matter, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Twitter may announce a new suite of tools on Wednesday making it possible for the programmers to build apps easily. Mobile developers in general have to face several issues such as dealing with bugs, tracking analytics and making money. To address these issues, Twitter is expected to offer a new app-development platform called ‘Fabric.’ Twitter had acquired the Boston-based mobile crash-reporting tool Crashlytics in 2013, and their offerings will be included in the tool.