This week, Twitter announced it was unveiling its own photo sharing service, much to the dismay of third -party developers who offer the same thing.
The company says it plans on releasing a feature to upload a photo and attach it to a user's Tweet right from Twitter.com. There will also be a feature within the company's official mobile app as well. Furthermore, the company said it was revamping search allowing related photos and videos to pop up in search results. Twitter said it was teaming with Photobucket for the native-image feature.
Naturally, the companies who make the third-party photo sharing apps for Twitter weren't too pleased. Twitpic, which has been the most popular method of sharing photos on the micro-blogging network, said to various media sites it had not idea Twitter was building its own photo-sharing service.
Communication between developers and Twitter has never been very clear and the relationships between Twitter and its developers has changed a lot since the Chirp conference last year, Noah Everett, founder of Twitpic, said in an interview with Mashable.
In a separate interview with TechCrunch, Everett recommended other Twitter developers sleep with both eyes open.
Others like Twitgoo and Yfrog are likely to be affected by the new Twitter photo sharing implementation. One third party photo sharing developer, Instagram may have the right idea of any third-party developer. The company was able to differentiate itself from other photo sharing services by letting users apply instant color filters to images. With this, it gained four million users in a short period of time.
Here's the video from Twitter: