Twitter's decided they've got the gold standard in applications, and are essentially telling aspiring devs to eff off: "Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstreamTwitter consumer client experience. The answer is no."

Well! That's awfully pompous. We can think of plenty of problems with both the official Twitter desktop and iOS clients—so let's hope the arrogant company doesn't wield its API terms to block (needed) competition). [TNW]