App developer Seesmic drops BlackBerry support

Developer behind popular Twitter app drops BlackBerry

App developer Seesmic has dropped as BlackBerry support in order to focus its efforts on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 platforms

Developer Seesmic has announced it is to drop support of all Blackberry platforms adding to a troublesome few weeks for RIM that has seen share prices tumble and PlayBook sales struggle.

Today, however, potentially brings the most telling sign things to come for BlackBerry with Seesmic, famed for its twitter application, revealing it is dropping support for Blackberry products. In its blog the software developer announced: “Effective June 30th, Seesmic will discontinue support for Blackberry in order to focus development efforts on Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7.”

The unpredicted move will no doubt cause waves of panic through BlackBerry owner Research in Motion with questions to be ask over whether other developers will follow suit and exactly how deep this lack of confidence in the BlackBerry platform runs.

One possible reason for Seesmic's jumping ship could be the recent confirmation of an official Twitter application for the BlackBerry PlayBook with sales of the tablet failing to impress despite 500,000 units being shipped in the US during Q1 prior to the device's UK arrival last week.

Is the Blackberry platform falling behind the competition into the mire or did Seesmic simply know when it was beat? Let us know what you think via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.