Twitter has been adding features like its new embeddable timeline widget to help expand its presence across the web, and as a result the social network has decided to close down its @Anywhere developer platform. @Anywhere is described as "an easy-to-deploy solution" for adding Twitter communication to a site, and includes features like the "follow" button and the "tweet box" for tweeting without leaving a website. "As Twitter for Websites has evolved," Twitter's Jason Costa explained, "it has improved upon many of the features we introduced with @Anywhere." Twitter is offering alternatives to those tools that are a part of @Anywhere with one exception — Hovercards, which display a user's real name, username, and location. "We haven't seen it deliver the value to users we hoped for," Costa said of Hovercard. @Anywhere will be turned off on December 6th.
Twitter switching off @Anywhere developer platform to focus on 'Twitter for Websites'
Twitter has announced that come December it will be shutting of its @Anywhere platform of developer tools.