Twitter Tops 1M Registered Apps, Debuts New Twitter Developers Site

Twitter has topped the 1 million mark in registered applications, from more than 750,000 developers, and the microblogging site launched a new Twitter Developers site to kick off its quest for the next million.

Twitter has topped the 1 million mark in registered applications, from more than 750,000 developers, and the microblogging site launched a new Twitter Developers site to kick off its quest for the next million.

From the milestone announcement on the Twitter Blog:

Application developers play a fundamental role in helping people get the best out of Twitter. As an ecosystem, we’ve just crossed 1 million registered applications, built by more than 750,000 developers around the world. This is up from 150,000 apps just a year ago. A new app is registered every 1.5 seconds, fueling a spike in ecosystem growth in the areas of analytics, curation, and publisher tools.

Investors and businesses are taking note. Since December 2010, more than $500 million has been invested in ecosystem companies, and more than $1 billion has been paid out in acquisitions. This level of investment is indicative of the opportunity for developers and entrepreneurs to build successful businesses as part of the Twitter platform.

As for the new Twitter Developers site, it was built as a Drupal-based community solution with help from commercial solutions developer Acquia, and it offers developers access to documents, application-program interfaces, tips, tutorials, a blog, and forums.

Acquia CEO Tom Erickson said:

We are proud to be working with Twitter on this important effort. It demonstrates Acquia’s ability to deliver enterprise-scale applications, and reinforces that Drupal is truly a best-of-breed platform for community websites.

Twitter director of platform Ryan Sarver added:

Twitter has always been deeply supportive of open-source efforts like Drupal. We made the decision to go with Acquia and Drupal for our new dev.twitter.com site because of the customization and flexibility.