Twitter’s director of platform Ryan Sarver announced on Friday that he will be leaving the company by the end of this month. Sarver has worked closely on developing and updating the platform over the past four years.
Sarver said in a tweet, “After four incredible, indelible years at Twitter the time has come for me to fly the coop. My last day will be June 28.” Sarver worked on consumer products at Skyhook Wireless for three years and founded real estate startup Bluetrim in 2005 before he decided to shift his loyalties towards Twitter.
After four incredible, indelible years at Twitter the time has come for me to fly the coop. My last day will be June 28. No plans but rest.
— Ryan Sarver (@rsarver) May 31, 2013
Over the years, Sarver has worked with Twitter’s surrounding ecosystem that includes thousands of developers developing various apps for the social networking platform. Sarver joined the company in 2009 under a very different regime, when Twitter co-founder Evan Williams was still the CEO of the company. Williams was known for his “let a thousand flowers bloom” attitude towards the Twitter ecosystem, which encouraged developers to use the Twitter API for all the possible applications and businesses.
Ryan Sarver will surely be missed at Twitter
Though the scenario has under gone a drastic change under current CEO Dick Costolo, Sarver believes that every change was for the good of the company. Halfway through his time at Twitter, Sarver was bestowed with the responsibility of shepherding developers into a shifting world where Twitter applications were getting a different meaning. This change sometimes resulted in Sarver facing the heat from the upset developer community – who sometimes would have no idea about the different type of apps that they were expected to develop.
Though his tweet suggests that he has no future plans as of now, one surely knows that Sarver will be one of the most sort after persons once he quits Twitter. This has been made possible because of his seamless contribution to the social networking platform.