Posts Tagged Tweetie 2

tweetiei2-largeWord came down on Friday first from Twitter, then from Loren Brichter himself that the Tweetie iPhone app (and soon the iPad app) had been acquired by Twitter. Loren Brichter will be joining the mobile team at Twitter.

In the coming weeks, Tweetie will be rebranded and re-released as Twitter for iPhone. The app will be free from that point on as well. Though once Twitter figures out their advertising strategy, we should expect to see that in the app as well. In addition, it was announced that we should see the iPad version of this renamed Tweetie soon as well.

Some are worried that Twitter releasing their own mobile client device could negatively impact the other mobile clients. While this will certainly be true to some extent, Tweetie is the best iPhone client and it is now going to be free after all. Others will need to differentiate themselves in some way to get attention and sales. Twitter applying their official stamp to an application still causes great concern by many. This will still allow other developers to compete as long as Twitter doesn’t create private APIs that only their client can access.

There was also great concern about what will become of the Macintosh OSX desktop version of Tweetie. That app is currently in development and waiting for a major revision based on the new core in Tweetie 2. Well Loren posted some good news on that this weekend. It is being worked on right now and a first beta should be delivered soon.

[via Twitter]

Tuesday Morning App HQ?

Christmas Time Is Here!
Christmas is in just four days, and the best gift of all is definitely a new iDevice for your loved one. Sure, you could give a plain ol’ iPod Touch or iPhone, but wouldn’t he/she be so much happier with an iDevice loaded up with a few apps? Here’s 4 that I think everyone should have.

1. Tweetie 2
Whether or not the person you are buying your iDevice for uses Twitter or not… they will very soon. They may scoff at the idea now, but the ability to Tweet about your surroundings with text message ease makes the idea far more attractive. Being the best of its kind, Tweetie 2 is the way to go for all of your narcissistic Twitter needs.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2009-10-09 :: Category: Social Networking

2. Midomi Sound Hound
It used to just be called Midomi, and it used to be absolutely free, but given the fact that Shazam charges too, I figured I’d go with Midomi for my recommendation. Like Shazam, Midomi can tag a song out of midair, but it goes one step further and pulls songs that you sing or hum into the mic. Is “Hey Mr. Tambourine Man” stuck in your head, but you can’t think of The Byrds? Pull out Midomi and start humming. Warning. If you are entirely tone deaf, this really won’t do you much good.

$6.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Music

3. Yelp
Sure, it’s an old, no-fun app, but it is an app that I use on almost every vacation I take. Just select ‘near me’, choose ‘restaurant’, and then pick. It’s that easy. If you need a bit more excitement in your life, I’d go with the even older UrbanSpoon, which does the same thing but leaves the selection process to the phone itself. Watching the slot machine selection process is great though.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Travel

4. Need For Speed: Undercover
I know I’m going to get flack for this, but here is my rationale. If you are pre-loading a game for this iDevice, I’m assuming that the person is somewhere between the ages of 13-18, and that they like games… otherwise they would probably just go buy their own games. You could certainly take a gamble and buy an RPG like SEED, Zenonia, or Inotia 2, but RPG’s really don’t show off the system like other games do. Remember, this is the game that people are going to show of to their buds and say, “Pshh, eat that PSP”. Personally, I would go with a tower defense game, but there is nothing sexy about tower defense. To show off the full graphics capabilities of the iDevice, I would go with a full speed racer. Most would probably say that Real Racing is the way to go here, but as a show-off piece, it falls in one crucial area… cut scenes. Sure, the cut scene does nothing to enhance the gameplay, but if you really want to stick it to your UMD toting, PSP playing friend, just show them that your iDevice can roll with a game complete with full motion video. NFS: Underground really is the most complete video game on the device, even if it may not be the best.

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-05-05 :: Category: Games

Vector TD
Speaking of Tower Defense, Candystand just put Vector TD onto the iPhone. Sure, it’s not the prettiest thing you’ll ever see, but if it’s anything like the web version, it will be fun. I’m just now downloading it to my iPhone, but I’ll hopefully have a review up soon.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-12-18 :: Category: Games

Big Dollars
For all the stories I hear of iPhone devs struggling to make ends meet, it’s good to hear a success story or two every once in a while. According to a recent Reuters article, Tapulous says that it is pulling in a million dollars a month from its ‘Tap Tap Revenge game series. According to the article, “Earlier this year, research group comScore said the game had been installed by one-third of Apple app users.”

Having only 20 employees total, the guys over at Tapulous are certainly doing well for themselves. They aren’t the only ones though… Lima Sky, the dev behind the Top 10 Paid App stalwart, Doodle Jump, recently announced that they have passed a million downloads. While they aren’t pulling in a $1mil a month, they are splitting all the profit between its 2 employees, Igor and Marko Pusenjak. Merry Christmas indeed.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-03-27 :: Category: Games

Big Finish
Well that’s all I have for this week. I hope all of you have a great holiday weekend… just don’t eat so much that you won’t be able to read 148apps on Monday. That just wouldn’t be good for anyone.

Tweetie 2 / Twitter Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The second coming of arguably the most popular Twitter client on the iPhone has arrived. Loren Brichter's Tweetie 2. But what features does this version bring, and can it really compete with the original in as far as style and ease of use? The answer? Yes. Yes it can. In every way.

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