Tweetie (won 2009 Apple Design Award) will be renamed “Twitter for iPhone” and made free (currently USD$2.99) in the iTunes AppStore in the coming weeks.
The Tweetie developer, Loren Brichter, will be hired as a key member of Twitter mobile team and help Twitter in the development of “Twitter for iPad”.
My two cents
Tweetie is a great twitter client for iPhone, which I’m currently using too. I’m glad that Twitter acquired the app and make it free. A good news for all iPhone users!
However, I also hope that the acquisition would not terminate the development of “Tweetie for Mac”, another project of Loren Brichter.
Tweetie for Mac has not been updated for a long time. I afraid, after working with Twitter, Loren might not have anymore spare time to update the software.
It seems like Twitter is actively entering Twitter client market, which I think is a must. Personally, I don’t visit Twitter website to tweet. I only tweet on my twitter client, on iPhone or Mac.
So, first is Twitter for BlackBerry, then Twitter for iPhone. What’s next? Twitter for Android? Twitter for Symbian (Nokia)?