Whenever you go onto the top 25 free applications on the app store, you usually see a lite version, some utility or some completely pointless application (no offense). You don’t often see a quality game without having limits unless it was promoted with FAAD, or OpenFeint, or some other free
Today Loren Brichter, the developer behind Tweetie [App Store, $2.99], announced that Tweetie for iPhone has been acquired by Twitter. According to the post on his blog, Brichter is joining Twitter's mobile team to begin transforming "Tweetie" into "Twitter" for both the iPhone and the iPad. Additionally, Twitter has announced that Tweetie will soon be renamed "Twitter for iPhone" and made free for iPhone and iPod touch users.
No release dates have been announced as of yet, but we're guessing it won't take too long!
FutureTap today released an update to its popular points of interest finder, Where To, which now includes TomTom integration. The new feature allows users to save a location to their TomTom app for quick and intuitive navigation to their chosen point of interest. The "Add to My TomTom" feature requires version 1.3 of the TomTom app.
FutureTap also added a variety of other features to the Where To, which are listed after the break.
Twitter has announced a new mobile interface for accessing the Twitter website on the iPhone and other similarly large-screened smartphones. The new interface sports a look closer to that of Twitter on the PC. The developer team rebuilt the mobile site from scratch using Twitter's API's, and includes Reply, Retweet, and Favorite functions, as well as views for Mentions and Direct Messages. They're still working out some of the issues showing up on Blackberries, but they hope to replace m.Twitter.com with the new code soon.
TapFactory today announced that its dedicated video tweeting app, TweetVid [App Store, $0.99], is available for sale on the App Store. The app allows iPhone 3GS owners to record and upload videos to Twitter using a simple, easy to use interface. TweetVid exclusively uses TwitVid to host your videos, so it may not be right for folks who like other services. Otherwise it's really shiny, costs $0.99, and comes from an awesome developer, so we totally recommend it to people who want this type of app.
The only thing I don't understand is why, if you already have a Twitter app, you'd need a separate app just for recording video. Anyone wanna explain that? Thanks.
Favstar.fm today launched Favit [App Store, $2.99], their official tweet discovery app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app's purpose is simple–to show you the most entertaining tweets on Twitter. Tweets are shown one at a time to let you focus on them individually. To load another, you simply swipe right to left. If you like a tweet, you're encouraged to "fave" it by tapping the giant star. People who show up on Favstar like stars, so you should give them often.
Tweets come in via Favstar and are selected using lots of really smart algorithm thingies. Or robots. Robots with a good sense of humor. The Favstar robits are also smart enough to only show you tweets that you haven't starred yet so you don't run into repeats.
Today atebits released Tweetie 2 [App Store, $2.99], the next edition of the wildly popular Twitter client. This all new version has been rewritten from scratch and includes additions such as full landscape support, caching of your timeline, drafts, TextExpander support [App Store, $4.99], Favrd integration, and so much more! You can check out our full review of Tweetie 2 in the Reviews section.
Loren Brichter announced today that the next major release of Tweetie for iPhone has entered the final development stages and will soon be released. Tweetie 2.0 has been completely re-written and comes with many new features including full landscape mode, video support, drafts, TextExpander support, and more.
SlashGear reports that Apple has reversed their decision to stop allowing developers to issue promo codes for apps rated ages 17+. This means that developers of apps that include web content, such as Twitter or IM clients, will now be able to give out promo codes. Apple has yet to clarify their reasoning for both their initial decision or why they changed their mind.
Today Polar Bear Farm released Tweet Push [App Store], an application that pushes new tweets to your iPhone or iPod touch. Right now when new direct messages or mentions come in, Tweet Push will alert you with the message "You have new tweets!" The cool thing is that Tweet Push works along side your favorite Twitter app to display the tweets. After selecting which app you'd like to use (it must be installed), tapping "View" will bring you to the selected app! In a few days, Polar Bear Farm plans to roll out a management page which will let you receive all tweets from your timeline (not just mentions and DMs), change how often your tweets are checked, customize the notification sound, and preview the text from your last received tweet.