Tweetie 2.0

anjinha

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Oct 21, 2006
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You know that I'm a Twitter addict. I have three accounts with a combined following of about 20,000 people. And I've used every single Twitter app in the App Store.

At the end of the day, I'm always recommending Tweetie - $2.99 worth of app goodness that I've never regretted parting with. While other Twitter apps seem to focus on adding features that bloat the software and make navigation confusing, Tweetie is all about simplicity without sacrificing features.

Now, as I'm happy to be the first to tell you, Tweetie 2 for iPhone is coming soon. Continue reading for lots of information on what this completely rebuilt and revamped app has to offer.
Full article here.
 

Unspoken Demise

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Wait, is it an update or a whole new app? I was under the impression after reading the article that it was a new app. Am I wrong? Did I miss a sentence?
 

The General

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I really hope that last picture isn't from Tweetie 2.0. Pinstripes are hideous, and so is everything about that screenshot.

It;s an update. Hopefully will crash less than 1.2 does.
If you're using 1.2, you should upgrade to 1.3.1.
 

jbennardo

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Wow... another $2.99? I liked Tweetie enough to buy it but I'm not sure I want to Re-Buy it :(
 

stevearm

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I REALLY hope the simplicity remains, ie. the same 5 tabs at the bottom and quick/easy to use functionality.
 

tobefirst

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The app sounds promising, but I'm not too excited about paying again for the application. We'll see if I upgrade or not. Perhaps now is the time to look at another Twitter app?
 

jbennardo

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The app sounds promising, but I'm not too excited about paying again for the application. We'll see if I upgrade or not. Perhaps now is the time to look at another Twitter app?
Looks that way...

I used the free version of Twitterific for a while but ended up going with Tweetie because I just liked it a bit better and it got such great reviews from everyone.
 

Unspoken Demise

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I just downloaded Tweetie last night, and now I hear of this. Makes me sad, but for all those features, Ill shell out another 3$.
 

jbennardo

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I just downloaded Tweetie last night, and now I hear of this. Makes me sad, but for all those features, Ill shell out another 3$.
To be honest I skimmed the article so the update may be worth $3. I'll see when it comes out.

In other more important news, why aren't you following me on Twitter? :p

or are you?:confused:
 

Unspoken Demise

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To be honest I skimmed the article so the update may be worth $3. I'll see when it comes out.

In other more important news, why aren't you following me on Twitter? :p

or are you?:confused:
Good question!
Am I?
The answer is no.
Follow me. :D
(search demi twitter thread. I dont want to discuss it out here™)
 

str1f3

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The app sounds promising, but I'm not too excited about paying again for the application. We'll see if I upgrade or not. Perhaps now is the time to look at another Twitter app?
I agree that 2.0 products shouldn't have to require an upgrade fee but unless it is worth it and the upgrade is significant. Loren supposedly has been working at this night and day for months and he is a one man team. He just didn't upgrade the code, he's written a new app from the ground up. I'll gladly pay the upgrade price for what I and many considering is the best twitter app out there. I just hope it has the same look and feel of the Mac app.
 

mjt2810

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Developer blog post ...

Can be found here, just 'tweeted' ..

http://atebits.cachefly.net/blog/static-bigbird-redux1.html

Tweetie is the only app I keep coming back to, whenever I try an alternative twitter client, none (even TweetDeck) come close. Simple and feature rich.

I don't have an issue with parting a few pennies for the new application if it is of the same quality as Tweetie1.

Just looking forward to the available date.

M.
 

yetanotherdave

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It's only $3, but it still makes me feel a bit narked, I've paid for this app, and he wants me to pay again?

And I know I'll buy it too, so I guess it works for him.
 

Fedorov

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The only bad thing about the AppStore is it's turned almost everybody into cheapskates, I mean seriously it's almost every thread you see on forums these days someone whining that something should me 99 cents or FREE.

Reality check people, most of these QUALITY apps are costing less than a cup of coffee or a pint of beer!

Anyone that has bought and already used Tweetie will know how good the app is at v1.0 and just reading the authors blog shows you how much effort has gone into making v2.0 NOT just a tacky update, it is a whole new version and I'm more than happy to support a great app by a great developer who needs to make a living....
 

Zman3001

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You guys do realize that Simply Tweet has all of the features Tweetie 2 has, and one that Tweetie 2 doesn't have, Push Notifications. Plus, the author of Simply Tweet communicates better with the customers all while working very hard on the app, and even lets a lot of users on the betas.

I just think Loren went a bit too far this time, with months of non communication (even after the first twitter failure AND the 3.0 Apple upgrade), and now screwing over the early adopters. There are better alternatives out there, unlike when Tweetie first came out and there was little to no competition as there wasn't anything close.
 

Fedorov

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Jun 18, 2009
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I somewhat agree and should have mentioned that I am a very happy SimplyTweet user as it currently offers so much more than Tweetie - I'll be getting Tweetie 2.0 to compare though, let battle commence...
 

sananda

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I was wondering why some of @stephenfry's tweets were coming from Big Bird and so this is it.
 

str1f3

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You guys do realize that Simply Tweet has all of the features Tweetie 2 has, and one that Tweetie 2 doesn't have, Push Notifications. Plus, the author of Simply Tweet communicates better with the customers all while working very hard on the app, and even lets a lot of users on the betas.

I just think Loren went a bit too far this time, with months of non communication (even after the first twitter failure AND the 3.0 Apple upgrade), and now screwing over the early adopters. There are better alternatives out there, unlike when Tweetie first came out and there was little to no competition as there wasn't anything close.
I believe that you do get push notifications on Tweetie 2 with the ability to choose which users you want pushed (see TechCrunch link posted earlier). As for the lack of communication, Loren has communicated about it in the first place you would guess: Twitter. He has answered some (not all as you would expect) from various people about how Tweetie 2 was progressing.

As for SimplyTweet, I'm sure it's a great app (like many other twitter apps) but a lot of people enjoy Tweetie. For example I really liked Twitterrific but I found it was not as fast or as easy to use as Tweetie although it had a better GUI. It had a simple interface and allowed you to do what you wanted very quickly.
 

Zman3001

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I believe that you do get push notifications on Tweetie 2 with the ability to choose which users you want pushed (see TechCrunch link posted earlier). As for the lack of communication, Loren has communicated about it in the first place you would guess: Twitter. He has answered some (not all as you would expect) from various people about how Tweetie 2 was progressing.

As for SimplyTweet, I'm sure it's a great app (like many other twitter apps) but a lot of people enjoy Tweetie. For example I really liked Twitterrific but I found it was not as fast or as easy to use as Tweetie although it had a better GUI. It had a simple interface and allowed you to do what you wanted very quickly.
You have to compare Loren's "secretive" communications on twitter (i'm following him and saw little to nothing) to the constant and clear twitter updates from the Simply Tweet and Twittelator developers. The tech crunch article is the only one to mention Push. Loren's own website says little to nothing about Push except something confusing about it might be activated later.

The only intriguing feature for me is to link contacts, which is useful for maybe only one or two of my twitter followers as most are people I don't really know in real life. Every other screen shot of Tweetie 2 is something I have seen already from either Simply Tweet or Twittelator. Really, I think the only reason Loren waited so long to update Tweetie was to try and copy features from the newer big twitter client players. As I said, Tweetie was the best hands down and very unique a year ago before 3.0 and before major competition rolled in. But it rested on its award winning laurels, and now it has fallen behind. Tweetie 2 isn't really as innovative as it is playing catchup with the other major twitter clients.
 

Kahnyl

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I bought Grand Theft Auto 1 in the ninties and those Rockstar ****ers have been trying to charge me for new versions ever since!