I don’t know about you, but when it comes to the apps on my iPhone, I like to keep things official where I can. I was thrilled when the official ‘Facebook for iPhone’ app first came out but was constantly searching for an official Twitter app.
There were obvious front runners in the market such as Tweetie and Twitterific whose clients were easy to use with clean and beautiful user interfaces. Yet I always wished for an official app from Twitter as (supposedly) that would be the best on the market, but I could never find one… until now.
Twitter founder Evan Williams has announced that the company will be buying Tweetie (an iPhone Twitter client) from creator Loren Brichter and will be renaming it Twitter for iPhone. It will be the first official iPhone Twitter app from Twitter itself and will be available in the App Store for free!
Williams says that “People are looking for an app from Twitter, and they’re not finding one. So, they get confused and give up. It’s important that we optimize for user benefit and create an awesome experience.”
Brichter will be joining the Twitter mobile team, and he’ll be working alongside them to eventually create a Twitter for iPad app as well. Williams also said that the Twitter for iPhone app should be available “in the coming weeks” although there was no word on when the iPad version would be released.
Check out the news from the official Twitter blog.
More details to come….