We wrote previously about Twitter buying Tweetie with the intention to relaunch it as Twitter for iPhone. As of this afternoon the application which weighs in at 2.4MB, has been relaunched and is now available free in the Irish and US app stores. A quick play with the application shows a lot of promise. Share your views on the relaunch of Tweetie as Twitter for iPhone in the comments. iTunes link
Discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world with the official Twitter for iPhone app. Realtime search, Top Tweets, trending topics and maps show whats happening now everywhere and nearby.Tweet, send DMs, share photos, videos and links to your friends and the world. Don’t have an account? Just sign up from the app!
From Twitter’s blog:
Comprehensive analysis of the Twitter user experience in the iTunes App Store showed very plainly that people were looking for an app from Twitter—we didn’t have one so they generally got confused and gave up. Obviously, we saw room for improvement. Starting today, Twitter for iPhone and iPod touch is available for free on the iTunes App Store. Loren, Leland, and the rest of the Mobile team have artfully crafted an application that takes the Twitter experience to a whole new level of awesomeness. We hope you’ll love it like we do.