Twitter, the SMS of the internet have announced they are going to launch an iPhone app. Rather than create an app from scratch they have acquired Tweetie, which is one of the top Twitter iPhone apps.
Tweetie currently costs 2.99USD in the app store, but it will soon be free and renamed Twitter for iPhone. Queue the moans of people who paid for the application in the first place.
Tweetie is a great choice for Twitter as it is already popular in the app store. Although here in the ipadiphoneblog.com office, we love our tweetdeck! The application will also be set to work for the iPad in the near future.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve entered into an agreement with Atebits (aka Loren Brichter) to acquire Tweetie, a leading iPhone Twitter client. Tweetie will be renamed Twitter for iPhone and made free (currently $2.99) in the iTunes AppStore in the coming weeks. Loren will become a key member of our mobile team that is already having huge impact with device makers and service providers around the world. Loren’s work won the 2009 Apple Design Award and we will eventually launch Twitter for iPad with his help.”