Twitter is the boss of Twitter apps

Oct 12, 2009
Tech

Editor’s Note: Tweetie 2 is now the official Twitter app While the $2.99 price tag for the newly released Tweetie 2 is drawing backlash from Alyssa Milano and other elements of the Twitterati, it is already emerging as the boss of all Twitter-based iPhone apps. Whether you are an avid tweeter, or just getting around […]

Editor’s Note: Tweetie 2 is now the official Twitter app

While the $2.99 price tag for the newly released Tweetie 2 is drawing backlash from Alyssa Milano and other elements of the Twitterati, it is already emerging as the boss of all Twitter-based iPhone apps. Whether you are an avid tweeter, or just getting around to publishing your first 140-character comment, this is an app that you should download today.

Tweetie 2 is not so much an upgrade of the pioneering app released 11 months ago as it is a completely new experience. Among the new features available on Tweetie 2 are the ability to integrate your Twitter contacts with your address book, a more intuitive way to react and respond to threaded conversations, a new function for retweeting and an easier-to-manage system for previewing and shortening URLs.

If you are like me and manage multiple Twitter accounts, you will appreciate the seamless way Tweetie 2 allows you to go from one account to another. I also appreciate how the app saves previous activity so when you take a break and come back it picks up right where you left off.

Like its predecessor, Tweetie 2 will set the standard for new functionality we should expect from mobile Twitter clients. I don’t personally understand why so many people are critical of a nominal three dollar charge that will ultimately subsidize new features we have not yet thought of but when released will become second nature. With Tweetie 2, you get an immediate return on your investment. Now go ahead and tell the world about it.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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