Official Twitter app now live on App Store

Twitter’s official app for the iPhone/iPod Touch is finally available for download on the App Store. For those not aware, Twitter announced earlier last month that they’ve acquired Atebit’s popular Tweetie app (my personal favorite on the iPhone) and re-branding it as “Twitter”. While the overall design hasn’t changed, its release version is now 3.0 and a bunch of new features have been introduced, including:

  • Search has been reorganized, now you can search all tweets and find users in the same spot, view Top Tweets and Browse Suggested users.
  • Search results now include Top Tweets, try it with Trends…winner combo!
  • You can now use Twitter without an account! Search, Browse uses, view trends and top tweets.
  • Sign-up is now availabile within the application as well, complete with Suggested user list.
  • More tab has been re-organized to accomplish all this. Users with one account can add a second account under the Accounts and Settings button here.
  • Actions we’ve found people use most, like Retweet have been moved to the main actions bar.
  • Minor tweaks were made to tweet rendering so they match Twitter.com tweets

Aside from the fact that the Tweetie Twitter is widely considered as one of the best clients on the iDevice, the app is now FREE with the re-release. So for those of you who use alternative twitter apps like Osfoora and Twitterena, will you be making the switch over? For the price, you really can’t go wrong with an awesome client like Twitter.

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  • Luffydkenshin

    At the very least, cant hurt to give it a try. Thanks for the info!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nitz1583/ Nitish

    Know what!?
    I’m currently using Twitterific (the most) and TweetDeck on my iPod Touch.

    I guess this shud replace Twitterific!!

  • Louis

    @Luffydkenshin Np. Can’t hurt to try something that’s free eh… especially when it’s a top notch product.

    @Nitish There are so many good choices out there. TweetDeck was my 2nd favorite behind Tweetie (now Twitter). Let us know how you like it!

  • http://www.touchmyapp.com shigzeo

    It could also be a working prototype of last year’s model – that is what I hope since… gawd – it is the same design AGAIN!

  • http://smartgeekgfx.carbonmade.com/ Nitish

    @Louis:

    Oh i like a lot now, some good features in the existing version. It even shows my Join Date :)

    One needs to have patience and spend time to understand what each option does, my most favorite feature is the “Pull down & Release to Refresh” :D

    I LOVE the way the Direct Messages are Grouped by the Twitter Handle which shows as a Conversation and in the Timeline – ‘in reply to’.

    Also the Retweets : by others, by me, mine retweeted.

    Overall i like the Twitter app, just few more updates by the developers & it’ll RocK.

    Twitter : @NiTiSHmurthy

  • Louis

    Nitish,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on ‘Twitter’. Yeah, since the Tweetie days, it was my favorite twitter client. With Twitter officially taking over, it’s safe to assume that the app will only get better. I too love how the DMs are grouped…makes it much easier to keep track when you have lots of activity.

  • http://smartgeekgfx.carbonmade.com/ Nitish

    Enjoy !! :D

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