A month ago Twitter acquired Loren Brichter’s company Atebits, which is responsible for Tweetie, probably the most famous Twitter client on the iPhone. Twitter wanted to create an own application on every device, and now after Android and Blackberry, the iPhone finally has its official Twitter app.
I have always been a huge Tweetie fanboy. I used it for months and encouraged others to do so as well. Now that Tweetie, or Twitter For iPhone, is free there’s no more reason not to use it.
But what’s new? This update is not as huge as the last update to version 2.0 but still it brings in some new features.
The icon has changed. Now you just have a white bird on a blue background, which is a little worse than the old one after all in my opinion.
More important, the search tab has changed. You can now search for all public tweets, nearby tweets and people and also browse suggested users from various categories.
Also there’s a new feature regarding the trending topics. You now have an overview of some of the top tweets mentioning the trending topics which you can scroll trough vertically.
Last but not least Loren Brichter has changed the Retweet functions in Twitter For iPhone. The native retweets function is now directly embeded in the menu that comes up when swiping right or left on a tweet.
Get Twitter For iPhone on the App Store.