• Seesmic Web One-Ups Brizzly With Lists AND Geolocation Support (Kind Of)

    Earlier this week, Seesmic rolled out support for the new Twitter Lists for its Desktop client. Today, that same functionality comes to its web-based client. And with it comes a bonus: Geolocation support. Now, to be clear, most users still won’t be able to use this geolocation support just yet, as Twitter has yet to enable it for most users. But if you do happen to have it, Seesmic… Read More

  • Tweetie 2.1 Coming Soon With Retweet, Geolocation, And Some List Support

    By now, Tweetie 2 has probably stormed your iPhone. If not, you should check it out; in our opinion, it’s the best Twitter iPhone app out there (and yes, definitely worth the $3 [iTunes link]). But developer Loren Brichter isn’t resting on his laurels. Instead, he’s hard at work on Tweetie 2.1. So what’s new? Well, there are a ton of small bug fixes, but also some… Read More

  • Facebook 3.1 With Notifications Should Soon Highlight The iPhone Push Problem

    Sometime soon, Facebook 3.03 for the iPhone will be available in the App Store. It should be a small update with some bug fixes. The bigger news is what will be coming soon after it: Facebook 3.1 for the iPhone, complete with Push Notifications. While we’ve long suspected that this would be a feature in the next major iteration, developer Joe Hewitt confirmed it tonight on Twitter. And… Read More

  • So, Tweetie 2 Is Awesome. What's Next?

    As we noted on Friday, Tweetie 2, the new iPhone Twitter client by Atebits, launched in the App Store. We did a preview of it a few weeks ago, noting that it was the best Twitter client out there. Judging from the response on Twitter and elsewhere, most seem to agree. So what’s next? Atebits has a short post today outlining what we can expect from them coming up. First and foremost are… Read More

  • Tweetie 2 Lives! Get It While It's Hot

    A couple weeks ago we did a preview of Tweetie 2, the next version of the iPhone Twitter client. To say there was a lot of interest in obtaining the app is an understatement. And now you can. Earlier today, Apple approved the app, and it just went live in the App Store. You may not be able to find it through a search right now, but use this link to go directly to it. Read More

  • Confirmed: Twitter Has Begun Geolocation Rollout

    As we first reported last night, Twitter appeared to have turned on at least part of its new Geolocation API. Today, the company has confirmed the roll out on its API Announcement Google Group page. As Twitter API team member Raffi Krikorian writes today, “as some of you may have already noticed, we’ve started going through the first steps to get the geolocation API out our… Read More

  • Echofon (Formerly TwitterFon) Unveils A Simple And Fast Native Mac Twitter Client

    Yesterday, when I wrote that Tweetie was the best iPhone Twitter client not everyone agreed. Fair enough, there are a few other really great ones including Birdfeed (which we’ve covered here) and Echofon (the app formerly known as TwitterFon). And the team behind Echofon has today rolled something that puts it ahead of Tweetie in at least one regard: A native Mac client that syncs with… Read More

  • Preview: Tweetie 2 Takes The Best iPhone Twitter App And Ups The Sex Appeal

    There is absolutely no shortage of Twitter apps available for the iPhone. But in my mind (and the minds of many others) one stands above all the rest: Tweetie. And while the app has undergone several small tweaks since it was first released last year, a big time revamp is about to hit: Tweetie 2. We’ve been testing out of the app for a few weeks now, and I’m happy to report… Read More

  • The Top Ten Twitter Apps On The iPhone Among Early Adopters

    What are the top Twitter apps on the iPhone? It’s hard to say because the iTunes store doesn’t have a Twitter category (Twitter apps are lumped in under “Social Networking). But AppsFire, the iPhone app sharing service, might have an answer—at least for the early adopter crowd who tend to use AppsFire (i.e. people like you, dear reader). AppsFire looks at apps… Read More

  • Birdfeed: Finally, An iPhone Twitter Client To Match Tweetie's Speed And Simplicity

    If you own an iPhone, chances are you have at least one Twitter client on it. And while everyday seems to bring new ones into the App Store, at the end of the day, Tweetie always seems to be the one that I go back to. TwitterFon, Twitterriffic and most recently, TweetDeck, all are worthy challengers, but I find each of them lacking in some regard. Usually, it’s either speed or simplicity. Read More

  • TweetDeck Nears For The iPhone. Set To Battle Tweetie

    Digg co-founder Kevin Rose got his hands on a new iPhone application that a lot of people will be interested in: TweetDeck. Yes, the popular desktop application is coming to the iPhone “soon,” according to Rose. But what’s really interesting about it is his statement that, “I can say now that it’s going to replace tweetie as my default twitter iphone… Read More

  • The More Followers You Have, The More You Tweet. Or Is It The Other Way Around?

    Oh, the burdens of popularity. We already know that most people on Twitter are sheep with few followers and who don’t Tweet much. But what about the rams? If you want to lead a flock on Twitter, you need to be heard. People with 100 followers send out an average of 2.4 Tweets per day, while those with 1,800 followers Tweet an average of 10.2 a day, according to a new study by Sysomos… Read More

  • Are Social Network Aggregators The New Cheese?

    Here’s a question that’s been running through my head ever since Michael posted about FriendFeed being in danger of becoming the coolest app no one uses: exactly how many startups out there are trying to be the one social networking service aggregator to rule them all, and how many is enough? It seems like every day startups come up with new applications, be it for desktop, Web… Read More

  • PeopleBrowsr Tosses Its Hat In The Twitter/Facebook Desktop Client Ring

    There is a heated competition taking place for which Twitter/Facebook desktop client is the fairest of them all. We’ve written about about TweetDeck, Twhirl / Seesmic Desktop, AlertThingy, Sobees, and the clients that focus only on Twitter (Tweetie, Nambu, Twitterific, etc.). Now, PeopleBrowsr, is entering beta with a free Adobe AIR-powered desktop app that integrates Twitter, Facebook… Read More

  • Twitterrific Comes Roaring Back Into The iPhone Twitter App Wars

    During the past several months, a war has been brewing between Twitter apps for the iPhone. But it’s been largely two-sided. You were either in the Twitterfon camp or the Tweetie camp. And if you were using any other app, it was only because you didn’t know any better. But with the release of Twitterrific 2.0 [iTunes link] for the iPhone, a new player has entered the… Read More

  • Keep It Simple, Stupid

    K-I-S-S: Keep It Simple, Stupid. It’s a mantra that always pops into my head when I’m looking at new startups. A lot of them seem to want to do a million different things because other companies have been successful at one of those things in the past. But that’s a bad idea. Way too many new products and services are too complicated. And I would suggest, often fail as a… Read More

  • Here Comes Twitter Spam And How To Fight It

    A spam-less Twitter feed might just be too good to be true. Spam is becoming an increasing problem on Twitter and something has to be done to separate the wheat from the chaff. Spammers are using Twitter as a tool by replying to your @username, which then causes the Tweets to show up in your timeline. There isn’t really a way to filter Twitter spam directly from a Twitter client. But… Read More

  • Tweetie For Mac: A Powerful, Native Twitter Client For The Masses

    Today sees the public launch of Tweetie for Mac, the desktop-based big brother of what many (myself included) consider to be the iPhone’s best Twitter client. I’ve been playing around with a beta version of the app for the last few days since my initial preview last Thursday, and I’m happy to say that my enthusiasm for the application hasn’t waned. It’s sleek… Read More