Tweetie 2.1 iPhone App Adds Retweet, Lists and GeoLocation Features

Filed as Features on November 30, 2009 12:08 pm

Screen shot 2009-11-30 at 8.06.44 PMFrankly, I really don’t dig why anyone would actually pay for an iPhone app that can be had for free through another app. Take the case of Tweetie iPhone which has just released its version 2.1 (iTunes Link). While the newest version of this iPhone app is sprinkled with new features such as retweet, list and geolocation, it is still being offered as a paid app. The thing is, there are other Twitter iPhone which won’t cost you a dime to have on your iPhone. Are these features worthy of the price you have to pay to get the app?Well, maybe for some Twitter users who are very active Twitter users that they post most of their tweets via their mobile phones – these features are worthy enough. But for the majority of casual Twitter users, including me having these features may not be necessary at all. Hence, we refuse to pay for a Twitter iPhone app.

If you don’t mind paying for the Twitter iPhone app, then Tweetie 2.1 with its new features is definitely for you. Or if you are already a Tweetie user, you might want to get the new version of the iPhone app to use those features.  It’s a free upgrade for current users of Tweetie 2.0.

Of course aside from retweet, lists and geolocation features, you’d also get tons of other new features as well as bug fixes for problems in Tweetie version 2.0.

With that said, I’m still having second thoughts whether I should get Tweetie 2.1 or be contented with my current iPhone Twitter Client – Tweetdeck.

How about you? What Twitter client do you use on your iPhone? Will you be willing to spend for a Twitter client such as Tweetie 2.1?

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  1. By Spamboy posted on November 30, 2009 at 1:55 pm
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    @Arnold While other clients may have the same features for a lesser price, what you get with Tweetie is a robust, fast, and stable application, which isn’t always the case with others (especially TweetDeck). Its speed is well worth the price if you are a power Tweeter like myself (http://twitter.com/spamboy). Isn’t this also the first client to implement lists?

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  2. By Darnell Clayton posted on November 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm
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    The difference between premium and free Twitter apps is night and day (TweetDeck is the exception here).

    However Tweetie has the best UI out of Twitter apps out there, although it lacks Push Notification (which is sad).

    IMHO Echofon is the best thus far (due to it’s smart Push Notification), although Twittelator Pro is cool too.

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  3. By arnold posted on November 30, 2009 at 11:51 pm
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    @ Spamboy, @Darnell – You’ve actually convinced me to download Tweetie 2.1 guys. Will see how it fares up with long time iPhone Twitter client – TweetDeck.

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  4. By Barb McMillen posted on December 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm
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    Tweetie is a great short and simple Iphone app – very clean and fast. Or it was. The deal breaker for me is the implementation of the BETA Twitter RT method. Which entirely screws up the way I do (did) RT’s. At this point, I’ll be removing the app.

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  5. By Franky Branckaute posted on December 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm
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    I still have not updated to Tweetie 2. I don’t see why I should, I love the simplicity of Twitter and Tweetie (1).

    Personally I am totally not interested in telling everyone where I am and that there’s no one at home, no one to guard all the tools, gizmos and IT equipment, or follow several lists while on the road, away from the computer enjoying a real social life (not that I ever would do the latter).

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  6. By jeffkart posted on December 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm
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    Don’t like the new features. RTs are cut off if they’re too long. Quote Tweet is weird. Don’t like the arrows and original posters showing up as RTs. Bring back the old one. Boo.

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  8. By iphone developer posted on January 4, 2010 at 2:15 am
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    Cool app but once again, another app I could live without, especially since you have to pay to use it. Twitter already has too many apps for their website I feel like they would be better off if they made their website an exclusive app and made companies that make apps for their website pay them royalties or something.

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  10. By Aiping Wang Fulepp posted on February 9, 2010 at 1:14 pm
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  11. By TvvitterBug posted on February 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm
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    Nice article!

    I think the Twitter client landscape has really changed in 2010. New approaches and design strategies have yielded some remarkable new Twitter clients. One in particular is TvvitterBug. It eloquently combines simplicity with great functionality and entertaining animations to give you the most out of your Twitter experience.

    TvvitterBug 1.3 is currently in the approval process for release on the App Store this week. This release brings together the culmination of all the features, capabilities, and functionality most sought after in an iPhone/iPod Twitter App, including:

    1. All of the power you want, without the complexity you don’t.
    2. Five (TvvitterBug exclusive) user-customizable Tweet Views.
    3. Up to Five user accounts easily accessible from any view through a simple drag-down menu.
    4. Persistent Tweets between launchings so you can view your tweets anytime.
    5. Double-Tap Instant Update to easily and quickly refresh your tweet views on demand.
    6. Built-in Photo capabilities to add photos directly to your tweets.
    7. Built-in Translation support using any of the state-of-the-art web translation engines you choose, such as Google Translate, Yahoo Babelfish, or Promt Translator.
    8. Built-in Web Access to view tweet embedded pictures and other URLs.
    9. Editable User Profile, including setting a new Avatar picture.
    10. Support for both “Fixed” and “Editable” Retweets – your choice.
    11. Landscape support for both Views and Keyboard.
    12. Automatic Language detection and display – great when you’re surfing!
    13. Automatic last-state restore on subsequent launchings.
    14. It also supports Lists, Spam reporting, deleting tweets, follow/unfollow, favorite/unfavorite, search of Message, From, and/or To in any timeline, Search and Trends timelines.
    15. The same ease-of-use and lightning fast operation as the original version.

    I think your readers would be interested in learning more about TvvitterBug from one of your reviews.

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