Frankly, 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?