A few sharp-eyed iPhone users have noticed that one of the best Twitter apps for the iPhone is no longer available for download.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Tweetie 2 app is now missing from the App store.
What could this mean?
Developers often remove their apps voluntarily to ensure the newest version is released when they choose. What this likely means is that Apple has already approved the new Twitter for iPhone, and now Twitter just has to put it in the store.
In a blog post about a month back Twitter announced that it had acquired Tweetie and will rename it Twitter for iPhone, thus announcing the makings of an official Twitter for the iPhone. On top of that Twitter has said that it will be making the app free (Tweetie is a US$2.99/RM10.00 app at the moment) and will be releasing it “in the coming weeks”.
Twitter posted the announcement on April 9…it’s now over a month, so is a launch near?
Well, it sure does look like it. In fact the net’s buzzing with predictions that Twitter for iPhone will be launched sometime today or tomorrow.
We’ve been using the official Twitter for Android app and we’re liking it very much. Judging by that, Twitter can only improve on the awesomeness of Tweetie. Even before it’s launched, Twitter for iPhone is already better priced (assuming that the official app will indeed be free).
In any case, we’ll keep you posted once it is available. We can’t wait to try it out!