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Twitter Tightens Grip on Smarthphone Twitter Apps

For the last 2 years it appeared that the popularity of 3rd party applications for Twitter on smartphones overshadowed the popularity of the social media behemoth. However, the year 2010 saw aggressive moves from Twitter in making sure that it established itself as the main application developer of smartphones apps for Twitter.

iPhone Twitter App

Perhaps the boldest move was the acquisition of Tweetie. The Tweetie iPhone client was designed by Atebits. The growth of this Twitter application was so tremendous that Twitter acquired application developer Atebits on April 11, 2010.

The Tweetie iPhone app was relaunched as the Twitter iPhone app on May 17, 2010. The current version 3.2.1 is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

The acquisition of Atebits allows Twitter to release almost simultaneous updates of the Twitter iPhone app every time it updates the main Twitter site.

Blackberry Twitter App
While Twitter did not release the official Twitter Blackberry app, Twitter was heavily involved in the development of this app with Research in Motion.

This app was launched on April 9, 2010.

Here’s a small list of the tasks that you can complete with the Blackberry Twitter app:

  • Get your Direct Messages as soon as they arrive
  • Tweet, reply to Tweets, re-Tweet and send Direct Messages
  • Post a link from your BlackBerry® Browser
  • Take a funny picture and upload it
  • Search for, and type @Usernames quickly with Auto Complete
  • Edit re-Tweets with the Quote Tweet feature
  • View profiles from anywhere in the app with Go to User
  • Search for specific users or browse suggested users listed by category

Android Twitter App

Last but not least, Twitter is the developer of the official Twitter app for Android smartphones.

Here are some screen shots of the November 2010 release (click for larger images):

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Access Twitter on your mobile device by using one of our free Twitter apps for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows7 and Android.

To get the latest apps, go to on your mobile device.

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4 Replies

  1. I just downloaded echofon this weekend. I like the added features that are available to make it easier for me to manage my tweets. I tried twitter’s app but didn’t like it as much as echofon. I also downloaded twitbird this weekend, but so far, echofon is what the doctor ordered for my tweeting needs.

  2. I used twitter application on my iPhone. Very handy, but distracts from the work :)

  3. Thanks for sharing this one Im one the twitter user in Phone, and its really great because now we dont need to open our computer just to check our twitter.

  4. Have a smartphone apps was really great, and very helpful because those phone are really needed when you are in outbound you can connect in facebook or in Skype.

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