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The use of Twitter, the social networking wonder that allows users to share brief SMS-like tidbits with the world, has recently grown by leaps and bounds. (I use it regularly and am a huge fan.) Twitter can easily be accessed via any desktop or notebook browser, but the ability to run Twitter as a resident application makes it even easier to create "Tweets" and receive updates from your friends. Among the best Mac Twitter applications is Iconfactory’s Twitterrific. It is a lightweight application that makes "twittering" a breeze.
Things are different in iPhone-land, however. While "jailbroken" iPhones have been running a number of native Twitter applications, those of us whose iPhones are pristine have had to rely on a number of iPhone "web apps". I use Hahlo. It works fine but I would love the ease of a free-standing iPhone Twitter application.
Thanks to the folks at the Iconfactory we’ll have such an application when the Apple App Store comes on line next month. Iconfactory’s Twitterrific for iPhone will bring native Twitter-ing to the masses and will likely lead to increased adoption of Twitter as a means of staying connected to friends and family. As is the case with all social-networking, the more people using an application or service, the more powerful it becomes. Just named "Best iPhone Social Networking Application" at the Apple Design Awards, Twitterrific is already the app to beat.
While the iPhone version of Twitterrific was not demonstrated during WWDC, it can be seen on the webpage for Apple’s upcoming AppStore.
Twitterrific for iPhone will offer high and low density views that are suited for different usage scenarios and one handed operation that can be optimized for right or left-handed use. The iPhone 3G’s Core Location ability will be used…
–to integrate geographic location and communicate the user’s whereabouts
–issue "subtle animation effectsto reinforce state changes
–make it easy to locate friends, family and co-workers
Even the folks at the Iconfactory seem a bit stunned by the success of Twitterrific. According to their blog,
We’ve been making various software applications for a decade now, and in all that time, none of us would have expected such an unassuming little app to become our most well recognized piece of code.
According to the available image the application will be free once released.
Check back for a full review once it is released.
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