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Tweetbot for iPad Hits The App Store

Popular iPhone Twitter client Tweetbot has finally arrived on the iPad, with a user interface instantly familiar to any current Tweetbot user. Designed for the Twitter power-user, Tweetbot packs a lot of punch into an intuitive, slick interface, with unique functionality like Smart Gestures which give quick access to a variety of features through double or triple-taps.

The Next Web and Business Insider have more in-depth reviews.

The app is $2.99 and is a separate purchase from the iPhone app, a fact some users may dislike, but Tweetbot co-developer Paul Haddad explained his thoughts behind the pricing strategy to Business Insider:
People complain that it isn't $.99 or free. But we never said we'd make Tweetbot universal. If you look at the other paid universal Twitter clients they are for the most part $5 and I think we have more features than those, so we're comfortable with the pricing and having separate apps.

Also released today was Tweetbot 2.0 for iPhone, bringing updated timeline, direct message, and reply views, as well as a number of other smaller changes. It's a solid upgrade that's free for current Tweetbot for iPhone users.

Tweetbot for iPad is available for $2.99 from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Tweetbot 2.0 for iPhone is available for $2.99 from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 33 months ago
Sheesh, skip your afternoon coffee. Solved your $3 problem. Quality apps cost money and this isn't that much money.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
Okay, I agree the iPhone app is great, but it feels kind of a ripoff even though its just $2.99.

Just make a universal app and sell it for $2.99.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

At least they didn't call it "Tweetbot HD", something that always bugs me as iPad apps are lower resolution than iPhone.
I have no problem with this pricing, they make very nice apps, well worth the money and used daily, and I wont hesitate to buy this, as soon as I get home to my iPad.


1024x768

960x640

WAT
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

You can prove anything with facts.
ok, fine, looks lower res than iPhone.


You are confusing resolution with pixel density. They are two different things. :D
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

I just wish there is a universal version. Sell it for $3.99. It feels wrong to have 2 separate apps. Oh well.


Yeah, because people who own both an iPad and iPhone are obviously too poor to pay $4 for something.

And it certainly isn't for the "principle." The developer has to do extra work to make and maintain an iPad version.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
I just wish there is a universal version. Sell it for $3.99. It feels wrong to have 2 separate apps. Oh well.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

I agree that a universal version is the way to go moving forward. Just increase the price to cover both the iPhone & iPad versions.


Why should the people that have one device subsidize the price for people that have both an iPhone and an iPad? :)
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago



As for the developer's comments - I find it perversely amusing that people who will drop several hundred dollars on a device will then complain about spending $3 on quality software for it. Tapbots is an independent 2-man operation. They have to cover their development & push notification expenses somehow.


Perfectly stated. We have no problem supporting Apple. So lets support quality developers, who help make the Apple ecosystem a reality.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago

If it is as good as the iphone app it is worth another $3. But I just wish they could come up with a way to keep things in sync between the two (for example, read / unread, messages, etc).


Tweetbot supports syncing through the Tweet Marker service.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 33 months ago
I agree that a universal version is the way to go moving forward. Just increase the price to cover both the iPhone & iPad versions.

As for the developer's comments - I find it perversely amusing that people who will drop several hundred dollars on a device will then complain about spending $3 on quality software for it. Tapbots is an independent 2-man operation. They have to cover their development & push notification expenses somehow.
Rating: 3 Votes

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