Twitter releases official Twitter for iPhone app

Apple Online Store Twitter, Inc. has released their free Twitter 3.0 (nee Tweetie) iPhone app via Apple’s iTunes App Store:

Discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world with the official Twitter for iPhone app. Realtime search, Top Tweets, trending topics and maps show whats happening now everywhere and nearby. Tweet, send Direct Messages, share photos, videos and links to your friends and the world. Don’t have an account? Just sign up from the app!

What’s New in Version 3.0
• Tweetie is now Twitter! We didn’t just do a name change, we’ve added a bunch of new stuff.
• Search has been reorganized, now you can search all tweets and find users in the same spot, view Top Tweets and Browse Suggested users.
• Search results now include Top Tweets, try it with Trends…winner combo!
• You can now use Twitter without an account! Search, Browse uses, view trends and top tweets.
• Sign-up is now availabile within the application as well, complete with Suggested user list.
• More tab has been re-organized to accomplish all this. Users with one account can add a second account under the Accounts and Settings button here.
• Actions we’ve found people use most, like Retweet have been moved to the main actions bar.
• Minor tweaks were made to tweet rendering so they match Twitter.com tweets

More info and download link via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

[Attribution: Engadget. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Andrew W.” for the heads up.]

20 Comments

  1. ZZZZzzzzzz. I know this is good for some people, but I totally don’t get the whole micro-bloggin thing. Do that many people really thing the world gives a rat’s ass what they do moment to moment?

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  2. I really enjoy Twitter; it’s been a good way to keep up with acquaintances in my various interests, & I’ve met some new folks through them. Facebook bored me, but Twitter suits my crazy life especially being able to do it on the bus via iPhone.

  3. Oh wow look at me! I’m so self centered and self important that I actually believe that people give a rats ass what I am doing or thinking at any given moment. So, like, umm, I so Twitter … NOT!!!

  4. I saw your tweet MDN!

    Still not impressed and see no reason why anybody would take the time to ‘want’ to read what you just tweeted. It’s stuff like that that convinces me it is worthless. Thanks for your confirmation.

  5. It’s all in how you use it. I follow only tech blogs and news agencies. Kind of like an RSS feed. It is the only place I need to go on my iPhone for all the latest stories. Skip the friends and don’t bother with the public timeline and it is an amazing place for quick access to info. Make sure you instantly block the spammers as well which helps the entire community by getting rid of them. Finally, don’t try to make it a validation of how popular you think you are by trying to get as many followers as possible. There is simply no way you could ever sort through 50000 follower tweets anyway. It just makes you look like a douche.

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