Many of us have been wondering when we’d see an iPad version of Tweetie, the superb iPhone Twitter app. Well … now we know there’s been a holdup on that: Twitter themselves have bought Tweetie and Loren Brichter (the app’s creator) is now a big part of the Twitter Mobile team.
I think this deal is a big win all the way round, for users, Twitter, and Loren as well. The good news for iPad users is that there are plans to bring Tweetie, oops Twitter App, to the iPad. The not-so-good news is that there’s no word on timeframe for that yet, apart from the ominous-sounding ‘eventually’ used in Twitter’s blog post on the Tweetie deal:
Loren will become a key member of our mobile team that is already having huge impact with device makers and service providers around the world. Loren’s work won the 2009 Apple Design Award and we will eventually launch Twitter for iPad with his help.
Here’s hoping that eventually gets moved up to ‘soon’ in the not too distant future.