After a long-standing position that third-party apps were better suited to address Twitter's mobile users, Twitter has now officially released its own iPhone App, available now.
Last month, Twitter acquired mobile start-up company Tweetie, which consisted of one employee, to bring more of an official face to its mobile operations.
Tweetie's app, Tweetie 2, has been removed from the App Store and been replaced with an officially-titled "Twitter" app. It is basically little more than a 3.0 version of Tweetie with some visual re-branding.
Twitter scoured through the onslaught of mobile Twitter clients out there and chose Tweetie as the best solution. Most of iPhone's Tweeters agreed, as it was one of the highest-ranked apps on the iPhone.
Today's release is the latest in the micro-blogging company's efforts to have more of a direct involvement in mobile software. An official Twitter app was recently released for Android and Blackberry as well.
Twitter, unlike Tweetie 2, is a free download, and you can pretty much expect it'll bring in millions of downloads.
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