In a classic case of forgetting where you came from, Twitter is suffocating third party Twitter apps until they die so the only Twitter people know is from Twitter, Inc. itself. This sucks for many reasons—mostly because Twitter apps suck compared to third party apps—but also because of this: the Twitter we know today…
Having exhausted my iPhone 4 friend pool with the requisite HEY-check-out-my-office/bedroom FaceTime calls, I basically haven't used the feature at all in weeks. Dave Lanham, an artist who's doing caricatures over FaceTime for $50, will be my next call.
It's uncanny. When known software gets repackaged for iPhones and iPod Touches and passes through the hallowed gates of the App Store, something happens: Almost invariably, it gets cheaper. Waaay cheaper. Good right? Well, not always.
There've been some reports about an upcoming "Twitpocalypse" in which Twitter would finally crash and burn due to the limitations of a 32-bit signed integer. Allegedly, Twitter will collapse once the number of tweets passes 2,147,483,647.
When the App Store launched, there were a handful of Twitter apps for the iPhone. Now there's ten zillion. We've read thousands of tweets on every Twitter app, so here are the best, and worst.
It's no secret that being an iPhone app developer is at times rough business, mostly due to Apple's goofy authoritarianism. But judging by some recent soul-spilling by a few leading devs, things are getting rougher.
So, we were a little premature when we declared Twitterific the best iPhone Twitter app-Twinkle, the hugely popular Twitter app with location goodness for Installer.app, just came to the App store. Its killer location features are totally intact: Tweets are lojacked with your current location (Twitterific just updates…