Why Twitter Wanting to Kill All Third Party Twitter Apps Is Ridiculous

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… » 8/17/12 11:30pm 8/17/12 11:30pm

The App Store Effect: Are iPhone Apps Headed for Oblivion?

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. » 10/16/09 11:40am 10/16/09 11:40am

Twitterific 2.0 iPhone App Lightning Review

When iPhone 2.0 launched, Twitterific was the Twitter app. Beautiful, clean, simple. Then Twitter apps exploded, and several months later, it suddenly seemed a little too simple. Twitterific 2 plays feature catch-up. » 5/13/09 7:20pm 5/13/09 7:20pm

The Trouble With the iPhone Apps Business

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. » 12/11/08 7:40pm 12/11/08 7:40pm

iPhone Apps We Like: Twinkle, the New Best Twitter App

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… » 7/18/08 12:30pm 7/18/08 12:30pm