Tweetbot rides the NewNewTwitter wave
For a strong take on what people don’t like about the new Twitter iPhone app, read John Gruber’s article, “R.I.P. Tweetie.” And then, you might want to check out Tweetbot, which seems to be the unofficial-Twitter-app-of-choice on the iPhone these days.
Thanks to a price cut to $0.99 and the new Twitter launch on Thursday, Tweetbot has been shooting up the iPhone App Store charts, according to App Annie. It’s currently the no. 34 paid iPhone app, down from no. 16 on Saturday, but up from no. 708 a couple of weeks ago. That has been good for business — its top-grossing rank has also surged.
Update: It has indeed been a good sales week for Tweetbot. Paul Haddad, one of the guys behind the app, says revenue peaked at over 10x its typical rate during this latest run. (And that its intra-day app store rank actually peaked at no. 11.)
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