So if I got this right, Twitter is going to distribute both Tweetie for iPhone and Tweetie for Mac for "free", thus competing with its developer community in the Twitter desktop and mobile client space with "free" products? And all those "other" desktop and mobile apps that helped put Twitter on the map, well they're just SOL? And somehow Twitter believes this move is going to encourage developers to continue to develop for a platform that will eventually compete against all but one of them with predatory "free" pricing? Sounds like you must be looking for developers from the "Las Vegas School of Business", not business partners within a symbiotic ecosystem.
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote: > One more from me. People have been asking for specific details around > Tweetie for Mac and I wanted to make sure we clearly message our plans > as we know it. To be clear, Tweetie for the iPhone and it's developer, > Loren Brichter, were the focus of our acquisition, but as part of the > deal we also got Tweetie for Mac. > > Loren had been hard at work on a new version of Tweetie for Mac that > he was going to release soon. Our plan is to still release the new > version and it will continue to be called Tweetie (not renamed to > Twitter). We will also discontinue the paid version. > > Hope that's clear. Please let me know if you have any questions. > > Best, Ryan >