Twitter has announced that it has acquired the developer of Tweetie – one of the leading third-party apps for the popular microblogging service.
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According to a post on the Twitter blog, the app will soon be renamed Twitter for iPhone and will also now be free.
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Commenting on the acquisition, Hunch Co-founder Chris Dixon noted: "Wow, weird coincidence! a Twitter board member blogged about killing twitter apps the same week Twitter released/bought 2 clients!"
The real question now is, what does the future hold for third-party Twitter apps such as Tweetdeck, Twitterific and Echofon? Only time will tell.