Yesterday, a scoop on an a new version of Tweetie for both the iPhone and Mac got Twitter nuts very excited. For those that don’t own an iPhone, Tweetie is one of the most popular twitter clients on the iPhone due to its fantastic design, productive features, and great overall experience with customer service and the application itself. Tweetie developer Loren Britcher, @Atebits, maintains a pretty active customer support line via Twitter.
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While iPhone users are surely looking forward to the new release, which you can preview here, I noticed a curve ball in the mix:
Tweetie 2.0 is a whole new app, and it will require the iPhone 3.0 OS and will cost $2.99 in the App Store, the same price as the original Tweetie.
What Will YOU Do?
What this means is if you’ve already purchased Tweetie before, to get the new upcoming version, you’ll have to pay another $2.99. Some think Tweetie is easily worth the price to upgrade. I’d like to know if you feel the same.
- If you currently own Tweetie, will you purchase the upgrade?
- If you own a different device and an app developer announced the same scenario, would you purchase the upgrade?
- Do you feel that its fair for Britcher to make those who’ve previously purchased the app purchase it again?