The big news last week was that Twitter acquired Loren Brichter's Tweetie for iPhone, which has been renamed "Twitter for iPhone" and will be released soon in the App Store, for free.
As Twitter made this announcement people started wondering what happened to Tweetie for Mac. Brichter himself later announced that he was still working on it, but he wasn't too clear about it. Today, with a post on Twitter Development group, Ryan Saver confirmed that they also acquired Tweetie for Mac as part of a deal, but it won't go under any name change and will be kept free.
"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 its 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."
So, Tweetie 2 for Mac is real, is developed inside Twitter's office but will still be called Tweetie. And it will be free.
Now, this is great news for us.