Because the real concern is that people bought MacHeist because of Tweetie 2 and now they won't get it. I don't think people are all that concerned about the iPhone side of things outside of Twitter gobbling things up like another company we all love.
Ditto. This was not a bunch of people complaining about their lost pocket change originally, but about what was an apparently abandoned mac application. The press releases seemed intentionally vague by leaving out any mention of tweetie for mac so as to silently kill it, but it is possible that it was unintentional.
In any case, if Loren has to be the principal coder on the iPhone and iPad (this one should be a huge task) apps, Tweetie 2 for mac is clearly going to have to take a back seat. Now that he has responded, people at least know that Tweetie 2 is not totally abandonware, just potentially neglectware once the beta gets out to the masses.
That being said, many around here were hesitant about this promised beta from the outset due to Loren's premature promises and otherwise total lack of communication in the past. No one wants him to spend all of his time responding to criticism instead of coding (I hope), but rather to tell us what is happening instead of being so vague. Nintendo and Apple get flamed for being secretive too, but they have a long public track record in their industries. It is not so simple for a new guy to pull this off when there are promises to keep.
Great move by Twitter and great news for Loren.
I only hope Twitter won't destroy the app with stupid decisions, like adding ads (iAds or others).
If they do that, I'll keep using Tweetie 2 until they change the API to lock us out, which'll make me buy another client.
Don't get your hopes up, as those ads are clearly the only source of income that could make the twitter app profitable. Twitter has a long history of squandering opportunities to profit, but even so it would be most reasonable to expect ads and, eventually, iAds.
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