Tapbots today released Tweetbot 3, the long awaited follow-up to what we called the best Twitter app for iPhone, complete with a redesigned iOS 7 interface and experience. It brings much of what people loved in Tweetbot, but with the physics and stripped down graphics that has become a trademark of iOS 7 design. Tweetbot 3 is on sale for a limited time, available for purchase in the App Store for $2.99.
Update: The developers from Tapbot have created a helpful FAQ that offers some insight as to what features are missing in the new update, why they are missing and plans for the future. Some folks have found issue with the global type setting being the default font size in Tweetbot. Presently, there is no way to change the font size in Tweetbot 3.0, without changing system-wide. They are working on a solution and have even teased a screenshot showing a slider to adjust font size.
The version doesn’t allow for actions based on either double or triple tapping. They tested this in iOS 7 and there was a subtle, yet noticeable lag that impacted the overall usability of the app. They are working on a way to handle it.
Now that everyone is enjoying an iOS 7 compatible version of Tweetbot for iPhone, the conversation changes to the iPad. Tweetbot 3.0 is not a universal app, so it won’t scale properly on the iPad. The developers have been working non-stop to push out the iPhone app, but will now start looking at a new app for the iPad. As with the iPhone version, that will be an entirely new app and will not be eligible for upgrades.
Have you purchased Tweetbot 3.0? What’s been your experience?