Chirpy for iPhone -

Chirpy for iPhone is a Twitter application that focuses strictly on direct messages. High Order Bit, the creators of Twitbit, have designed this app with the intention of it being a replacement to the Messages app. They have focused on bringing nearly instantaneous push notifications and a stripped down, yet beautiful, interface to make direct messages quick and easy.

  • Simple and easy-to-use design modeled after the built-in Messages app
  • Incredibly fast push notification
  • Support for multiple Twitter accounts
  • Integrates with your iPhone or iPod touch's contact list
  • Upload photos
  • Photo previews right in the conversation view
  • Supports multitasking in iOS 4
  • High resolution app icon for iPhone 4's Retina Display

High Order Bit has generously provided us with some promo codes for you, our lovely readers! For a chance to win, just leave a comment below telling us why you'd like to have Chirpy and we'll randomly select 3 winners.

[$1.99 - iTunes link]

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I would like to have chirpy so I can keep in touch with my boss (the wife) easier as she beats me up if I don't respond to her texts within minutes lol ;-) Good luck guys

Frequently using Boxcar, I can't tell if something is a mention or a DM. Then I'm forced to open up my Twitter client and go searching before being able to answer - and too often I've answered a DM with a mention. Oups! Chirpy would be nice.

I own Twitbit and its a great Twitter client. This would be nice to add to the app catalog on my phone.

I'd love chirpy because i've never ever used twitter before, never understood what it was about, but this sounds like a useful messaging system!

Finally a reason to make twitter useful. I like it simple and fast very good!!! I'd like to give it a go.

I love the interface and the fact that there is a Photo previews right in the conversation view makes this app perfect.

I would like to get chirpy to use as replacement for my SMS. I am still a student working 2 jobs to make ends meet. This would defintitely help!

I would like to have chirpy b/c it's more convenient...I rarely respond and/or check sms...but if I get a FB or a Twitter alert them I'm responding as fast as with chirpy being inter-graded with twitter it'll help me a lot with the delay time that are between my sms.

Great app idea. Still getting used to twitter and how best to DM someone quickly. Perfect partner twitter app to go with either seismic or twitter.

While I love Twitter, most of the time I'm wasting time just opening up tweetie to check for mentions and DMs.
This would be a great time saver for me.

Cause it makes a perfect couple with the twitter app ..... On a serious note would like to use it cause
1 looks to be fast
2 easy to use
3 it makes tweeting even more fun
4 looks like will make the whole tweeter thing look clearer rather than every thing looking up jumbled

I would love too try Chirpy. I am always on Twitter. I would love too see what this is about! I never win anything from these forums.

Most of my daily communication is through Twitter and DMs are not well thought put in other apps. I'd really like to use something that took that into consideration and this sounds like that app.

I'm always looking for better ways to do things with my iPhone. Lately, I've been on an SMS binge -- twitter, facebook, Google SMS, etc. And I'm always looking to get rid of straggling apps. Armed with an app like this, GVoice and a few others, I can stuff a lot of basic apps into my MISC folder, use multi-tasking aps and leave home screen territory uncluttered.

I would love this! My family & I have been looking for a good way to eliminate texting from our AT&T plans, & Twitter is the best way. But all the twitter apps make you fumble through the other features. All we want is the direct messages w/ push.
If I can try this out & it works, I've got about 8 people ready to buy the app!

What does this app do better than messages to be worth $1.99? It looks similar and does the exact same thing, except it involves Twitter. Just seems silly and it makes no sense to me. I suppose it's more like an instant messenger in the fact that you may not want some people to have your cell number.

I never win anything and this would be great to show off to
my co-workers. Possibly make them wish they had one. I would benefit greatly from this. Thanks. Mary

I prefer to DM over regular messages and this app looks awesome! would love a chance to use it!

Great replacement for SMS messages and I consider it universally compatible with all other phones making it a great solution to establish communication between persons. Very usefull! Best regards from Caracas Venezuela.

I can see a need for this. I don't see Twitter providing fast message turnaround, tho. Does Twitter push direct messages out or do you still have to poll Twitter for them once every three minutes? Would it be faster to use Facebook?

I'd like to use Chirpy because, it would be alot easier to keep up with ifriends. Without push notifications on the native iPhone client, it's days before I respond to my ifriends on twitter.

Sounds like a stellar idea. I chat with a lot of people on twitter some only with dms. It's safer to have conversations that using texting if you aren't ready to hand out your # to your followers.

Fast push notifications would be so useful to me! It usually takes my currant twitter app up to 10 minutes, and by then the person you're talking to might be gone offline!

I would love to have chirpy! I collect the best Twitter apps and would be honored to have this one. It looks really neat and I wish other twitter apps had fast Push and sometimes have Push at all. Twitter is so addictive and these apps make it hard for us to live in the real world, not cyber world. ;)
Pretty Please with a cherry on top?

“Cheap, cheap!” That’s the sound I’ll make with this proto-Twitter app. Cuz, I’m cheap. Get it?

I'd use it for the push notifications. I have Tweetie and Twitterific but neither of those do push. So would be nice to add a new tool to my twitter arsenal for handling DM's.

Well... I guess a good reason would be that I signed up for Twitter about two years ago, but rarely used it. I have recently downloaded a free Twitter client, but it is not very user friendly. This seems like it would be a great program for me to use to really get into Twitter.
Also, I will be getting the Iphone 4 sometime this week and would love a new app to play with on it (finally upgrading from my 8GB 3G).
Thank you!