Official Twitter for iPad hits App Store

The official Twitter for iPad -- technically a universal binary for both iPhone and iPad -- has just hit the iTunes App Store. Formerly known as Tweetie, the app was under development by Atebits and Loren Brichter before getting bought up by Twitter, and after a brief transitional delay, it's finally here.

How is it? Different. Stacked. Brichter certainly didn't simply scale up the Twitter for iPhone UI. This is all new in both look and approach. I'm going to try it out for a while before forming any opinions (hit me up @reneritchie if you want to try it with me) but take a look at the screenshots below for an idea.

If you're trying it already, let me know your thoughts.

[Engadget]

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Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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There are 7 comments. Add yours.

Tim says:

Twitter apps are becoming as common as fart apps in the app store.

BrianTufo says:

I downloaded the "universal binary" and loaded it onto my iPad. It opens as an iPhone app. What gives?

BrianTufo says:

Well after posting this it showed I had an update and it was for Twitter. It now works and boy is this app beautiful!

seb_or_sam says:

Atebits has done it again. Twitterrific was great, but Tweetie/Twitter for iPad is unbelievable. I don't get why Apple hasn't hired him.

jugarte says:

Great app, great UI, but no maps for geotagged tweets searched on the nearby. (on iPad)

Jeremy says:

2 of my favorite things about the Twitter for iPhone app have always been the quick links to previously used hash tags and to people I follow so I don't have to type out the whole tag or username when I want to mention someone in a tweet. Those are also 2 reasons I've been anxiously awaiting the iPad version of this app. Now it's here and those features are absent. Very dissapointed

SeattleBrad says:

I getting getting an "Unable to purchase" error when trying to upgrade. Had to delete and reinstall. Then it crashed within a minute.