Tweetbot for iPhone and iPod touch, Tweetbot for iPad, and Tweetbot for Mac have all been updated to support the new Twitter 1.1 API, and closer comply with Twitter's new interface display guidelines. In other words, to better conform with Twitter's branding and conformity policies. Changes include all avatars moving to the left (previously your avatar was on the right to help your posts stand out), and the way your @username is displayed.
Thanks to Tweetbot for iOS developer Paul Haddad simultaneously ducking behind him, and throwing him in front of the camera, I had a chance to chat with Tweetbot for Mac developer Todd Thomas about the newest Tapbots creation, and their first for OS X.
To round things out, and get a little more clarity on the design side, I also had a chance to catch up with Tapbots' Mark Jardine as well.
Recently the Tweetbot for Mac public alpha download was pulled from the Tapbots website, leading to questions and concerns about its status and its future, given Twitter new, 3rd party client-hostile API changes.
Tweetbot, our favorite iPhone and iPad Twitter app for power users, has just hit the Mac. But here's the thing -- it's not for sale yet, it's a free alpha version. Alpha is what comes before beta, and way before Mac App Store release. It means there'll be bugs -- and they'd welcome you to report them -- and there won't be Mac App Store specific features like iCloud sync or Mountain Lion notifications. But there will be a lot of what makes Tweetbot the iOS app many of you know and love. Tweetbot's developers have explained all the details on the Tapbots blog.