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Iterate 58: Paul Haddad on Tweetbot 3

Paul Haddad, co-founder of Tapbots, talks about bring Tweetbot to iOS 7, implementing the new physics and frameworks, the art of compromise, and what’s coming next.

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Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

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  • Just listened to a bit but gonna subscribe and catch the rest in my car ride back come. Great interview! Sent from the iMore App
  • Probably the best made apps for the iphone. If you don't have tweetbot and you use twitter. You're missing out. They also have other apps that are useful and worth the purchase. Sent from the iMore App
  • Fascinating cast. I love to hear about how things develop and the little things that take place behind the scenes that many users/consumers never give a second thought to, if a first thought at all. Great work all. Great app - I have enjoyed several of the "bot" apps for years now! Thank you.
    (*On a side note...I did have a tough time following because just like my English 101 teacher, so many moons ago, I get too easily distracted when every other word is followed by, "you know".) AHHhhhhhhh.... [runs from room screaming and pulling at hair]
  • It's not easy being on a podcast; I really appreciate Paul taking the time to talk to us, and to all our listeners.
  • I had to have a speech course back in my college days. Being introverted, it was very unnerving. The spotlight is rather tough for some and very easy for others. I also understand that half of the issue is my cursed distractibility. I too am much appreciative for this opportunity... I hope this is more understood than anything. Again, thank you to all involved.
    [ bows respectfully ] Sent from the iMore App
  • Tweetbot let's me Chrome browser to open links. You had me right there... Sent from the iMore App
  • With all the different ways to communicate now, it's easier more than ever for a developer to connect with their users. So it's good to see that they really listen and are open to all the feedbacks they've been getting. I wish more and more developers would take advantage of IOS 7's dynamic font size. And, LOL about others say the night theme is just as simple as inverting the colors. Sent from the iMore App
  • Will listen to this on the commute! Sent from the iMore App
  • @Rene what app do you use for listening to podcasts? Dont really like the Apple podcast app didnt know if there were any others out there you could recommend.
  • I'm assuming he uses it since it's actually the one in the picture above, but Pocket Casts is a GREAT app. I used it on my iPhone and use it now on both my Moto X and my iPad, and they all sync flawlessly. Even has support for iOS 7 background downloading.
  • The one that pictured above looks completely different from the stock one from Apple, The Apple one has that ugly thick white border going around it like it does in the Music player. Sent from the iMore App
  • Not sure what Rene uses but Pocketcasts is indeed excellent. He's had the guys from Shifty Jelly on before and they are a cool bunch who put some great thought in to the app and it's features. And if cross platform compatibility isn't your thing, Marco Arment's Overcast will probably be out soon-ish/later-ish. Im sure Rene will have an in-depth review of that. Sent from the iMore App
  • Good show :). It was very interesting to hear about Tapbot's relationship with Twitter. I think Paul is one of the first Twitter developers I've listened to, which I'll be the first to admit is not a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, who doesn't sound bitter about Twitter's decision. While it isn't ideal for his business he seems at peace with where his product stands in Twitter's yard. If I could ask him any follow up question it would be this: how do you think the iOS app model has helped Tweetbot stay a sustainable business vs your peers on Android? Sent from the iMore App
  • I find myself downloading all of these now and listening right before bed. Great stuff to listen to! Sent from the iMore App