Archive for Design
Twitterrific 5 has been released! Nearly everything has been rethought and refocused on simply reading your tweets as well as making things easier and more fluid overall, while still being Twitterrific at the core. Even Ollie, our bluebird mascot has been refined. I hope you enjoy it!
It’s probably pretty obvious that I love animation but some of my favorites as I’ve been growing up have always been the works of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki. To have some fun and celebrate all their wonderful influence and my admiration, I’ve made some desktop icons and wallpapers based on characters and objects from the various movies. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed the movies and if you have seen the movies, go watch them now! Really, go now!
Twitterrific has gone through quite a few design iterations since it first launched on the desktop three years ago.Â As it progressed and evolved, we began to notice something happening with it that has ended up frustrating us, and even worse, our users.Â As Twitter has grown and expanded, becoming more popular and with more third party tricks and additions, many Twitter clients have also been growing alongside (and in most cases, beyond) the main service; ending up with bad cases of feature creep and over-complexity.Â Twitterrific has been affected just as much as anyone else and maintaining multiple versions has been keeping us much more busy than it should have been.Â We’re in the midst of designing and planning future versions of the application for at least three very different platforms (Mac OS X, iPhone, and now iPad) it’s become increasingly obvious to us that a change is needed in order for our beloved app to remain healthy.