updated 07:55 pm EST, Mon November 2, 2009
App expected to hit beta stage by end of week
Following the recent release of Tweetie 2.0, developer Loren Brichter is almost ready to launch the next update, v2.1, which adds a variety of bug fixes and several new features. The app will support the new-style retweets, along with geolocation information, according to a preview posted by TechCrunch. Both features will only work with the select accounts Twitter has enabled for the additional functionality.
Tweets sent using the updated retweet function will appear in the app interface as usual, but the listing will show both the original sender and the retweeter. Retweets will also be indicated with a pink tag, while the original tweeter's icon will be larger than the retweeter's image.
For accounts equipped with geolocation support, tweets will include a red location pin in the upper right-hand corner. The original tweet page also includes a map preview, which links to a Google Map that appears inside the Tweetie interface.
Version 2.1 is expected to enter the final beta stage by the end of the week, with submission to the App Store soon thereafter. Unlike the last update, v2.1 will be available as a free update for current users of v2.0.