The list of iPhone Twitter clients continues to grow. But the ante keeps getting raised — the market may be crowded, but it is far from settled. Twitbit, a nice $5 client from High Order Bit, adds something major: push notifications, for both direct messages and mentions. I tried it and it works well.
(Too well, in fact, for me personally. In the 1.0 version, push notifications are an all or nothing affair in Twitbit. You can turn them off completely, but if you turn them on, you get them for both DMs and mentions. I’d love to get push notifications for DMs, but I have enough followers that it’s simply untenable to receive a push notification every time “@gruber” appears in a tweet. High Order Bit plans to make this configurable in a future update.)
★ Thursday, 16 July 2009