Twitterrific firsts

Why are third parties important in the Twitter ecosystem?

Let Twitterrific count the ways:

  1. First use of “tweet” to describe an update (see page 86 of Dom Sagolla’s book.)
  2. First use of a bird icon.
  3. First native client on Macintosh.
  4. First character counter as you type.
  5. First to support replies and conversations (in collaboration with Twitter engineering.)
  6. First native client on iPhone.

And more.

Updated January 19th, 2023:

7. First app to leave the App Store.