Remember the Twitter app Birdhouse? Back in April 2009, Birdhouse was released (with an amusing launch trailer, embedded below) and set itself apart from most other Twitter apps by simply being “a notepad for Twitter.” It’s not a Twitter client. Rather, it’s a Twitter drafting app, recommended to be used alongside your favorite Twitter client. That is, if your favorite Twitter client is not the official Twitter app for iOS, Tweetbot, or any other Twitter client that supports saving drafts for tweeting later. Now do you remember it? If you’re one of the app’s longtime and one-time users, you have reason to do so as Sandwich Dynamics, the developer of Birdhouse, has finally updated the app after 20 months of inactivity.
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“Remember Birdhouse and how it kind of stopped working on the new iOS? Oops. FIXED. And a whole lot of other bugs, too.” That’s the announcement tweet posted just hours ago on the official Twitter feed for Birdhouse. In the App Store, the app’s changelog reads, in its entirety:
What’s new in 1.0.6?
- It just works.
More updates coming soon.
But does it really work now? Well, not exactly. Some users, relieved as they are that an app they once bought two or three years ago is back from the dead, are reporting that their saved accounts and drafts were wiped off upon installing the update. So, go ahead with the update only if you don’t mind risking the deletion of your existing data. Otherwise, perhaps it’s better to wait for a corrective patch. Let’s just hope it won’t take another 20 months to arrive.
Designed for iPhone, Birdhouse is still available in the App Store for $1.99. Have you ever used Birdhouse? If so, are you thankful for this long overdue update? Or have you long relied on something like Tweetbot or Drafts?