June 28, 2013
Glasshouse Apps has just announced that its flock of beautifully crafted iOS apps have been handed over to other studios for further development. One of these apps is Tweetglass, which has been given to none other than Tapbots, the developer behind the popular Tweetbot Twitter client for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It will be interesting to see what Tapbots eventually does with Tweetglass vis-à-vis Tweetbot. But as noted by Glasshouse Apps' Graham Clarke, Tapbots' Paul Haddad and Mark Jardine are "working out where it goes between themselves." Aside from Tweetglass, The Early Edition 2 and Gift Plan are being relinquished by Glasshouse Apps. These apps have been acquired by Airsource, the studio behind Cellar, Optiscan, and Whisper. As it happens, Airsource is also the developer behind Clarke's very first app, Barista. Released as Quip in May last year and rebranded the following October, Tweetglass is a streamlined Twitter app for iPad that's focused on conversations. It's available in the App Store for $2.99. As for The Early Edition 2 and Gift Plan, the former is a newspaper-style RSS feed aggregator and the latter is an app designed for planning, shopping for, and keeping track of special occasions. The Early Edition 2 and Gift Plan are available in the App Store for $4.99 and $2.99, respectively. For more information on Tweetglass, The Early Edition 2, and Gift Plan, check out E-Quip Your iPad With An Awesome Way To View Twitter Conversations, First Look: The Early Edition 2, and Quick Advice: Gift Plan Lets You Beautifully Manage Gift Giving.