Tweeps for iPad ready for beta testing

Here's an update on the iPad edition of Tweeps, my new iPhone OS app to easily manage Twitter accounts.

I mentioned in my post last week that I wanted to have Tweeps 2.0 released in time for the US 3G release, which is today. I wasn't sure I'd make it, and a few days ago I decided that there wasn't enough time to do proper testing and get it through the approval process, so my new goal is to beta test it during May, and have it in the App Store for the international iPad release, around the end of May.

I know that some people will be disappointed by the delay, but I don't feel comfortable rushing it out without adequate testing. I pride myself on releasing quality products, and that's more important than an arbitrary self-imposed deadline.

But all is not lost. If you want to try Tweeps 2.0 now (on your iPad or iPhone), you're welcome to apply to become a Dejal beta tester. Tweeps is a Universal application, so works natively on both iPhone and iPad. Only a few of my existing beta testers have notified me of iPad device IDs, so I'm keen to get some more iPad testers. I'll do the first beta release once I have a few more.

As a reminder, Tweeps 2.0 will be a free update for existing customers, but will have an increased price for new purchasers. So buy now to get it at the cheaper price!

Here are a few screenshots of Tweeps on iPad. Firstly, the Profile view. Notice the sidebar providing quick access to the other views, and more spacious avatar and other info (only bug here is the count badges are truncated on the left):

In portrait orientation, the sidebar is in a popover, like in Mail etc (here's the integrated map view):

And lastly, editing the location — you can edit it here, and see the location on the map (or find your current location), or edit it on the Profile view simply as text:

Stay turned for more screenshots next week!

Apply to become a Dejal beta tester to try Tweeps 2 now, or buy now to get it at the version 1 price.