With many Twitter apps, following a conversation can be somewhat like watching the movie Memento: you’re jumping around a timeline, getting bits and pieces of the conversation — sometimes in reverse chronological order — and then moving back to the timeline again. Developers at Glasshouse Apps created a Twitter app for iPad called Quip with a unique way of handling conversations, and that app is now available with a new name — Tweetglass (US$0.99).

The conversation view of Tweetglass is quite impressive. Any tweet that is part of a linked conversation displays a special icon which, when tapped, displays all of the tweets in that conversation in correct chronological order (see screenshot above). Conversations can also be connected through an avatar-hold gesture.

Tweetglass also has a filter to highlight tweets that have been retweeted a certain number of times, and a filter to pull out tweets containing images and display them on a specially formatted page.

In a market that seems saturated by me-too Twitter clients, it’s refreshing to see that some developers are thinking about new ways to approach the flood of information from Twitter.

Tweetglass (formerly Quip) adds unique UI for Twitter conversations originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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