The Breakroom

‘Twitpocalypse’ Affecting Twitterrific for iPhone

June 13, 2009

By Webmaster

We apologize for problems that iPhone and iPod touch Twitterrific users are currently experiencing due to the so-called Twitpocalypse. A fix for these issues was included in the 2.0.1 release to the App Store weeks ago, but the application is indeed returning errors at this time. Proof that it’s sometimes difficult to test for errors / conditions that happen in the future.

We are investigating a fix to the bug as we speak, but it may take some time to get the fix completed and through the App Store approval process. We will do our best to expedite a new version that corrects these problems to you, but we ask that you please have patience and bear with us. The Mac desktop version of Twitterrific appears to be unaffected.

We ask you to follow @twitterrific for the latest news on a bug fix as well as when you can expect the fix to appear in the App Store. Lastly, please RT the link to this status message to help us get the word out if you are so inclined. Thank you.

UPDATE: Version 2.0.2 that restores normal function to Twitterrific was submitted to the Apple App Store at 6pm est. We’re unsure when this update will become publicly available, but will do what we can to expedite it’s approval. Thanks once again for your patience.

UPDATE II: The free version of Twitterrific 2.0.2 has been approved and is now propagating through the App Store. It will take some time before all time zones see the update, but it has been released. We’re still waiting on approval for the Premium version, but at the very least, Premium users can download the free app as a work around until it hits the store. Our thanks to Apple for their speedy response to helping us get 2.0.2 out the door!

UPDATE III: Twitterrific Premium 2.0.2 received App Store approval today (6.16) and should begin appearing in iTunes later today. We once again thank all of our users, both free and paid, for their patience and support during this critical period. We also extend our thanks to Apple for their generous help in getting these revisions out the door in record time. Whew!