The first recognized name in Android twitter clients, Twidroid has been acquired by TweetUp. Rebranded as Twidroyd, the highly rated application is expected to come preloaded on “millions of upcoming Android phones” from top players in the industry. Why the name change? It’s simple – Avoid any lawsuits from the boys at Skywalker Ranch.
Also part of the deal, TweetUp acquired popurls, a service which aggregates content from sites like NY Times, Twitter, Digg, YouTube, Flickr and more. Pairing the two together, TweetUp expects to help pull content from tweeters around the world. Congratulations to Ralph Zimmermann, Thomas Marban, and the rest of the Twidroyd team. You’ve been there since day one and deserve everything that comes your way!
“Acquiring Twidroyd provides TweetUp with a number of strategic advantages,” said Bill Gross, CEO of TweetUp. “Twidroyd (www.twidroyd.com) is widely considered the best Twitter client for Android phones and it leads in market share, so its growing base of users will be a valuable source of well-informed feedback on TweetUp search on mobile devices. In addition, the popurls website (www.popurls.com), which attracts users looking for a convenient guide to the most popular sites, news, videos and blogs on the Internet, will be a natural spot to display TweetUp search results and gain user feedback. “