Twitter app for iPad. Released 2010.
When the app was redesigned last year, it revolutionized the way you read posts on the iPad. It made me smile the first time I use it and realize that this is original and made the experience unique..which to me represented Twitter’s commitment to make something different and better for the sake of better usability. It was very well received and personally I love this interface. It’s a trademark design.
It’s also FREE.
MyPad2 for Facebook on iPad. Release April 2011.
Copied the whole look and feel, interface design, icon colors and style, the way you can scroll on one column opening up to the posts to reveal detailed panel on the right and pushes 2nd and third columns over to open up. Also name on icons are hidden once you view posts. Exactly and intentional copy. It’s FREE for limited version but it comes with a big ad down the bottom of the 2nd column. If you pay original price of $2.99 you get it without ads. Seems like its getting bad reviews as lots of functional issues are problematic and crashes. Nevertheless it copied most if not all the design of Twitter app. I tried to post on their Facebook fan page but I was blocked and post deleted. Hence I am here now.
For those people who never used the app, the more subtle window bounces when flicking through posts, panels opening, way you refresh posts by pushing the column down, navigational design, and animation is more or less copied Download both apps to see for yourselves.
The image screenshot is borrowed from their site. This image doesn’t show the detailed third column as posts, but it is more or less 99% copied from Twitter.
I wonder if/when Twitter will sue?