HootSuite for iPhone is available in the iTunes store starting today. If this doesn’t wean people away from Tweetdeck (which Hootsuite beats hands down, IMO), nothing will.
HootSuite for iPhone has most of the functionality of the browser-based interface (see screen shots in my series Ten steps to becoming a Twitter power user with Hootsuite) including:
- Viewing statistics of clicks on your linked URLs
- Sheduling your tweets in advance
- Sending tweets to multiple accounts simultaneously
None of these features are offered by other iPhone Twitter apps.
HootSuite for iPhone also has additional features including the ability to import your Twitter lists, upload and share photos or files over Twitter using ow.ly and read explanations for why topics trend on Twitter.
Hootsuite claims the app is “the most robust, intuitive user interface of any iPhone Twitter client.”
The cost of the app is $1.99 and it rates four out of 5 stars with 19 votes. Negative reviews include:
- The app doesn’t have a “landscape” mode (where the screen orients horizontally when you turn the phone)
- No email function unlike Tweetdeck which is free (This reviewer said “Kinda feeling ripped off… Lame”)
- The app crashes when viewing stats. (I expect this glitch will soon be fixed in an update.)