You may not know Loren Brichter by name, but you know what he has made. After leaving Apple, Brichter originally became famous for Tweetie, an innovative Twitter client for the iPhone. Tweetie was such a success on both iOS and OS X that Twitter ended up hiring Brichter and making Tweetie its own official app. After leading the development for Twitter for iPhone, iPad and Mac, Brichter left Twitter last year. He’s been keeping himself out of the spotlight, but now it looks like he’s coming back into the iOS scene with a new game.
Brichter’s company, atebits, hit the 2.0 stage today. Expect the new game to go live in the App Store any moment now.
In 2007 I left Apple and started my own company. In 2010 that company was acquired by Twitter. Today I’m giving it another shot. Say hello to atebits 2.0.
My goal is simple. Make things. Fun things, useful things, new things, improved things. Some may be popular, some may be failures. But I love creating, so that’s what I’m going to do.
The first thing will be an app and that app will be a game. Can’t wait to share it with you.
The @atebits Twitter account has been posting screenshot updates of the App Store review process for the past couple weeks, hinting at a new release. Many have speculated that Brichter has been working on his own AppDotNet client or something of that nature, but it looks like we’re getting a game. Brichter has had it in private beta for awhile, and it’s almost ready for prime time.