Loren Brichter is the man behind Twitter’s official app for the iPhone and iPad. Many will recognize Brichter as the creator of the beloved Tweetie app prior to his work at Twitter itself.
Yesterday, Brichter announced via a tweet (aptly sent from the Twitter for iPhone app) that he has left his position at Twitter to “figure out what’s next.”
Before joining to help lead the Twitter Mobile team, Brichter founded his own development company called Atebits. It was during that time that he developed a catalog of “suspiciously simple software,” including the popular Twitter client, called Tweetie, for the iPhone and Mac. Twitter purchased his work back in 2010. In April of 2010, Brichter joined Twitter as the “mobile guy” and worked there for 20 months, according to his LinkedIn profile.
While working at Twitter, Brichter helped lead the development of the official Twitter for iPhone app (which is essentially the evolution of Tweetie), the Twitter for iPad app, and the Twitter for Mac app.
If you’ve ever ‘pulled to refresh’ in an iOS app, you’ve used a navigation element that Brichter created. Considered to be one of the most influential success stories from the iOS development community, Brichter’s work has had a huge impact on the App Store ecosystem over the last couple of years.
We wish Brichter the best on his upcoming ventures, and we look forward to what he creates next!