TweetUp, a Twitter search and advertising platform operator said that “it had acquired “Twidroid,” creator of most popular and highest-rated Twitter client for Android phones. The app is now called as “Twidroyd” in order to ensure minimal confusion with products from Lucas Films, trademark owner of the term “droid”.
As part of transaction, TweetUp will also acquire “popurls,” which aggregates in one location most popular items from New York Times, Twitter, Digg, Delicious, Reddit, YouTube, Flickr and other news and social media sites. Combined, Twidroid and popurls will provide TweetUp with a broad distribution network on which to test and refine its platform for finding the world’s best tweeters.
Coinciding with the acquisition, Twidroid has released version 3.4.0 of Twidroyd Android app, which incorporates a good number of new features.