Birdbrain is one of the oldest Twitter apps I’ve been using on my iPhone, but it’s not a Twitter client in the traditional sense. Before Tweetie 2 and Tweetbot, Twitter for iPhone and Tweetbot 3, Birdbrain, originally released in July 2009, allowed me to keep an eye on my Twitter stats for follower counts, mentions, number of retweets, and more. Part ego-boosting tool and part utility to better understand why or how many people follow you, Birdbrain is back today with an iOS 7 update that brings a redesign and a couple of new features to monitor your Twitter account.
Birdbrain has been slow with updates over the years, and yet in spite of occasional issues with Twitter API changes, it was always held in high regard by its users (such as my friend Myke) who loved the app’s simplicity and wide array of displayed information. Since 2009, Twitter