Twitpic was the first company to make adding pics to Twitter a simple process, yet despite 35 million users it wasn’t until Monday that the company announced its first mobile application.
Available as a free iPhone app the program allows users to add filters before posting images to Twitter.
Founded in 2007 Twitpic’s API has been used in other apps including Tweetbot. Twitpic sharing has also remained an option inside Twitters official mobile app despite the fact that Twitter began offering its own service last year via a partnership with Photobucket.
To put the programs user base in comparison, Facebook recently acquired photo competitor Instagram for $1 billion and that service has approximately 50 million users.
While the lucrative deal struck between Facebook and Instagram might seem like motive for an app release Twitpic founder Noah Everett says that isn’t the case:
“Our goal is just to provide the best possible product for our users. As far as trying to position ourselves for acquisition by any particular service, that’s not our focus.”
Google Android mobile users are expected to receive a similar TwitPic app next month.