Farewell Touiteur, Hello Plume

Touiteur was recently asked to change it’s name because Twitter felt that some people might he uninformed enough to confuse an Android app with the official microblogging service. Rather than waste time fighting the request, Touiteur developer Level Up Studio sought suggestions from users for a name change before finally settling on one yesterday.

The Android app formerly known as Touiteur is now Plume. The new name is short, aviary-themed, and could be interpreted to have a half pun (if such a thing exists). Plume is the French word for feather, which is how people once penned the written word. Now Plume is how we communicate on Twitter.

Level Up Studio will begin working on making the name change official later today when a new version of the app is uploaded to the Market. Count on “a lot of optimizations and bug fixes” when it arrives, and get use to seeing “Via Plume” rather than “Via Touiteur.”

[Level Up Studio]

UPDATE: Here’s the changelog of what’s new

2.10 – 23rd December 2010
- rename Touiteur to Plume
- add native retweet support in the widgets
- add the possibility to import saved settings from the wizard (after installation)
- add the delete/replies/share/clipboard functions from the profile view
- faster and more reliable picture cache
- general speed improvements (less lag)
- fix occasional loss of connection for 15 minutes
- fix the profile picture preview size
- fix the scrollable widget counter update
- fix do not reorder the follower/following list
- fix show when the tweet is sending in the widget
- fix some translations

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