PostUp Buys Echofon Suite of Twitter Apps


PostUp, Inc., a start-up company billed as “the place to find the world’s best Tweeters,” on Wednesday announced its acquisition of the Echofon suite of Twitter applications developed by naanstudio. Echofon is available for iPad, iPhone, and Mac, as well as a Firefox extension.

Bill Gross, CEO of PostUp, said in a press release: “The Echofon app suite has distinguished itself among the leading Twitter clients due to the simplicity of both its mobile and desktop apps. We want to stay true to Echofon’s design and user interface roots while expanding the features and functions available to their users by bringing them into the broader PostUp family. Echofon is a natural complement to our other Twitter app, Twidroyd, one of the most popular and best-reviewed Twitter apps on Android.”

PostUp is one of several companies currently in residence at Idealab, which Mr. Gross founded in 1996 as an incubator for technology start-ups.