Iconfactory missed the point
The other day, I sent the following e-mail to support about Twitterrific 2.0 for iPhone:
I seem to recall this bug in Twitterrific 1.x for iPhone, and then it was fixed, and now it’s back in 2.0. When I post a photo to TwitPic, the accompanying tweet text needs to become the caption, and it currently does not.
This is actually intentional. In order to set the caption with your tweet text, the tweet has to go through the photo posting service rather than through Twitter. However, we’ve found that many of the photo posting services fail regularly – if this happened when you were posting a photo, this would cause your tweet not to appear on Twitter at all. So to make sure your tweet reaches Twitter we send it directly there rather than through the photo service. So while this doesn’t let you set the caption, it does give your tweet a better chance of reaching Twitter.
Please, someone tell me which one of us is crazy—me or the person who answered the support e-mail. Of course the text would not make it to Twitter if the photo upload failed! When someone uploads a photo to a service like TwitPic, pretty much the entire point of the Twitter post is to notify followers about the new picture. If the picture somehow fails to upload, the Tweet would be pointless because it would reference a picture that no one would be able to see.
Dear Iconfactory, please restore the the behavior of a corresponding Twitter post becoming the caption for a TwitPic upload (and any other photo service, where applicable).