The company said it wanted to change the name of both products and unify them, but TechCrunch believes it eliminated Twitter from the name due to the social-networking site’s push to protect its trademark.
TwitterFon and TwitterFox have each been downloaded more than 1 million times and each has more than 200,000 daily users, according to TechCrunch.
From the company’s blog:
As Echofon, these applications will talk to one another, unread tweets stay in sync between the applications. Imagine using Echofon while browsing the Web with Firefox, you read some tweets before running off to lunch. At lunch you are waiting for your food and check Echofon on your iPhone, because the apps sync with one another, you will be shown the tweet where you left off at home.