by Da'Von B.


When is a word game for the iPhone not just entertainment but an experiment into the future of how mobile apps work? When it’s a game made by mobile developer and designer Loren Brichter.

At 28, he’s already left quite a stamp on mobile interfaces: he’s the guy who invented that neat trick where you “pull” down on an iPhone screen to refresh the page of an app. Many of the most popular iOS apps use it now, including Facebook and Apple’s own Mail app. Same with his fast-scrolling technique for apps. Oh, and he sold Tweetie, which the Verge dubbed “the best Twitter app ever,” to Twitter itself, at the age of 25.

Brichter started his career in tech at the top: he was recruited out of college six months before graduation by Apple,(s AAPL) to work on the iPod team. He ended up declining the offer. But Apple kept…

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