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Hootsuite, Minecraft, and Sliding Messaging All Receive Updates in Google Play

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We love app updates. They’re refreshing, and when it’s a substantial update, it’s like you have a brand new app to play with. It’s a win win situation for everyone involved. This morning, three of our favorites have received some pretty noteworthy updates. One of our go-to Twitter clients, Hootsuite, now has a widget and bug fixes. Sliding Messaging supports the sending of a text to multiple contacts and more colorful emojis. And Minecraft got its major 0.6.0 update which brings a whole ton of features and fixes.

We have full changelogs down below! 

Hootsuite:

  • Stream Widget can now be added for devices on Honeycomb or higher.
  • Fixed skipping tweets in timeline due to retweets.
  • Fixed cursor jumping in the Search box when using certain keyboards
  • Fixed Scheduling AM/PM setting on ICS
  • Fixed crashes and improved performance

Sliding Messaging:

  • Much more colorful emojis
  • Send Message to multiple contacts
  • Screen wake option for notifications
  • Separate limit conversations option
  • Personal signatures
  • Bug fixes & Minor UI changes

Minecraft:

Awaiting changelog for 0.6.0. Cheers @Daniel for catching that!

Play Link: Minecraft | Hootsuite | Sliding Messaging

Cheers Justin!

  • chey023

    Everyday I’m shovelin.

  • will bartlett

    YAY! sliding message gets another update…how many is that this week alone?

  • Andrew Sharrow

    The minecraft folks announced what the changes would be when they submitted it. From Minecraftwiki.net:

    Additions:
    Signs[1][2]
    Armor[3][4]
    Applying process is similar to smelting: choose from armour on the left and see a preview of the player on the right[5]
    Baby animals[6] Unclear how they are obtainable, as Breeding is not going to be added in 0.6.0[7]
    The Sky and Clouds (Appearance varies between fast and slow devices)[8][9]
    Improved D-pad
    Design is more blocky and less rounded
    When in flight mode, there is a “wing” icon on the jump button
    Sheep can be colored with dyes

    Blocks:[10]
    Netherrack
    Nether Brick
    Block of Quartz
    Chiseled Quartz Block
    Pillar Quartz Block
    Cracked Stone Brick (creative only)
    Mossy Stone Brick (creative only)
    Stone Cutter
    Chiseled Sandstone
    Smooth Sandstone

    Stairs:
    Nether Brick Stairs
    Sandstone Stairs
    Stone Brick Stairs
    Quartz Stairs
    Slabs:
    Sandstone Slab

    Items:
    Nether Brick (item) (smelted from netherrack and crafted into nether brick tile)
    Upside-down stairs, corner stairs[11]
    Slabs can be placed in up position (needs testing on small screens)[12]
    Sand and Gravel are affected by gravity[13]

    Tweaks:
    Recipes for crafting slabs give 6 slabs instead of 3 (as in PC version)
    Nether Reactor spawns Netherrack blocks instead of Obsidian
    The fog and sky color have changed
    The Nether Reactor now spawns more items
    Cows drop Leather

    Bug Fixes:Melons had several bugs where they would spawn too fast and where they shouldn’t

  • thedonxr

    Music app just got updated too!

  • Scott Breitbach

    Looks like they forgot to update the “What’s New” section for Minecraft. Just updated and it’s now v. 0.6.0.

    Updates can be found here: http://mojang.com/2013/01/minecraft-pocket-edition-0-6-0-submitted/

  • Jon Lambert

    Minecraft is actually at 0.6.0 but the changelog wasn’t updated. iTunes has it as including baby animals, signs, armor, fancy clouds, sand and gravel have gravity, improved D-pad, Lots of new blocks.

  • Johny Merg

    What launcher is that?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Nova Launcher

  • Mordecaidrake

    What icon pack is that?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Lustre from kovdev. In Google Play.

      • Mordecaidrake

        Awesome, thanks. It works on Nova?

  • Eli

    dead pixels on that galaxy?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Probably just dust a little dust or something. Screen is just fine. The whole world would know if that bad boy had some dead pixels.

  • Jonathan Branscomb

    The fact that it still takes sliding messaging 7 seconds to open on my droid dna is a problem

    • Nathan D

      Yep.
      The fact that anything can load faster than GO SMS is a problem.

    • inzandity

      Yeah it’s really slow to load on my GN2. Back to the stock for now. Definitely going to keep this one on the back burner though as it really is a nice interface. Just needs some stability…

    • http://www.facebook.com/AjFreimuth Tony J. Freimuth

      Working fine on my LG Spectrum2. I haven’t had any real issues with it so far besides not seeing pictures or videos when those are sent to me. Which I just open the default messaging app when I get one.

    • http://twitter.com/jackh0lt Jack Holt

      Haven’t had an issue on my GS3. Loads real quick.