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Wednesday’s App Updates: Carbon for Twitter, Flipboard and Sliding Messaging


Application updates are in the house. Today, we have the first major update of Carbon for Twitter, some minor fixes and additions for Flipboard, and of course, yet another update for Sliding Messaging.

To get the links and full changelogs for each update, check down below. 

Carbon for Twitter:

  • Notification bug that crashed after tapping
  • Repeat Notifications
  • Notification bug that crashed app when Avatar couldn’t be loaded
  • Retweeting, adding to Favorites, and Deleting tweets did not update Cache.
  • Direct Messages Delete bug wasn’t saving changes
  • Long press bug on Messages
  • Composition Screen Account Selector bug
  • User Profile Bio: tapping on Mentions & Hashtags bug.
  • Timeline duplicated tweets on concurrent refreshes
  • Compose bug that didn’t allow tweeting at 140 characters
  • Verified & Private badges
  • Quick mentions on Compose Screen


  • More bug fixes
  • Now you can select “Save image to device” for any post with an image and it will be saved to your Gallery. Tap and hold on the post, or open the sharing menu to access this option.
  • Resolved problem with retweet button
  • Install size has been reduced

Sliding Messaging:

  • More quick updates and some changes how notifications are displayed.

Now, if any of you have Sliding Messaging installed on your device, you have probably noticed that this app receives about one hundred updates a week. While I appreciate this speedy work of the developer, is it just me that gets somewhat annoyed when I have to update the same app several times a day? That could just be me. By no means am I actually frustrated, but I did feel like pointing that out.

Either way, go enjoy your updates.

Play Link: Carbon for Twitter | Flipboard | Sliding Messaging

  • I LOVE get updates from Sliding Messaging. It might be a weird habit but I check my apps every morning and what do you know, a new update, which means he’s constantly making changes and adding in what the people are asking for, while juggling school, homework, his social life, etc. I have bought it, and I keep switching back to stock because SM keeps deleting messages and all this talk, but I think it’ll get there in no time

  • n0m0n

    So IO tried Sliding Message and thought it showed promise so I paid for the Pro.
    NOW nothing but crashes even when the app isn’t open or being used.

    More wasted $$$.
    Maybe the rotten apple controls itself for a reason other then letting ppl customize!

  • ynksbsbll2

    Apparently Sliding Message (the free version) won’t be receiving any further updates outside of immediate bug fixes. There dev left a message in the most recent changelog about it.

  • trixnkix637

    Considering the amount of apps I’ve paid for that haven’t received updates in eons (I’m looking at you Action Launcher), I don’t mind that Sliding Messenger Pro is constantly updated as long as it’s consistently updated. Do the frequency of improvements matter anyways?

  • Shawn

    Am I the only one that finds sliding messaging to be incredibly slow?

  • Yep

    I’m with you. I have the playstation emulator app FPse that update every other day and I ignore it.

  • Scott in MA

    I found a manual update for Twitter too.

  • Firelight

    Sliding Messaging is the ONLY app on my phone I set for Automatic Updates because of the frequency of updates. But I do like the app. Like others it needs to get faster/smoother and have full MMS capabilities (not a bridge).

    I stopped using Flipboard and Carbon for Twitter has been “meh” for me. I still prefer Falcon for Twitter (use the widget full-time and the Pro when I need to do “more”). I do like the multiple account feature of Carbon, tho.

  • John Burke

    Sliding Messaging now supported by LightFlow & is the only SMS App that allows you to swipe away the LED Notification, definitely getting better with each update & worth the low cost IMO.

    • Colin Zack

      I can’t actually find it in LightFlow despite this claim. Do you have the pro or normal version?

      • Dorian Brooks

        Since he mentioned the cost I would assume Pro (Donate) version.

        • Colin Zack

          I have it too but I’m not seeing it there

  • Can someone explain to me why Flipboard will no longer pull my Facebook feed? I’ve tried going to FB and deleting my Flipboard permission which didn’t work. I either get a blank white screen when trying to log into my FB from Flipboard or I get an HTTP error message. I’m running this from a Verizon Galaxy Nexus with CM10.1. Thank you!

  • If we could take the push notification abilities of the stock twitter app (mentions, retweets, DMs, AND favorites) and stick them into Carbon or Falcon Pro (with the ability to work on 4G AND wifi, not wifi only) then they would be the champs in my book.

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    Sliding messaging has too much lag when opening. I get a lot of texts and it becomes an irritant. Good app, nice layout, just that bug and i like to easily delete entire threads easier. :/

    • Agreed.

    • trixnkix637

      The problem is your either trying to load all of your messages, or you have too many messages for the app to try to load on its own. If you deleted some of your threads the lag would decrease.

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        Just flashed this ROM a week ago from a clean slate. 7-9 days of texts with close to 9 threads at about 5-10 texts each. If this cannot handle that, it is just not for me. If i had a loaded box i would never have opened my mouth.

  • Derek Duncan

    is it only me, or does the Carbon icon not look all that great?

    • Liquidretro

      It’s not just you. It’s a bit hard to see on a dark background.

      • michael arazan

        Red and black would stand out more