Now that Fenix, one of the better 3rd party Twitter apps, is more than likely dead after reaching Twitter’s 100K token limit, today seems like the perfect day to ask you all how you go about consuming the Tweets. Have you given up buying Twitter apps that will one day be left for dead and instead gone with the official Twitter app? Or, are you still doing your part in supporting awesome 3rd party developers who continue to make better apps than Twitter can?
In the poll below, let us know which way your Twitter life has taken you. As a follow-up, head into the comments to let us know why you gave up and stuck with the official Twitter app or which 3rd party apps you are all using.
Falcon Pro 3, the much anticipated re-write of one of the most popular, well-put-together Twitter apps in Android history, has arrived. At this time, you have a UI that will look somewhat similar to users of the previous app, in terms of the color scheme. Outside of that, though, the column-based navigation is completely different this time around (think Tweetdeck), there are no settings to be tweaked (yet), DMs are completely missing, and overall, it seems pretty barebones at this time. (more…)
The story of Falcon Pro is quite a sad one. Early last year and late 2012, the developer was having issues with Twitter’s 3rd-party token limit, which put a cap on how many users were allowed to access Twitter through an unofficial app. After a lot of work, it seemed Joaquim Vergès gave up on making the app available to the public through Google Play, and instead, offered it as a beta app for free to those who already had a token.
This Christmas Eve, Joaquim announced that he was ready to begin work again, this time, rewriting the entire app from the ground up, as well as spending time on a new “Twitter client experiment.” (more…)
The third-party Twitter client, Falcon Pro, is still quite the fan favorite around here. Those who are still rocking Falcon Pro will be excited to hear that the app is still receiving updates and today’s update brings some really cool features. Falcon Pro 2.1 is live for download now packed with new features and tons of fixes as well. (more…)
With Falcon Pro development currently on hold with the release of Flyne, it appears that the app hasn’t been completely forgotten. After the release of Kit Kat, Falcon Pro users noticed that there were issues with the application’s font and other various bugs, but the developer has now released a fix for Android 4.4 device owners who still rock Falcon Pro. (more…)
If you are into Android and Twitter, then you have more than likely heard of Falcon Pro. The app was without a doubt my favorite Twitter app, as it featured a double swiping navigation, beautiful UI, and about as many features as you’ll ever see packed into any app. Unfortunately, it’s time came to a close far too early since Twitter decided long ago that it wasn’t the biggest fan of third party apps stealing its thunder. Falcon Pro’s fate was sealed before it ever launched, which is really too bad. So what has the developer of the one of the most talked about apps of the last year been up to? Making more apps of course. (more…)
For those not following, Falcon Pro was recently removed from Google Play by its developer, because Twitter apparently shut the app down. With Twitter not allowing the app to generate any new user tokens, having customers buy the app and then not being able to use it didn’t make much sense.
The developer found somewhat a workaround for this, hosting his own site now where everyone that either purchased the app already or wants to use it can download it for free. In addition, the developer also found a sneaky way around Twitter’s token limit, which may or may not have been fixed by Twitter now. Either way, there is a new update for the app, bringing some new features and fixes which everyone is welcome to go download. (more…)
There has been plenty of curiosity surrounding Falcon Pro and the app’s apparent “shut down” from Twitter. Hitting the token limit for a second time, the developer is still quite intent on making users happy, recently launching a new site and secret method for new users to login without a token.
From getfalcon.pro, you can download the Falcon Pro application and any new updates to the app for free, then sideload it onto your device. From there, if you already have a token, all you need to do is simply login and enjoy. If you don’t have a token, the developer claims there is a secret way of accessing the app, but again, it’s a secret. (more…)