It’s 2017 and there’s still no shortage of 3rd-party apps for Twitter on Google Play. Leading up to this point, there has been drama, with some apps falling victim to the services’s old hostility for 3rd-party development. Remember the finite amount of user tokens and all that crap? Yeah, thankfully, that all seems to be fading away.
As for the choices, there are plenty of good ones, and we’ve written about pretty much all of them. You have the stock Twitter app (which has improved vastly over the years), Fenix, Flamingo, Falcon, Talon, and many others. Each has their own set of features, and you can’t exactly go wrong with any of them. It’s all user preference.
So, the question is, which do you use? And before you go say, “I’m so cool, I don’t use Twitter,” get outta here with that. Twitter is amazing and if you aren’t already, follow us, duh!
Falcon Pro 1 gave Android users a widget that was essentially an entire Twitter client. Joaquim Vergès, the app’s developer, turned Falcon Pro into a full-fledged Twitter app in late 2012. By February of 2013 the app had reached its 100,000 token limit.
Vergès opted to reset the tokens for all users in an attempt to allow new users to use the app, but the token limit was quickly reached again in June, prompting Vergès to release the app for free in July with a secret method to bypass the token limit. The app stopped receiving updates in July, prompting users to move on to other Twitter clients.
Now, Vergès is back with Falcon Pro 3, a complete rewrite of Falcon Pro with new features and Material design. (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…)
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 mosey on over to Google Play today, you will find an update waiting for you if you use the Twitter for Android application. The Twitter team has taken some time to fix a pretty big problem that Twitter across all platforms has had. Direct Messages will now sync across your account and devices no matter where you read them. (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…)
Yesterday, only a day after the most recent token reset from popular Twitter app Falcon Pro, long-time users who had not had a chance to update and login to re-claim their token, flooded our inbox and Twitter with complaints of error messages. The messages simply stated that the “application cannot authenticate more users at this time,” which is the same message users were seeing before the reset earlier in the week. So what’s going on? How could all of the 100K tokens be taken up again in a matter of hours? Falcon Pro’s creator took to Twitter this morning, thinking that Twitter may have shut him down, and has since unpublished the app from the Play store. (more…)
Who doesn’t love a good beta every now and then? If you have purchased Falcon Pro, the third party Twitter app that we have discussed time and time again, then you will now be able to join a recently launched beta program to help improve the application. In the beta program, which is hosted on Google+, there is a feature request list, a section for bugs and also a general discussion area. (more…)