Cover, the Smart Lock Screen, has Joined Twitter

Cover, the contextually changing lock screen replacement app for Android (our hands-on), announced this morning that they have joined Twitter. We aren’t exactly sure what Twitter can use Cover for, other than to make Twitter more contextually aware, but that’s at least something. Maybe the world needs a contextually aware Twitter? Or maybe Twitter just wants its apps and services to smarter.

After being downloaded a couple of hundred times since its launch in October, it’s safe to say that the app itself was a hit.  (more…)

Twitter Adds Mobile Feature Allowing Users to Upload Multiple Pictures, Tag People Too

For you Twitter users drooling over Google+‘s extensive photo posting, editing, and tagging features, Twitter has announced today that mobile users will now be able to tag faces and upload up to four pictures per tweet. Finally.

The first feature is the ability to tag up to 10 people in one picture with Twitter usernames, without wasting your precious 140 characters. Tagged users will be notified just like a mention, plus the interface to tag people is fairly simple.  (more…)

Twitter is Down.

It’s not just you.

Update:  And it’s back! Maybe.

Update 11:20AM:  Definitely not all the way back.

Update 11:21AM:  OK, try now.

Update 11:35AM:  And back down for maintenance. Weee!

Update 11:43AM:  I’m done updating. Twitter is clearly struggling today. It’s hard out here for a Tweet.

You Don’t Need Another Android Twitter Client, but Fenix is a Nice New Option

Building a Twitter app makes no sense these days. Twitter killed off third party development long ago when it decided to limit tokens (users) to 100,000 and not give developers an opportunity to receive more unless they did something that was truly unique or added to the platform and avoided mimicking the “core user experience.” As you can imagine, that’s nearly impossible to do. So when we see apps like Fenix, we want to ask the developer, “What are you thinking and why are you wasting your time?” But in the end, if the app is decent, we’ll still give it some play, as there is a chance it could be the one for you.  (more…)

Twitter for Android Receives Update With Photo Improvements, Real-time Stories in Timeline

Twitter for Android received a noteworthy update this afternoon that includes new photo sharing improvements, along with real-time stories at the top of your timeline after pull-to-refreshes. For photo uploads and shares, you will see a cropping tool to get your aspect just right, an option to rotate your photo, and a reminder (if there are people in your photo) to @ mention them.

Outside of the photo news, Twitter is also introducing real-time recommendations should you refresh and not have any new Tweets to check out. In other words, if you pull-to-refresh and see no new Tweets, Twitter will show you trending topics or suggestions for accounts to follow, plus TV, sports, and news event updates.  (more…)