Twitter has been ducking for cover today after announcing that soon-to-be-released updates for its iOS and Android apps will include a new app tracking feature. According to Recode, and for the most part this Twitter support page, Twitter plans to take a look at the apps you have installed on your devices. No, they won’t be snooping into what you are doing inside of those apps, they will simply be collecting a list of the apps. (more…)
Back in May, Amazon teamed with Twitter to introduce a new hashtag system, one which would instantly add a purchasable item from your Twitter feed into your shopping cart on Amazon. While I personally have not seen much adoption of this service, Amazon has introduced a new hashtag for shoppers this morning, one which seems much more practical for users. (more…)
Admit it, you have spotted a cool product in a tweet from the endless stream you scroll through every day, and thought to yourself, “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a ‘Buy’ button?” Well, Twitter’s got your back. In yet another attempt to monetize its growing audience, the social media mogul is experimenting with embedded buttons that let you purchase goods straight from the source. (more…)
The @DroidLanding Twitter account, an official and verified Twitter personality that has been used to unveil new DROID phones, apps and contests in the past, reactivated this afternoon. Well, it at least notified us that reactivation is “fast approaching,” which really means that something new is about to arrive with the DROID named attached to it.
What could it be? (more…)
According to Twitter’s official support account, animated GIFs are now supported through the web, Android, and iPhone. I’m not sure anything else needs to be said. (more…)
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…)
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…)