Here are Two Android Alternatives for Meerkat and Periscope

Live streaming random things for a few seconds to a few minutes to Twitter is now all the rage. I don’t know why. I don’t want to know why. And I don’t think you should try to figure out why. It just is. Meerkat and Periscope are dominating lives on the Tweets. It’ll be a dead trend in about 26 hours, so don’t worry. However, during that 26 hours, you may want to participate in the fun. Unfortunately, neither app is available on Android because, well, developers hate Android users. Fortunately, though, Android developers are trying to jump on the trend faster than hypebeasts at a Yeezy Boost launch and have created copycat similar apps.  (more…)

Hootsuite Receives Large Update, Brings Material Design and Instant Sync With Desktop Client

A large update is rolling out to users of Hootsuite, bringing a fancy new look on top of newly incorporated features. The developers of Hootsuite have worked in Material Design, allowing for a more “consistent and unified Android experience for users.” In addition, Material Design makes the app quicker to navigate and easier to use, according to Hootsuite.  (more…)

Fenix Updated Through Google Play, Brings Support for Twitter Videos, Bug Fixes

An update is available for users of Fenix, the 3rd-party Twitter app that we recently rediscovered for ourselves, which is now one of the first 15 apps we install on each device we get. To make it short and sweet, this Twitter app has the DL stamp of approval.

Inside the update, support has been restored for animated GIFs (hooray for cats), support for Twitter videos was added as well, and you can now change your profile background picture. In addition, mute filters are applied to older tweets, and a fix has been issued for the image picker on devices running Lollipop.  (more…)

Report: Thanks to New Deal, Tweets Will Instantly Appear in Google Search Results

A report from Bloomberg claims Google and Twitter have reached an agreement, and in the first half of 2015, tweets will be searchable through Google Search as soon as they hit timelines. While not yet publicly announced, it is said that Twitter hopes this deal will bring more non-users to the service, ultimately getting more people to sign up.  (more…)

Review: Falcon Pro 3 is a Nice Twitter App, Needs More Features to Truly Compete

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…)