Periscope is now on Android! I don’t know why I’m acting even remotely excited about this bit of news, but hey, it’s exciting, right? You can now live broadcast your life to random strangers or friends or the tech journalists who keep telling you that this is a big deal. Fun! Such fun. (more…)
How much more useful would Google Search results be if they displayed real-time content? For example, if you searched last week for information on the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, it might have taken longer than your patience could handle before a news outlet had any up-to-the-minute information on it that would display as a news result in Google’s listings for that search. Starting today, that will no longer be an issue as Google has teamed up with Twitter to add Tweets to search results, giving you real-time info as it happens through the voices of those on Twitter. (more…)
The day has finally come. To cap off this week, one of the super trendy streaming apps has finally hit Android in the form of a beta, Meerkat. Meerkat is the app that launched ahead of Twitter’s own Periscope, which allows users to stream feeds of video while linked to your Twitter account. Both apps have seen great success on iOS, and thankfully, Android folk can now join in on the fun. (more…)
Today, Twitter introduced a new feature for Android users called Highlights. With this enabled, users will be given a deep, yet brief look into the big things happening on Twitter. For example, if there is a big sporting event going on that everyone seems to be talking about, or a really cool TV show going on, Twitter will recognize this and then recommend the conversations to you via a simple push notification. (more…)
[DLF], or Droid Life’s Favorites, is a series of articles reviewing our favorite apps in a given category. The goal of these articles isn’t to extensively review every single option out there and determine which is “the best,” but rather to give you a few of our favorite apps in a category. This week we look at Droid Life’s favorite twitter apps.
I really love Twitter. I love Twitter so much I bought some Twitter posters to hang in my apartment (you can buy them here). There are a lot of Twitter apps out there for Android, but these four are my favorite.
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…)