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 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…)
After Carbon and Falcon Pro have both unfortunately reached (or are nearing) their token limit for new users, developers haven’t yet given up on creating a Twitter client for the masses. The latest, called Talon, comes from developer Luke Klinker, of Klinker Apps. If you can recall, Luke and his brother, Jacob, were the creators of Sliding Messaging, an app we have featured a time or two.
Talon is a beautiful, simple Twitter client I instantly became a fan of during its early beta days. It features all of the great features of any old Twitter client, yet combines them with a Google+-like, sleek interface along with useful add-ons such as “Talon Pull,” an ongoing notifications showing the amount of unread Tweets in your timeline and more. (more…)
The third-party Twitter client, Falcon Pro, is still quite the fan favorite around here. Those who are still rocking Falcon Pro will be excited to hear that the app is still receiving updates and today’s update brings some really cool features. Falcon Pro 2.1 is live for download now packed with new features and tons of fixes as well. (more…)
Carbon for Android v2.0 is now live on Google Play for interested parties. As mentioned in a teaser post about the substantial update, this does indeed include a new visual style (read: more blackness), new timeline design, a Quick Timeline feature, clickable images/videos in the timeline, other tweaks here and there, and a bunch of bug fixes. It’s certainly different, though some things will take some getting used to. (more…)
Carbon, the oft-delayed Twitter app for Android that finally arrived earlier this year, will see an update to version 2.0 tomorrow, according to developer M.Saleh Esmaeili. In the new version of the app, we will apparently see “a whole new look, a brand new Timeline design,” and the return of an older feature called Quick Timeline (I’m guessing was made popular on versions of Carbon from other platforms). That’s all we know so far. (more…)
The pervasive social network Twitter has announced today that its mobile applications for both Android and iOS will be receiving updates in the coming days. Twitter is on a push to make its app the one and only place to communicate with your friends by adding in photo sharing to Direct Messages. (more…)
Back in August of this year, Twitter launched a beta program, aimed at users who would help the company find and destroy bugs before the official release hit Google Play. Those users have gone through a roller coaster of design changes, irritable features, and countless other little bugs as the Twitter team has been tweaking its Android offering nonstop. Today, the company announced a new Alpha testing group, one that will allow members to provide direct feedback to developers and designers, plus the ability to collaborate directly with Twitter to make the best app possible. (more…)