@DroidLanding is Back: Prepare for Either a New DROID Phone or Terrible App

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…)

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…)