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…)

Twitter for Android Receives Update With Photo Improvements, Real-time Stories in Timeline

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…)

Talon is a New Twitter App for Android From the Makers of Sliding Messaging, Available Today For $1.99

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…)

Carbon V2.0 is Now Live on Google Play – It’s Even Blacker Than Before

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 for Twitter V2 Arrives Tomorrow With New Look, New Timeline Design

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…)