Social media platforms have essentially taken over the world in the last few years. Almost everyone you know has probably been on Facebook at some point, but the reach of services like Twitter and Google+ seems to be growing by the second as well. They are a way for you to reconnect with long lost friends, get closer to your current group, share your life, find news (or deals or happenings), and more. While some still try their hardest to avoid them, we want to know which of them you use the most. Is it still Facebook? Are you a master of all things Twitter? Or have you shunned the old standards for something new?
According to the Play Store page for Temple Run, the hit iOS game has already become a massive hit on Android as well, amassing 10 million downloads in just over 3 weeks. Through those first few weeks, we have seen a number of updates to address bug fixes, but today, we get new functionality. Twitter sharing of scores has been added, taking your runs public. Ready to challenge your friends?
For fun, why don’t we all toss out our top scores in the comments. Mine is a meager 1,254,633 at 7,142m and 3,256 coins.
Seesmic, now there is a name we haven’t heard much about in a while. As one of the top Twitter apps back in the early days of Android, this was a must-have for most users. But then the official Twitter app was released along with a dozen other feature-rich options and Seesmic soon disappeared from most of our radars. Today though, a substantial update is available including the option to upgrade to a “Pro” version that hides ads. They also tossed in thumbnail image viewing from Twitter and Instagram, gave you the ability to upload images directly to Twitter, and through the Pro version, added multi-account viewing.
In order to utilize Pro features, you will have to install the free version followed by the Pro version, since it is really just an unlock key.
With the official Twitter application leaving us a bit lacking, the market for third party applications is ripe for the picking. A few weeks ago we first brought you to Boid, an application that adheres to the Android Design code and looks to have a lot of promise. What we now bring you is a sneak peek of the next big third-party Twitter application, Carbon for Android. It is impressive to say the least.
While the official Twitter application has become more usable through many updates from the beginning of its existence, there are still plenty of options when it comes to 3rd-party Twitter apps. Recently released to the Android Market as an alpha build, is Boid for Android. It is built and designed purely for devices running 4.0+ and it actually shows. It looks exactly how a system app would if it came stock with Ice Cream Sandwich, which I think was possibly the point.
There is multiple account support, awesome navigation ability throughout the app, and even the option to choose from three different themes for the application. If you have been looking for a new Twitter app to match your ICS running device, then go check out Boid. And don’t forget to follow us @droid_life.
Twitter fiends can head on into the Android Market and snatch up the newly redone application. They have given the user interface a nice new sparkle along with sort of changing the way you interact with Twitter. You have always had your timeline, mentions, profile, and the search option – now you have “Home” which is your timeline, “Connect” which is your mentions, “Discover” which is your search and hashtag center, and finally “Me” which is your organized profile just as you would see on the desktop version.
It is official, the Android Team has joined twitter. If you are an avid tweeter and looking for the latest and greatest Android news as it breaks, there are now three accounts that you should follow: @Android, @AndroidDev and of course @Droid_Life.
As of this morning the only tweets were the two you see above. A short” Hello world!”, and a video featuring the unpacking of the Ice Cream Sandwich statue. The account sports an avatar of our robot friend in a delicious form.
We are totally going hypebeast on this post, there is no getting around that, so take it as that and nothing more. But what we have above is a quick Twitter conversation between one of our buddies and a Samsung support rep. Our friend @ClumsyNinja21 has been asking over and over again why Verizon was skipped in the Galaxy S II launch and if there would be something to make up for it in the near future.
Well, after not hearing much of a response for a solid day, he did get one this afternoon after dropping the idea of picking up the DROID Bionic instead of waiting and hoping that Samsung eventually delivers something. The support rep was pretty clear in that he thought it would be worth waiting, but that he doesn’t have a date. Wait, date for what? I didn’t think Verizon had plans for anything beyond the Bionic? Anyone remember an announcement of any kind on the Samsung/Big Red front? (Anyone else grinning?)
Could he be referring to the Stratosphere? I certainly wouldn’t recommend that anyone skip the Bionic for a single-core slideout 4G LTE device that is nothing more than an Epic 4G. Could he be referring to the rumored DROID Prime? If so, that could be worth waiting for – assuming all of the rumored everything ends up coming true.
Again, take it for what it’s worth…could be nothing. Just wanted to share.