[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.
This morning, Twitter announced a revamping of “quote” retweets, meaning that when you retweet a tweet with the original tweet quoted, it should show up much more cleanly in your friend’s timeline. If it sounds a tad bit confusing, don’t worry, you are not alone. (more…)
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…)
To begin battle over the live social video streaming market, Twitter introduced Periscope this morning, a rival to the growing Meerkat service. Given Meerkat has yet to launch onto Android, we have not spoken about it, but it is highly popular among people who wish to share live video feeds directly through Twitter. (more…)
Starting today, Rhapsody subscribers can now share full songs directly through Twitter, thanks to audio cards. Through sharing, any user on Twitter can enjoy the song, then share it to their friends, repeating a vicious cycle of Katy Perry and Taylor Swift tracks. (more…)
A large update is rolling out to users of Hootsuite, bringing a fancy new look on top of newly incorporated features. The developers of Hootsuite have worked in Material Design, allowing for a more “consistent and unified Android experience for users.” In addition, Material Design makes the app quicker to navigate and easier to use, according to Hootsuite. (more…)
An update is available for users of Fenix, the 3rd-party Twitter app that we recently rediscovered for ourselves, which is now one of the first 15 apps we install on each device we get. To make it short and sweet, this Twitter app has the DL stamp of approval.
Inside the update, support has been restored for animated GIFs (hooray for cats), support for Twitter videos was added as well, and you can now change your profile background picture. In addition, mute filters are applied to older tweets, and a fix has been issued for the image picker on devices running Lollipop. (more…)
A report from Bloomberg claims Google and Twitter have reached an agreement, and in the first half of 2015, tweets will be searchable through Google Search as soon as they hit timelines. While not yet publicly announced, it is said that Twitter hopes this deal will bring more non-users to the service, ultimately getting more people to sign up. (more…)