Twitter Update Adds Login Verification Improvements, New Photo Gallery

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This morning, Twitter updated their Android to let you enroll in login verification and approve login requests directly from the app. You no longer need a phone number to do so, nor do you need to rely on text messages for verification. They also introduced broader international support for verification, are providing backup codes that can be written down in case you lose your phone, and provide more context during login requests.  (more…)

Falcon Pro Updated to Version 2.0.5, But Don’t Go Looking on Google Play

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For those not following, Falcon Pro was recently removed from Google Play by its developer, because Twitter apparently shut the app down. With Twitter not allowing the app to generate any new user tokens, having customers buy the app and then not being able to use it didn’t make much sense.

The developer found somewhat a workaround for this, hosting his own site now where everyone that either purchased the app already or wants to use it can download it for free. In addition, the developer also found a sneaky way around Twitter’s token limit, which may or may not have been fixed by Twitter now. Either way, there is a new update for the app, bringing some new features and fixes which everyone is welcome to go download.  (more…)

Carbon for Twitter Updated, Brings In-App Browser and Huge Performance Improvements

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With users flocking away from Falcon Pro and their drama with Twitter, Carbon is looking like a pretty good alternative for 3rd party tweeting. Today, the app received an update to version 1.2.0, bringing a long list of new features, as well as major performance boosts. In the update, the developer has added a built-in browser, allowing users to check out full webpages that were linked to in tweets. On top of that, YouTube video playback has been added, plus Vine video playback.  (more…)

Map Gives Insight Into iOS, Android Twitter Geographic Usage Patterns


With more than 280 million tweets sent out using location services, you would hope all of that data could be used to at least make something interesting, right? A company was able to gather this information and place a lighted speck on the map for each tweet, creating a very pretty map for users to check out. What takes the map over the top is that you can toggle between views of tweets from iOS, Android, BlackBerry and “other” device individually. Plus, they can be layered. Very cool.  (more…)

Falcon Pro Thinks Twitter “Shut Me Down,” Provides Backup APK File as Temporary Fix as Tokens are Already All Gone

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Yesterday, only a day after the most recent token reset from popular Twitter app Falcon Pro, long-time users who had not had a chance to update and login to re-claim their token, flooded our inbox and Twitter with complaints of error messages. The messages simply stated that the “application cannot authenticate more users at this time,” which is the same message users were seeing before the reset earlier in the week. So what’s going on? How could all of the 100K tokens be taken up again in a matter of hours? Falcon Pro’s creator took to Twitter this morning, thinking that Twitter may have shut him down, and has since unpublished the app from the Play store.  (more…)

Hootie for Twitter, Another Good Choice for 3rd Party App Lovers


The amount of third party Twitter apps available is somewhat crazy, but as long as they are quality apps, no one should really be complaining. Some of the more well-known options are insanely popular such as Falcon Pro, Tweet Lanes and even Plume. Today, we are taking a quick peak at another third party option called, Hootie. Yep, kind of rings a few bells.  (more…)

Falcon Pro Reaches Twitter Token Limit Again, You’ll Need to Update and Relogin to Claim Token (Updated)

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Falcon Pro, what is arguably still the most popular Android Twitter client of the moment, reached its Twitter token limit again last night. What does that mean for you? In order to free up unused tokens, the app’s developer has uploaded a new version of the app that resets all tokens. So once you grab the new update (when it goes live), you’ll have to login again with your Twitter credentials to claim a token and continue using the app.  (more…)