One of the best and most loved Twitter applications, Falcon Pro, has recently hit the 100,000 user mark that Twitter is enforcing on third-party applications. The developer has pleaded with Twitter to lift the limit and got a response of “no.” He has been trying to work around the problem within the past week. With the update rolling out today, a band-aid has been applied to the problem, but not a fix. (more…)
Back in August, Twitter decided that third party clients that replicate its core features (home timeline, direct messages, etc.) were not necessarily great for business going forward. As a business that has a mega-value yet can’t seem to figure out that whole profitability thing, they decided that maybe apps that were being used in place of their official were part of the problem. As such, they set a 100,000 limit for the number of tokens (sort of like an individual user) that can be allotted to 3rd party apps. Unfortunately for upstarts like our beloved Falcon Pro, that limit can be reached quite easily. In fact, last night, Falcon Pro hit their 100K token limit and can no longer add new users. (more…)
Since we first reported on DashClock, the lock screen widget application from Android engineer Roman Nurik, the app has become somewhat of an international sensation. Most of us, even after a week with it, still can’t seem to get enough of it. The app’s growing feature list and set of extensions from 3rd party developers has made it the ultimate widget for your Android 4.2 lock screen. (more…)
Today, Twitter is releasing an update to their official Android application which brings improvements to their already decent Discovery and Search features. From now on, all tweets, trends, and activity will appear in a single stream for easy use. Furthermore, when searching, all relevant results (photos, tweets, etc.) will also appear in a single stream. Looks like someone at Twitter had a light bulb go off over their head.
To peep the full feature changelog, look below. (more…)
Carbon for Twitter is finally available on Android. Yes, on Super Bowl Sunday, the longest delayed Twitter app in history has been released to Google Play – and it’s free. After a few minutes with it, I can easily say that this is one of the better designed apps we have seen. It’s ultra fast, utilizes gestures for navigation, and includes almost all of the features I look for in a Twitter app. Is it better than Falcon Pro, you ask? I’ll let you decide that. (more…)
We’ve been following Google+ since Google launched it as an invite-only experiment and it always felt like the little brother to the juggernaut Facebook. Google has been doing their best to increase interactivity on the site while pushing it to everyone who has a Google account which might have lead to today’s news. Global Web Index released a report that monitored all the big social sites and reported that G+ has grown itself into the second most used social network in the world. (more…)
Instagram’s move to no longer support Twitter cards was not an act of war. More importantly, according to Instagram’s CEO, it was not a move influenced by Instagram’s new owner, Facebook. You can choose to buy into the hype that Instagram is fighting against Twitter so that Facebook will win a numbers war it has already won, or you can consider what Instagram is accomplishing by doing this.