Twitter app update: Expanded Tweets, improved notifications and more

Twitter for iOS was updated earlier this afternoon and users will undoubtedly welcome the new additions. Twitter’s expanded tweets feature, which you’ve likely experienced already online (and on the mobile site) has made its way onto the iPhone and iPad (this is being rolled out gradually, so it’s possible that tweets don’t expand for you just yet). For those not familiar, users expanding tweets to partner sites (NYT, WSJ, TIME etc) will see content previews, view images and even be able to play videos right then without leaving the page. One example of this is if you tap on that Kickstarter tweet on your iPhone, you’ll be able watch the project video directly from the Tweet details view in the app.

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Twitter for iPhone updates to 4.0

Twitter officially announced today an all new version of its social networking service, one aimed at consistency and simplicity.

Today we introduce a new version of Twitter. We’ve simplified the design to make it easier than ever to follow what you care about, connect with others and discover something new. You’ll see this new design both on and mobile phones, so that you’ll have a familiar experience any time, anywhere. We’ve also updated TweetDeck to be consistent with this new version.

And coinciding with this drastic redesign, Twitter for iPhone was updated a few hours ago and the app will now give you a glimpse of some the changes that will be rolling out at Twitter online over the next several weeks. The iPhone app is now divided into four tabs: Home is where you’ll see your timeline and tweets of those you follow; Connect is where you’ll go to see who has followed/mentioned you, retweeted or favorited one of your tweets; Discover lets you search for keywords/hashtags and also “discover” trending stories; and finally Me, which is the section for your profile, DMs and account settings. For all your Twitter users, be sure to grab this latest update at the App Store (or link below). You can also find out more info on Twitter’s new look at

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Friends Plus In Review – An *Almost* All In One Social Network App

With social networking now so heavily integrated into our lives, trying to keep up with all your accounts can be quite the daunting task. And with so many different apps out there for the various services, one can grow quite tiresome of exiting one and entering the other repeatedly throughout the day. Enter the folks from Taptivate with their social tool Friends Plus. Positioned as a one stop shop, Taptivate hopes to help simplify and streamline your social network experience.

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Creme In Review – Twitter’s creme de la creme?

As long as the world turns there will always be Twitter clients hitting the appstore. Right, so there are more hits than misses and nowadays with so many Twitter clients, an app needs to speak to a niche need/market if it’s going to take hold. Otherwise all that work could have been for very little.  Today I have my hands on Creme by Directionality Studios. Sloganed “Creme de la creme” which crudely translates to “Best of the best”, Creme is a prime example of one that could swing either way.  Read on to see if this Creme, was frais (that’s French for fresh ;), or curdled.

Feel free to discuss Creme in our forums.

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Official Twitter app now live on App Store

Twitter’s official app for the iPhone/iPod Touch is finally available for download on the App Store. For those not aware, Twitter announced earlier last month that they’ve acquired Atebit’s popular Tweetie app (my personal favorite on the iPhone) and re-branding it as “Twitter”. While the overall design hasn’t changed, its release version is now 3.0 and a bunch of new features have been introduced, including:

  • Search has been reorganized, now you can search all tweets and find users in the same spot, view Top Tweets and Browse Suggested users.
  • Search results now include Top Tweets, try it with Trends…winner combo!
  • You can now use Twitter without an account! Search, Browse uses, view trends and top tweets.
  • Sign-up is now availabile within the application as well, complete with Suggested user list.
  • More tab has been re-organized to accomplish all this. Users with one account can add a second account under the Accounts and Settings button here.
  • Actions we’ve found people use most, like Retweet have been moved to the main actions bar.
  • Minor tweaks were made to tweet rendering so they match tweets

Aside from the fact that the Tweetie Twitter is widely considered as one of the best clients on the iDevice, the app is now FREE with the re-release. So for those of you who use alternative twitter apps like Osfoora and Twitterena, will you be making the switch over? For the price, you really can’t go wrong with an awesome client like Twitter.

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Osfoora In Review – Big offerings from a little bird

They say that the only guaranteed things in life are death and taxes.  As an app reviewer, one thing I can definitely guarantee is that there is always ANOTHER Twitter app to review.  I had done my best to stay away from them as much as possible, however lately I’ve been in the mood for change and scrolling through the appstore I came across the oddly named Osfoora (translated: Little Bird). Read on to see what’s up with this strangely named little app.

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MotionObj releases SimplyTweet 3.0 – iPhone Twitter App with Push

Singapore – SimplyTweet 3.0, a new version of their full featured Twitter application for iPhone and iPod touch has been released. SimplyTweet combines a fast, simple user interface with a rich set of features. This new version has a brand new architecture that is designed to bring more recent Twitter functionality to users. It supports advanced functionality such as mentions and direct messages push notifications, themes, photo search, photo and video posting, geotagging and much more.

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TweetyShow 1.0 for iPhone – Shows Photos Being Posted on Twitter, Live

Lausanne, Switzerland – Nicolas Seriot and Anton Anton today are pleased to announce the release of TweetyShow 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch devices. TweetyShow shows photos posted on Twitter in real time. iPhone users can scroll through an endless grid of photos coming live from the Twitter-sphere. The result is a strange, addictive and poetic experience. Whereas Twitter communication is traditionally text only, Twitter users frequently post links to photos, using services like Twitpic or Yfrog. TweetyShow’s goal is to put these photos in the spotlight.

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Contest Alert: iBaconlove Valentine’s Day Twitter Contest – for the love of bacon

Nothing says “I love you” like bacon – nothing. Every mouthful broadens that love, expands that ‘you’; every strip a pig sluffs for Valentine’s Day returns like the frim fram sauce. iBacon, the virtual cook ‘n eat app for the iDevice which has sizzled on touch screens the world over since last fall, is turning up the heat for Valentine’s Day in a Twitter contest which is sure to get hot. While I’ll let the contest rules drain after the gap, the prize’ll get served here. If you win the Twitter contest, you win 2lbs of bacon! Yep, that is a full aught 8 or so kilograms of the sizzling stuff for Valentines!

iBacon: a game you'll flip over! G-Monkey Productions LLC, iBacon: a game you’ll flip over! – $0.99

Contest rules and app info after the gap:

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Twitterena+ Professional in Review – A Great Twitter Client, Now Even Better!


A few weeks ago I did a review on the Twitter client, Twitterena, by Developer Andy Weekes. At the time, his client was one of, if not the best, all-around Twitter client feature wise. I reported then that he was working on releasing updates that would add quite a few premium features to an already amazing client (feel free to re-read my previous review for a re-fresher). Afterwards I found out that instead of just updating the existing client Andy realized that with the segmented market of Twitter users not everyone would need these enhanced features. The result has given birth to a new and even better client now known as Twitterena+ Pro.

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