Lately, Twitter has been making some changes to both their website and mobile app. Some of these changes were made to the interface, as well as with the reply, retweet and favorite button on the mobile app. Not to mention, just a few days ago Twitter introduced an experimental news tab in the Twitter app that helps sort tweets that are classified as news.
Several folks like to use the popular Tweetbot that is a full-featured Twitter client. The devs recently updated that app for fans that use it, which brings even more features to it, making it a better and more convenient app to use.
On Thursday, Twitter announced that they will remove the 140-character limit in Direct Messages. Starting in July, DMs will have a new limit of 10,000 characters, bringing it in line with other instant messaging services. Read more
Twitter updated their 6-second video sharing app Vine on Tuesday, bringing the iOS client to version 3.4. The change log only includes a single feature, but it’s a significant one for users who have ever had trouble tracking down a specific clip: proper search. Read more
The Tapbots has at last released a major update to their very popular Twitter client for OS X. Tweetbot 2 for Mac is now available as a free update for existing Tweetbot users.
For new users, the application is now available at a discounted price of $12.99, down from its regular price which was $19.99. Read more
Periscope for iPhone, a Twitter-owned live-broadcasting app, received an update on Thursday with a few new features, this includes a feature that lets you browse live broadcasts on a world map by location. Read more
In recent news, according to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, tweets and accounts are coming to Apple’s Spotlight search engine on Macs and iOS devices, allowing for an even closer integration between the Apple and Twitter, which was reported by MacWorld on Wednesday.
Apple added Twitter to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad as the inaugural third-party service integration in iOS 5, which was three years ago. Read more
iPhone users will now be able to download a Twitter widget app called “NC”, which displays content and messages through the iPhone’s Notifications center. The iOS Developer Akhil Tolani, is the one that created the NC Twitter app and is currently charging about $1.99 for the download.
What exactly does the NC app do? It allows you to view your Twitter timeline and mentions from your lockscreen or inside any active app so that you can quickly get updates from your friends and followers with one simple touch. This means that you can access Twitter and all your favorite content without quitting the game you’re playing or closing out other apps because the widget works straight from the Notifications menu.
You still will not be able to pin the widget to your main home screen for instant updates without having to push a button- which is a common widget feature among rival Android devices, but iPhone widget developers are starting to get pretty creative to find ways around the iOS limitations by utilizing the Notifications center to allow more freedom and control over what they can do with widgets and how they operate. I’m sure you will see other similar widgets start to pop up soon.
The NC Twitter widget currently runs on iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iphone, iPod touch and iPad devices. They also say that the app widget is optimized to run for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus devices.For more information or if you would like to download the NC twitter app, you can visit the NC Twitter app by following the provided link- NC iTunes page.
Social networking site ‘Twitter’ on Thursday announced a very low and unexpected number of monthly active users for their just-completed fourth quarter, a figure that the company blamed in part on some issues in Apple’s release of iOS 8. Read more
Twitter is planning to reveal their new video feature in the next few weeks. And apparently some of the past details about twitter’s new features are said to be somewhat wrong. Instead of a 10 minute video limit for the Twitter Video service, which many sources were speculating, it will be closer to 20 seconds, and actually have a lot of similarities Vine. Read more