Material Design Everywhere

Tweetings for Android has up until now supported Material Design on Lollipop and newer versions and continued to support Holo themes on JellyBean and KitKat as well as alongside Material on newer versions.

The time has come to drop support for Holo after 3 years of Material Design.

With Tweetings for Android 10.0.0 we will be dropping support for Holo theme and bringing Material Design all the way back to JellyBean 4.1

Find animated Gifs using Giphy

We’ve supported posting Animated Gifs to Twitter on both iPhone and Android since Twitter introduced the feature to their API.

However in recent versions you can now search for Gifs online and post them.

We’ve teamed up with Giphy to power this feature… enjoy!

TwitterStorms and Custom Timelines

The latest and greatest versions of Tweetings for both Android and iPhone contain a powerful improvement to TwitterStorm.

What is a TwitterStorm

Tweetings has long contained a powerful feature allowing you to split Tweets beyond the 140 character limit into multiple Tweets. This must be done at the time of posting.

This feature used to have (part 1), (part 2), etc appended to the end of each Tweet.

Recently many people have been using a new format called TwitterStorm which prefixes each split Tweet with the number e.g. 1/, 2/, etc. We’ve also supported this format for split Tweets

What’s new?

Well we’ve added a flag to set the compose screen into TwitterStorm mode. This means you can keep on posting Tweets, all of those Tweets will be linked together into a Twitter conversation and they don’t have to all be posted at the same time.

This is a great feature for those that want to Tweet live events quickly and easily.

With Twitter’s custom timelines we can also join all of those Tweets together when you’re finished, give it a name and post a link to that TwitterStorm directly to Twitter.

Tweetings for iPhone and Android will also support viewing that TwitterStorm natively directly in the app itself. Any apps that don’t support custom timelines will likely just open the custom timeline on Twitter itself instead.

Unfortunately custom timelines are not supported by protected Twitter accounts.

Why in-app purchase permission change

A recent update has appeared for Tweetings for Android that contains a permission change for In-App purchases.

Why! I can hear you cry, I already purchased this app.

Don’t worry we aren’t changing our business practice. We’ve been asked many times by some of our users, especially some of the long time users, for a way they can contribute to future development and support, as they can’t repurchase the app.

The In-App permission has been added so that we can add a totally optional in-app purchase donation feature.

Let me restate this, it’s totally optional, we don’t expect anyone to purchase it (although we’d love it if you did 🙂 ), you won’t miss out on ANY features if you don’t purchase it.

Due to the way Google Play works, we have to upload an app with the in-app purchasing option in it, before we can even create in-app purchase products to test with, so we’ve had to add the permission now, without actually having the feature available yet.