Tweetings for iPhone now supports iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus natively

With the larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, apps that aren’t updated to specifically support those screen sizes work but are stretched. Well now Tweetings 2 for iPhone now fully supports the new screens and looks gorgeous on them. And best of all, it’s a free upgrade to all existing users of Tweetings 2 on iPhone Here’s what’s changed in this version + Support for iOS 8 + Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus + Option for completely round profile photos (default) – Redesigned user profiles – Redesigned compose screen – Add parallax image previews back, this should only be enabled on more recent devices for performance reasons – Fix crash selecting multiple accounts to send a tweet with – Fix crash on suggested users from search tab – Image previews weren’t the correct height when timeline links were enabled So we’ve completely…Keep Reading

State of the Union: Tweetings for Android

There’s been a lot of changes to Tweetings for Android in recent months so we thought we’d share some of them with you New default theme When we first launched the Holo themed version of Tweetings for Android with version 2.0, the default theme color scheme was dark, with an optional light theme with a dark action bar.  We then later on added a light theme with light action bar. In recent months this was then activated as the default theme New navigation The navigation since version 2.0 had always been tabs across the top. Many users had been asking for a while to be able to use the new Google Drawer style navigation. We changed the default navigation to a drawer style, but left a setting to be able to use tabs if you so desired.  You can open the navigation drawer by either clicking the drawer icon at…Keep Reading

All about push notifications

Many of us may take push notifications for granted but many don’t really know how they work, nor do they really know how they work. On Android and iOS there are two types of notification. Local notifications These are generated by the installed app by itself and displayed by that app. On Android you might have a background service checking Twitter periodically to show you your latest mentions, etc In the case of a Twitter client these may keep a connection open to Twitter or use your network every 5 mins or so to check for new Tweets. This can be a real battery drainer Push notifications These are handled by app developers remotely. Apps will have a remote server performing the hard work for you instead of your device. When the server has a notification for you, it generates a specially formatted message with a unique identifier to target…Keep Reading

Replies to Tweets

There are two types of conversation thread on Twitter. We refer to them as the conversation view and the reply view Conversation View This takes the current tweet and if it was a reply to another tweet, it’ll load the tweet it was in reply to and any other tweet further down the chain.  This feature will remain unchanged in Tweetings for Android, iPhone, iPad, etc Reply View The reply view takes the current tweet and shows any replies made to that tweet after it was posted.  This is a feature on Tweetings for iPhone and iPad but not on Android. Why? This uses a private API on Twitter called ‘related tweets’. However as you may be aware, Twitter is migrating all clients and apps to a new version of their API. This feature IS NOT part of the new API. Basically the only people able to offer this feature…Keep Reading

Rate limits and the new Twitter API

What’s changing? As you may be aware Twitter are transitioning all users from version 1.0 of their API to version 1.1. For most users this doesn’t mean anything nor will they be aware of this except in one specific change which may cause a lot of pain for both client developers and users alike…. Rate Limits. What are Rate limits Rate limits are quite simply the number of times you can access certain features on Twitter within a given time. Rate limiting in version 1.0 of the Twitter API was quite simple, you had a bucket of 350 requests you could make in any given hour period and if you went over it, Twitter blocked you until that period had passed and all started working again. 350 was usually more than adequate for the majority of users. However with version 1.1 of the Twitter API this has all changed. Rate…Keep Reading