I know there are a lot of Twitter apps out there, but here’s another one to throw into the mix. Bobbit for Twitter, created by Sparky Mobile, is a thematic live wallpaper that features your Twitter feed. Bobbit offers 6 different themes: city, night, show, forest, farm, and green. Each wallpaper features a scenery that many would find attractive even without the Twitter feed. Tweets are shown individually in a caption style along with a bird that flies in and out of your home screen. For example, in the city theme, the bird flies in and lands on a tree with each tweet. Tweets are displayed for about 5 seconds, then the bird flies off, and of course flies back with the very next tweet. If the tweet includes a link, you will see another bird flying overhead with a browser globe hanging by a rope. All you have to do is swipe down on the globe, and the link will open via your browser of choice.
- Interactions: touch to skip, drag to open links inside the tweet.
- Smooth and fluid animations.
- 5 extra themes package.
- Works even when data connection is lost (using cache).
Bobbit for Twitter is supposed to make it so you don’t have to remember to open Twitter, but I know hardcore Twitter users don’t need a reminder. If you follow a lot of people, you will still need to open your Twitter app because you just won’t be able to view all the tweets in your timeline with this app. Still, some may find it cool to see some of the latest tweets hitting their home screen in between the times that you do indeed open your Twitter app. If you’re a casual Twitter user, you may never have to open your app.
Right now Bobbit for Twitter is in BETA so it only supports portrait mode. It’s free to try and you will get one theme, city. If you like it, you can make an in app purchase of .99cents for the remaining 5 themes. I’ve included Sparky Mobile’s demo video below, so check that out, and hit one of the download links below to get started.