For users of Twitter on Android, there are a number of options and each one a little different than the others. Many people automatically assume that the best Twitter app is the one made by Twitter itself, but that’s not always the case. For some people, it may be appropriate to get a third party app instead. Here is a list of some of the best Twitter apps available. Head on past the break to get started.
HTC today posted a picture of two broken HTC phones in the shape of a heart, with the caption “if only broken hearts were this easy to fix.” Many are speculating that this signals a device repair service for HTC. HTC also mentioned that more information would be released on February 18, which is this coming Tuesday.
Talon for twitter was released a few weeks ago and already secured its spot as the best Twitter client on the Google Play Store. It’s a great new app and within a short span of time, developer Klinker Apps has just released version 1.3 which includes a huge list of new features.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Talon app before, it’s a Twitter client that has been designed with Android KitKat in mind. It includes a beautiful card-style user interface, neat animations, Google+-like profile pictures and more. In short, the app allows you to do everything you ever wanted to do right from a Twitter app.
Check out the huge list of new features right after the break. » Read the rest
Today, a picture of the HTC M8 aka One 2 has surfaced on Twitter that appears to be the rear panel of the phone. The picture posted by a Twitter user going by the name @HTCFamily_RU shows the twin cameras and a dual LED flash on the back of the phone. This means that the fingerprint sensor, if there is one one, won’t be on the back of the phone. No other details about the phone was leaked. » Read the rest
Twitter has issued an update to the official app today to make it a little easier for users to share and “tag” photos as well as find out what the latest news is. For photos, as a user is editing an image to get it ready for posting, the app will remind you to @ mention people and places related to the photo. Twitter says it is not easier to @ mention people when tweeting a photo. Other photo editing improvements include better photo cropping and image rotation features.
The latest news content feature is supposed to only surface when a user is caught up with the tweets from people they are following. If a user pulls down to refresh and there are no new tweets from those they follow, Twitter will serve up news stories based on what is currently trending and popular on Twitter at that time.
If you want to try the official Twitter app or need to grab the update, just use on of the download links below.
Luke Klinker of Klinker Apps has released a brand new Twitter app in the Play Store — Talon for Twitter. The developer, who also created the popular Sliding Messaging app, designed Talon to take advantage of Android 4.4 KitKat’s design. Present in the app is the full screen layout that apps like Google Now use in Android 4.4; however, devices running Android 4.3 and lower can not take advantage of this.
Aside from the usual Twitter features, Talon has an interesting one called Talon Pull. It runs in your notification drawer and collects information regarding how many tweets, mentions, and interactions you have missed. If you are worried about this damaging your battery life, don’t. After a few hours of use, I can tell you that it does not seem to have any effect on battery life (and I’m using a Galaxy Nexus). In addition to collecting this information, it also has a popup button that displays your timeline from whatever app you are in.
The app is very clean and features light, dark, and black themes in addition to add-on themes being available. Twitter has a 100,000 user limit for third-party apps, so download it soon before it gets filled. Hit the break for a gallery and download links. » Read the rest
The man behind the Carbon for Android Twitter client, M.Saleh Esmaeili, has announced the client has hit the wall in terms of Twitter API tokens. This was not an entirely unexpected move for Twitter which continues to limit access to its platform by developers of alternative clients. The news comes only days after new updates were released for the Carbon.
Esmaeili indicates in a post on his Google+ page that he is ready to move on from Carbon and has been working on some new paths to take. That does not mean he is abandoning Carbon entirely as he will keep working on some planned updates. He also indicates that he will not come up with a way to create custom API keys to get around Twitter like some other clients.
Earlier today, AT&T announced a new incentive that pays customers if they ditch their current carrier to join them. This is AT&T’s answer to whatever John Legere & Co. have up T-Mobile’s sleeve. But in true Legere fashion, the T-Mobile CEO has fired back. In a tweet issued today, Legere says “
#Randall – you gave us cash & spectrum AND we took your customers with #Uncarrier moves, do you really think you can buy them back?” Who is this Randall guy he is questioning? AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. Legere is calling out Stephenson for attempting to win back customers that already jumped ship for T-Mobile’s Un-Carrier ways.
But the chatter did not stop with Legere’s tweet. In an email with Re/code, he states that AT&T must be scrambling “a terrible Q4 and holiday.” Then T-Mobile’s CEO added that he is “flattered that we have made them so uncomfortable” and reminds people to “wait until CES to hear what pain points we are eliminating next. The competition is going to be toast!” We certainly will be waiting as T-Mobile’s next phase is announced next week in Las Vegas.
Hit the break to see what else T-Mobile’s CEO had to say. » Read the rest
The biggest surprise Samsung gave us in 2013 was their Galaxy Gear smart watch. What does the tech giant have in store for 2014? Well, Samsung Mobile UK tweeted an image of the Galaxy Gear representing 2013 with 2014 having an empty slot. In the tweet, Samsung Mobile UK asks “What do you want Samsung to unveil in 2014?” If it is not a successor to the Galaxy Gear, then what is it? It could very well be the Galaxy Band fitness tracker we have been hearing about lately. And with the timing of the tweet, there is a remote chance that Samsung could unveil something next week in Las Vegas at CES. If they do take that route, be sure to check back here for our coverage of CES. » Read the rest
It’s New Year’s Eve, and perhaps the biggest end-of-year celebration deals with that big ball dropping in Times Square. Gone are the times that you have to be either in NYC or sitting around your television to join the festivities, however. For the second year, there’s an official app for the Times Square ball, and it’s been refreshed for 2013/2014. The app allows users to watch the official show which features musical performances, celebrity appearances, reveler interviews and hourly countdowns.
The update adds Twitter integration, and “much better video stream compatibility.” The design has also been simplified and streamlined. The app is currently at version 3.0.0 and with support for devices running Android 2.3.3 or later. Click past the break for download links.