Falcon Pro made our list of best looking apps a few weeks ago, and today the popular Twitter app got an update making it look even nicer. Today’s update adds a beautiful new white theme to the mix, along with multi-window support for Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III devices. Besides the new theme there is the normal gamut of bug fixes and minor UI tweaks as the developers of Falcon Pro continue to make the app better and better. No wonder it’s one of the best Twitter apps around. Check out the screen shots and the QR code/download link after the break.
It’s no secret that Twitter has been tightening its belt when it comes to allowing its competition to access its services. Today Twitter tightens that belt one notch tighter with an update to its official Twitter app that adds photo filters. This seems to be a direct attack against its biggest photo sharing competitor – Instagram. Twitter’s latest release now includes eight “creative” filters that enhance your images before you upload them. The filters include: vignette, black & white, warm, cool, vintage, cimematic, happy, and gritty. Twitter has also added cropping and auto-balancing tools. The cool thing about how Twitter is approaching photo filters is that their editing grid allows you to see how each filter affects your photo in a side-by-side comparison (see the screen shot below). This update should cause a lot of people to cut out the middle man and edit their photos and upload them all from the same app, which is exactly what Twitter wants. If you’re ready to update, head past the break and use the QR code or Google play link to get your photo-filtering on.
Finding the best Twitter client has been somewhat of a goal of mine and being that there aren’t very many options to chose from makes it pretty easy. At this point I have found that Boid is my most favorite twitter app but unfortunately even with all of its recent updates still lacks widgets. There is also another up and coming hopeful that I have been keeping an eye on that goes by the name “Carbon For Android.” From what I have seen already, they have a pretty awesome app in the making and I am dying to get my hands on it.
Over the past few months the folks at Carbon for Android have been providing Google+ followers a glimpse at what they have in store and their most recent demo video shows the app nearing completion. From what I can tell without even using this app is that it’s going to be a winner. Just the way in which the ICS themed app transitions between tabs and users is simply beautiful and unique all in its own. You gotta check out this video after the break and let me know what you think. (If you look close you will see the Talk Android handle too! Carbon obviously knows their stuff :-)) Read more
Plume, formally known as Touiteur, has received an update that addresses several bugs currently present on the app. Plume is an alternative Twitter client that is extremely customizable in every sense of the word. The new 2.15 update tackles several bugs like position saving, button issues and various display messages. Head on over to Talk Android’s apps database for more details and let us know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to hit the break to get full developer details and bug fixes. Read more
This week has seen some Twitter action from Steve Jobs (Apple CEO), Andy Rubin (Google VP of Engineering) and Iain Dodsworth (TweetDeck CEO) over possible fragmentation issues in Android OS.
Steve started this by claiming Google was being “disingenuous” about Android being an open platform advantage, where he also stated that Windows was more open because they remain consistent with its software while supporting various forms of hardware Windows may be installed on. He went on to say that Android doesn’t offer that due to the many different kinds of interfaces and hardware devices.