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