TwitkaFly Jailbreak Tweak Brings System-Wide Tweeting to iOS

By , Jul 16, 2011

With Twitter becoming the world’s water cooler, everyone is scrambling to integrate the social network into their software and hardware, with Apple being no exception.

When iOS 5 ships to eager users later this year, it will have Twitter baked right into its core, with contact syncing as the only real feature to be yet demonstrated by Apple.

What we really want from iOS 5 Twitter integration is system-wide tweeting. Being able to send new tweets without having to stop what you are doing would be really cool, though we’re not holding out much hope that Apple will give it to us.

Once again though, the jailbreak scene has us covered, with TwitkaFly doing the business this time around…

Available now from the jailbreak app store, Cydia, TwitkaFly will set you back $1.99.

So what do you get for your money?

The most obvious feature is the ability to create an Activator action that will trigger a bubble to pop up, offering users a chance to tweet from anywhere in the operating system – in an app, in a game, anywhere.

Perhaps the best feature, though, brings BiteSMS-like quick-reply functionality to the table, meaning pushed @ messages can be dealt with instantly.

If you’re a big Twitter user like me, that’s worth the price of admission alone!

We like TwitkaFly so much that we’ve put together a video showing it off, so hit the play button and enjoy.

To use TwitkaFly you’ll need to have the official Twitter app installed, as well as be running a jailbroken version of iOS 4.x or above. There is no iOS 5 support just yet, either. We suggest using JailbreakMe as your tool of choice, should you not already be part of the cool gang.

Have you tried TwitkaFly yet?

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  • james will

    this is awesome!

  • Kelvin

    Now if only there was something like this for facebook. :P

    • Hendo27

      There is something like this for facebook its called qtweeter

  • http://www.brucetdoesit.com BruceT

    Nicely done. If it only had the feature to link all of your Twitter accounts, this would be a 10/10

  • zahi

    perfect on iphone 3g that needs light apps/
    just what i was looking for

  • Dan

    I’m turned off this because of the reliance on the official twitter app (I’m a Tweetbot user) and also, just a bit of OCD, I don’t like the “send” and “clear” buttons. I’d much prefer the default buttons associated with the push notifications box.

  • Dan

    I don’t really like this, mainly because it’s only available for the official app, and I use Tweetbot. Also, not really a fan of the buttons on the popup, I’d prefer the default ones.

  • Dan

    Sorry, an error came up saying it hadn’t posted…

  • tbobw16

    my auto correct feature seems to make qtweeter and this app crash… y is that?

  • Ins0mnihack

    I bought it and like it, but there’s two major problems:

    1. Its UI is as ugly as a piece of old mouldy bread.
    2. It doesn’t include the full tweet in quick reply , so you nearly always have to open Twitter anyway.

    When those two things are fixed I’ll find it rather useful.

  • http://twitter.com/lasiaf faisal

    what was wrong with qtweeter !?? isnt this the same thing ?

    • Ins0mnihack

      No. This is more like the Quick Reply/Quick Compose feature in BiteSMS, but for Twitter. Problem is that when you receive the quick reply message, half the tweet is cut off, so you end up just having to go into Twitter to see the message properly and reply anyway. If that problem is fixed (and the UI is revamped) it could be very useful.

  • digitalus

    It’s a great start but definitely needs to be tweaked to make it both truly usable and easy on the eyes. I’m content with qTweeter for now, it’s not exactly the same thing but it’s a lot more usable.

  • http://heminem.blogspot.com Hassan

    I sent many tweets through twitkafly and when I open my tweebot I didnt find them. Where are the drafts ?? :( or did I lose them?

    • Steve Ballmer

      Twitkafly is a stand alone program. You can just set it to open the official Twitter app or Tweetbot, but it doesn’t actually use those programs to send the tweet, so you won’t find it in drafts if you don’t send it.

      Basically if you send a message through Twitkafly, the only way to view that message later is in your Twitter timeline.