Vine finally lets you upload clips from your Camera roll

By Cody Lee on Aug 20, 2014

Vine has announced a significant update for its iOS client today, which will add a number of new features to the popular video-sharing app. The release includes a wide range of new editing  tools, as well as the long-requested ability to upload clips from your device’s Camera Roll.

A majority of today’s changes fall within the app’s new camera section, which aims to make it faster and easier to get your Vines just the way you want them. And with new Preview and Undo buttons, you can quickly screen your last clip, and decide whether you want to keep it or not… Read More

 

Twitter announces beta test of new ‘Promoted Video’ ads

By Cody Lee on Aug 12, 2014

Twitter has announced today that it is moving forward with its ‘Promoted Video’ ad project. The site has been testing Twitter Video Cards for several months now, and the results show that Tweets containing native video generate better engagement and more video views than other types of ads.

Thus, the company made it official today, saying that it’s going to be performing a public beta test of Promoted Video on Twitter. The goal of the test is to make it easier for brands to upload and distribute video on the social network, and then of course to measure the reach and effectiveness of it all… Read More

 

Vine updated with redesigned navigation, new sharing options and more

By Cody Lee on Aug 5, 2014

Twitter updated its popular 6-second clip-sharing app Vine today for iOS. The update brings the client to version 2.2, and features a handful of noticeable changes including a redesigned navigation menu and new sharing options.

The redesigned navigation UI is one of biggest changes to Vine since its inception. The drop-down menu that lived in the Home icon in the top left-hand corner of the app has been replaced by a standard, bottom navigation bar…
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TwitConfirm prevents you from accidentally retweeting or favoriting a tweet

By Alihassan Mahdi on Aug 4, 2014

If you use the Twitter app regularly on your iOS device, you may have accidentally retweeted or favorited a tweet while scrolling through your timeline feed. It can be quite annoying just to go back and undo the action and sometimes, you won’t even notice that you’ve retweeted or favorited a post. However, a new jailbreak tweak landed in Cydia recently that helps Twitter users overcome this problem. Read More

 

Tweetbot 3 quietly rolls out animated GIF support via iOS media player

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 26, 2014

You’re probably aware that Twitter began supporting animated GIFs via its web interface in mid-June. If so, you may also recall that Twitter’s iOS client has picked up support for this popular file format a mere week later.

The feature isn’t exclusive to the company’s own mobile apps: Twitter soon after updated its API to let makers of third-party clients implement direct GIF sharing via pic.twitter.com links.

Tapbots’ Tweetbot, one of the best Twitter clients for the Mac and iOS devices, does not officially recognize animated GIFs. That’s why tapping a pic.twitter.com GIF link in Tweetbot for iPhone opens the detail view for the tweet itself rather than play the embedded animation inline.

This has been driving me nuts – but not anymore. As it turns out, Tapbots yesterday issued a maintenance update to Tweetbot for the iPhone and iPod touch which apparently adds support for animated GIFs via Twitter’s pic.twitter.com links. Strangely enough, the official release notes make no mention of this nice little addition whatsoever… Read More

 

Tweetbot for Mac updated with support for multiple images, bug fixes and more

By Joe Rossignol on Jul 1, 2014

Tapbots has released an update for its popular Twitter desktop client Tweetbot for Mac this afternoon, bumping the app to version 1.6. Tweetbot now supports viewing and posting multiple images using the built-in Twitter photo service, although multiple images won’t show up in search or the streaming timeline until Twitter enables the feature in the future…  Read More

 

Twitter updates iPhone and iPad app with animated GIF support, #WorldCup enhancements

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 23, 2014

Last Wednesday, the micro-blogging platform Twitter started rolling out native support for animated GIFs to its mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as to its web interface available on Twitter.com.

Initiaily, the free iPhone and iPad app didn’t gain the feature at the time of the announcement as the firm needed more time to implement animated GIFs on backend side.

This morning, Twitter version 6.8 has surfaced in the App Store featuring – you guessed right – the ability to upload animated GIFs from your iPhone and iPad and view them rendered inline, right inside your timelines… Read More

 

Twitter now supports animated GIFs

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 18, 2014

Twitter, the leading micro-blogging platform, is rolling out native support for animated GIFs to its mobile apps and across the web.

By adding native GIF support to both the web interface on Twitter.com and mobile apps on iOS and Android, the startup has finally jumped on the trendy bus of GIF memes.

Twitter’s free iPhone and iPad app wasn’t updated at post time though the company said in a tweet that “starting today, you can share and view animated GIFs on Twitter.com, Android and iPhone”. As it turns out, no software update will be needed as Twitter has confirmed that GIFs will be supported by its official API… Read More

 

LaMetric is a real-time smart ticker that pairs with iPhone to display useful information

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 18, 2014

Smart Atoms has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an interesting new product called LaMetric, a real-time smart ticker that displays notifications and other metrics and even lets you respond to them. The customizable smart ticker is ideal for life at home and in the office, with multipurpose functionality and a sleek, modern design. Check it out… Read More

 

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone updated with support for viewing/posting multiple images

By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2014

The Tapbots have updated their popular Tweetbot 3 app for iPhone this morning. The update brings the Twitter client to version 3.4, and brings about a handful of new features, including support for multiple image viewing/posting, and more.

Users can now view and post multiple images from within Tweetbot 3, although Tapbots cautions that multiple images won’t show up in search or streaming timelines until Twitter enables support. We have the full change log after the break… Read More

 

Update your Tweetbot iOS apps before they stop working

By Cody Lee on May 24, 2014

The Tapbots issued updates for their Tweetbot Twitter clients on iOS last night, bringing the iPhone app to version 3.3.2 and the iPad version to 2.8.8. Both change logs note that these are critical updates, and that older versions of Tweetbot will soon stop working.

The developers published a post on their blog to better explain the situation, noting that folks from Twitter’s Platform Operations group contacted them a few weeks ago asking them to make a small change in the way that Tweetbot talks with the Twitter API… Read More

 

Twitter to try the music thing again, this time by buying SoundCloud?

By Christian Zibreg on May 19, 2014

Twitter last month discontinued its poorly received Twitter #music app, but that doesn’t mean the micro-blogging giant has given up on music.

According to a report Monday by Re/code, Twitter is considering a deal to buy Berlin-based SoundCloud, the increasingly popular service enthusiasts use to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds.

With a rather cool iOS app available in the App Store and installed user base of over 250 million people (as of October 2013) who turn to SoundCloud to listen to music and audio for free, the service/app has a lot to offer but can it possibly make Twitter relevant in the music space?

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Twitter updates iPad app with new features, starts rolling out ‘mute’ function

By Cody Lee on May 12, 2014

Twitter today posted an update for its iOS app, bringing it to version 6.5. The update brings about a handful of improvements for the iPad client, including a new design, photo and video previews for timeline, and easier access to DMs.

It also appears that Twitter has begun rolling out its new ‘mute’ feature to its web and mobile apps. Earlier this month the website was discovered testing the function with select users, but today it’s becoming available on a wider scale… Read More

 

Daily Dash: find out what’s trending on your Lock screen

By Jeff Benjamin on May 8, 2014

Twitter trends on your iPhone’s Lock screen? That’s the premise behind Daily Dash—a Cydget widget for jailbroken devices that lists the top three Twitter trending topics right on the Lock screen.

Daily Dash actually came out a few days ago, but it didn’t work properly. An update was pushed to fix the issue, and now it works exactly as described. Check out our video walkthrough after the break to see Daily Dash in action. Read More

 

#AmazonCart lets you add stuff to your shopping basket without leaving Twitter

By Christian Zibreg on May 5, 2014

Are you a frequent Amazon shopper and a heavy Twitter user? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that you can now add products to your shopping basket without ever leaving Twitter. It couldn’t be easier: simply find a tweet containing an Amazon product link, reply with #AmazonCart and voilà – the product in question gets quickly saved in your Amazon shopping basket.

You can add as many products as you want this way before checking out at your convenience later. #AmazonCart is currently available in the United States and in the United Kingdom, where it’s called #AmazonBasket… Read More

 

Twitter testing mute feature in iOS app

By Christian Zibreg on May 1, 2014

We’ve all been there: someone – maybe your ex or your biggest fan – is stalking you on Twitter and populating your timeline with stuff you don’t want to see.

Or worse, if you’ve made a few enemies along the way you can bet they’ll take to Twitter to post crazy stuff about you on an everyday basis. If you only use Twitter’s official app, right now you have two options at your disposal to deal with the situation.

You can either A) unfollow your ex and risk turning him or her into an enemy, or B) block an account that’s been harassing you online. According to a new report, there will soon be a new way to stop receiving updates from accounts: the mute feature.

I know muting is currently available in third-party apps like Tweetbot so the newsworthy part here is that Twitter is finally testing this long overdue feature in its own iPhone and iPad appRead More

 

ShareDraft: Save Twitter share sheet messages for later

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 22, 2014

ShareDraft is a new jailbreak tweak that lets users save share sheet messages as drafts. The share sheets, which are used for iOS’ built-in Twitter and Facebook sharing, normally force users to send a message or lose it. With ShareDraft installed, you can save messages to drafts and recover those drafts when sending future messages.

We’ve taken ShareDraft for a spin on video, and while it isn’t perfect, heavy share sheet users might find it to be a handy add-on. Check past the break for the full video review. Read More

 

Facebook reportedly planning ad network for mobile devices

By Jake Smith on Apr 20, 2014

Facebook is finally following the likes of Google and Yahoo and will launch an advertising network with a focus on mobile platforms, according to Recode.

Facebook hasn’t publicly acknowledged its plans, but the publication says Facebook will take the wraps off its mobile ad network at its F8 developer conference in San Francisco at the end of April.

An ad network from Facebook essentially means you’ll see Facebook ads even when you’re not on Facebook – think any app on the App Store. In a way, Facebook’s solution could go after Apple’s iAd network, which has failed to catch wind with the industry. Read More

 

Direct mobile app installs coming to your Twitter timeline soon

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 17, 2014

Micro-blogging platform Twitter on Thursday announced a full suite of targeting, creative and measurement tools that enable Twitter advertisers to promote their mobile apps, both on and off-Twitter.

One particular native ad unit takes advantage of Twitter Cards and Promoted Tweets technologies to allow users to easily install and engage with apps, directly from their Twitter timeline.

Currently, tapping an App Store link in a tweet in Twitter’s free iPhone and iPad application opens the link in an in-app browser which then redirects the request to the App Store app. Direct app installs from Twitter timelines is limited to this new ad unit and it’s not clear if Twitter plans on enabling the feature for common app store links in people’s tweets… Read More

 

Twitterrific for iOS now lets you edit tweets after they’ve been published

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 17, 2014

What if you could edit a tweet that’s already been tweeted out? A new Twitterrific for iOS update by Iconfactory lets you do just that! Now available free in the App Store, Twitterrific for the iPhone and iPad now lets you edit previously published tweet in your timeline.

This is a rather interesting development as even Twitter’s own iOS app won’t let you edit a tweet after it’s been posted. So, how did Iconfactory accomplish this? Read on for the full reveal… Read More

 
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