Twitterrific updated with notification badges, Favstar support and more

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Following last month’s monstrous 5.2 release that brought about push notifications and other changes, Iconfactory has released another major update for its popular Twitter client, Twitterrific. Today’s update brings the app to version 5.2.1, and again adds several new features.

Perhaps the most significant part of the update is the addition of notification badges, which tells you your number of unread notifications for the app at a glance. It also brings support for Favstar and Twitter’s trending topics, and a number of other bug fixes and improvements…

Here’s your full change log for Twitterrific 5.2.1:


• App badges for push notifications (enable in iOS Settings > Notification Center)
– Notification count for replies, mentions & DM’s
– Using app badges also clears messages from Notification Center
• Favstar support (enable in Settings > Other Services)
– View a user’s Favstar page from their profile or via long tap on their avatar
– View Favstar info on a tweet via more actions menu (…)
• Twitter trends (open Sidebar > Search > Tweets tab to view)


• Faster tweet loading time
• Search interface remembers last selected tab
• Support for Twitter stock symbols ($AAPL, etc)
• New tweet count stays on screen until the timeline is scrolled
• Home timeline auto-refreshes when posting a new tweet or DM
• Automatic theme changing now based on dawn/dusk at your location
• Compose gesture: one-finger swipe left/right to adjust cursor
• VoiceOver now speaks hint text at the bottom of settings panel
• VoiceOver now speaks muffled tweet descriptions
• Holding timeline position improved when using VoiceOver
• Photo viewer can be dismissed using VoiceOver’s two-finger Z gesture


• Muffled hash tags are now case insensitive
• Buttons in settings are now easier to tap
• Corrected display bugs during pull-to-refresh
• Fixed a bug that prevented Readability from turning off
• Tweets at the top of the timeline are easier to swipe
• User links in emailed tweets now properly point to the user’s profile
• Fixed various bugs that caused the timeline to jump to top unexpectedly
• Compose displays correctly when using foreign language keyboards on iPad
• Additional fixes & improvements

With the addition of push notifications last month, you knew it was only a matter of time before we saw badges. But I’m happy to report that this works well, assuming you are able to receive push alerts through Twitterrific. They’ve been slowly rolling this out over the past month.

Similarly, it was only a matter of time before we saw Iconfactory add in support for Favstar and Twitter’s trending topic list, as Tweetbot and other clients have had these features for a while now. Again, though, I’m happy to report that both additions look great and work flawlessly.

It’s tougher for me to speak to the improvements and bug fixes, as I don’t use Twitterrific on a daily basis (I’m still a diehard Tweetbot user). But the list of them is pretty impressive for a release that comes so soon after another major update, and the app is really starting to fill out.

If you’re interested in checking out Twitterrific, you can find it in the App Store, for both the iPhone and iPad, for $2.99.