Twitter notifications - iOS 5

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by djr7572, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. djr7572 macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure this has been discussed in various threads so apologies in advance.

    Why is it that when I get a new Tweet for something I'm subscribed to, I never get any kind of notification? In Notifications I have Twitter set up to show banners, badges, and sounds. I get none of these for new tweets. Are you not supposed to get notifications when there's a new tweet? It would just be nice to get a visual notification when there's a new tweet. I'm only following about 4 people so it wouldn't be message-overload for me. Would just be nice to not have to open the app to find out if there's new tweets.

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  2. shandyman Suspended

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    they're designed to only notify on mentions or DM's. alot of people follow more than 4 people and the notifications could be an overload. Dunno about any of the other twitter apps, but this is the case for the official one. Now that's not saying they could at least include the option though.
     
  3. MistahMumford macrumors 6502

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    You could go to the twitter site and subscribe to text notifications for the folks you follow. After you do that, you'll get a text every time they tweet. Hope that helps.
     
  4. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    I'm with ya on this one DJR...I go as far as go into

    twitter>>myprofile>>following>>select a person that I'm following>>more>>notification options>>enable notifications

    and still don't get any notifications that they posted a new tweet...I have to, like you mentioned go into the app itself and see if they tweeted something new.

    If you select to receive notifications you should get a banner alert like you would email/SMS
     
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Reinstall the Twitter app and check within the app settings that it's set to push the notifications.
     
  6. shandyman Suspended

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    As stated before. Notifications are for mentions and DMs, you can't just get them for bog standard tweets. No matter what setting you use.
     
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    wow.. way to even read the post.

    i'm not sure if this works, but if you click their profile on twitter, scroll down and select more.

    you'll see "notification options". perhaps if you enable those, you will get notifications every time they tweet?

    this is an odd request though as people aren't always posting something you want to hear, even if you're following 4 people.
     
  8. shandyman Suspended

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    Nope, that doesn't do that. The enable/disable notifications on a profile is for if they mention you as per my previous posts
     
  9. SoloStyle macrumors regular

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    Is there a third-party twitter app that allows for these type of notifications. I would also love to get notifications for tweets from specific people.
     
  10. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Check out my favorite Tweetbot.
     
  11. djr7572 thread starter macrumors regular

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    There doesn't seem to be an option within the Twitter app to "push" notifications. I did, however, discover that under each person you follow, you can enable/disable notifications. I've selected "enable" - maybe that will do something.

    Still don't understand why, in my iPhone Settings, they allow you to customize the Twitter notifications if you never get any notifications. This is the only app that seems to behave oddly and is kinda nonsensical when it comes how/when it notifies you of new activitity. Confused......

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    I heard this is good, but I'd rather not download another app just to compensate for the shortcomings of the original app. I just wish the original app would work the way I want it to! :(

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    Oh, ok ... so choosing "enable", like I just did, still isn't going to get me what I want. Drat!

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    Thanks. Would rather not have texts ... I just want the app notifications to work like every other app works. Not having a lot of luck, though.

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    I wonder if the people that work at Twitter could help to de-mystify this ... ?? I never even thought of just e-mailing them directly.
     
  12. djr7572 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Twitter notification settings on the iPhone itself:
     

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    Twitter notification settings within the Twitter app:
     

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  14. shandyman Suspended

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    Again, that's only for mentions and replies as I have stated many times in this thread, it even shows it in the picture! The OP wants it for all tweets, not just mentions, replies and DMs. Nice to see you read the thread properly and checked that why you posted actually worked for what was wanted... Lol
     
  15. djr7572 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am the OP lol. But you're right, the settings within the Twitter app are self-explanatory. But that still leaves my other photo - the Twitter notification settings on the iPhone itself lead you to believe that if you turn everything on, like I have, then you'll get all Twitter notifications - not just messages and mentions.

    I think I'm just gonna have to face the fact that you most likely can't get notifications for all tweets :rolleyes:
     
  16. declandio macrumors 6502

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    I've been using an app called 'Boxcar' to get notifications from Twitter (and Facebook, and hotmail, and a few other bits and pieces. There's a free version (with ad's) and if you don't like the ads, you can pay to get rid of them. Try the free version- the ads have never annoyed me enough to pay to upgrade the app.

    http://boxcar.io/download
     
  17. djr7572 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
  18. shandyman Suspended

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    Lol sorry, I was half awake and didn't see the name properly. Yep the native app and the 3rd party apps don't do it. I forgot about boxcar but I loathe to trust 3rd party apps with my username and password for other things. I know they were designed that way cos the majority follow people that tweet alot, like celebs, news, etc, so you can end up with a stupid amount of notifications
     
  19. djr7572 thread starter macrumors regular

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    True, but it would be nice to at least have the option to receive all tweets if you so desired. Just frustrating that you're not given the choice either way.
     
  20. shandyman Suspended

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    Oh yea, as I said earlier, I don't know why it's not an option. Just saying its not possible in the current apps.
     
  21. big samm macrumors 65816

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    You could try tweet push! Every tweet your friends will post you will receive a notification. And it works well with the original tweeter app by launching it automatically when you click the read button from the push notification!
     
  22. SoloStyle macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the suggestions but I don't see any options within Tweetbot to receive notifications for specific people's tweets. Am I missing something? Thanks.
     

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