Twitter Notifications Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacDryCleaner, May 20, 2011.

  1. MacDryCleaner macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007
    Hi All -

    I'm new to following people on Twitter. There are some that interest me and some that are just fun to read if I happen to see them and there are some I want to know about as soon as they come through. I've gone into settings and done everything I know to do to be notified when a particular person or company 'tweets' but I'm not getting anything via my push notifications.

    Can someone walk me through step by step how to make push notifications work for certain tweets to notify and other tweets should not.

  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I think your best bet is to do this:

    1 - Start a dummy Twitter account and follow those people you're extra interested in. (Don't make it look spammy or they may block you, so give it a normal name with a nice photo. Doesn't have to be you, just a picture of anything.)

    2 - Get the app named 'Boxcar.' It will send you push notices for different things in Twitter.

    3 - Sign into Boxcar using the dummy account and turn on the 'Timeline' notices so that it will send you a notice whenever ANY of those people tweet. To remove a person, sign into the dummy Twitter account online and un-follow them there.

    4 - When you get a notice, just check your normal twitter account in your normal Twitter app. You NEVER need to log in and look at the dummy account. It's just sitting there, acting as a filter for you to send you notices. No one needs to know it's you and you never need to log into it..

    5 - Then go back to Boxcar and sign in again (it supports multiple accounts) using your real twitter name. Tell THAT account to push @ replies and DMs, but not the whole timeline.

    This looks confusing, but once you get it set it should work great and you won't have to worry about it. Put Boxcar on your last page and never open it again!
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    i think with Twitter the only notifications you get is if someone tweets your @username you cant set it up for notifications for every time someone you follows tweets

    thats how it use to be anways i havnt used twitter in months so maybe someone can confirm im wrong
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Just sign up for text message notifications on twitter for people whose tweets you want to come to your phone instantly. Works well.
  5. Polekat macrumors 6502


    Jul 13, 2010
    You can set up Boxcar to notify you whenever someone tweets or go through Twitter and set up text message notifications to do the same.
  6. Dino F macrumors 68030

    Dino F

    Sep 16, 2010
    Croydon, South London, UK
    .....hmm I often thought about these notifications as well - might try that boxcar app - sounds good!!!

    On a slightly different note (sorry for sounding like I'm hijacking the thread - I'm not!!) - when you 'Retweet' a tweet from someone you follow, is it supposed to show in my timeline- because my 'Retweets' never show up (even though I still get a confirmation that it has been 'Retweeted'.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I think that depends on the app and how it decides to display that information.

    For example, I use Tweetbot and all it does is show 'Retweeted by you' text under the tweet in the timeline. I think other apps handle it differently.
  8. MacDryCleaner thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2007

    Boxcar ... awesome.

    Thanks a lot Small White Car.
  9. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    You can actually do it from IM+ also

    Plugin your account and then select followers, you can select to get a push from each one you want to select. That sounds exactly like what you want.

    I have the pro version but i think the free one will also do the same.

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