Twitter Official App gets push notifications

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  1. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    thanks... was surprised with this update to be honest:apple:
     
  2. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    Just updated it a while ago, but I haven't tested it out yet. I don't know what took so long for them to add this. But anyway, the Facebook push notifications don't work 50% of the time, so I don't know how well this will work.
     
  3. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    I want push notifications for timelines.

    If you follow a lot of people and don't want to get annoyed from minute by minute notifications then you could choose which people you want to get notifications for when they tweet something.

    I wish Twitter had done this, it would take it farther from the other twitter apps.

    But not complaining. It's still a good update. Just always wanted that feature.
     
  4. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I've been wanting that same feature for a long time myself. I've come to rely on text notifications for specific people in my timeline instead. It's not ideal but it's really I can get right now.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    It's a nice addition, but Boxcar still offer more features. Different sounds AND a quiet period.

    I'm glad Twitter added this. For many people this will be good enough. But I'll still be using Boxcar for my Twitter notices.
     
  6. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    I will never understand the need for people to follow other people minute to minute for updates... Don't you guys have jobs/other responsibilities that require your attention more ?
     
  7. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Lol
     
  8. macfan881 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    you do know we all don't work 24/7 right? and besides you could be following people at work I know a few people who actually use it to communicate example some one could text my twitter name if they don't have my cell on me and say he there's a traffic jam on what ever highway.
     
  9. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    It's just like receive text messages. receiving a notification of your timeline lets you stay updated rather than checking to see if theres any new tweets.

    It goes the same with mail. Theres a reason why it's defaulted to push mail instead of manual.

    Following other people minute by minute for updates is a side thing in our daily lives. It's just multitasking and keeping us busy while we do our personal things.
     
  10. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    How do you turn on push notifications for people you are following?
     
  11. Jai.Mac macrumors member

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    I'm really happy with the update and welcome push notifications for direct messages or anyone mentioning me but can you imagine having a thousand + followers and having push on for that? As much as I love my iPhone one thing that majorly needs a revamp is the notification system. I envision the phone having a nervous breakdown when a couple hundred push notifications come in because everyone you know is pushing a new tweet in every second! :shudders:
     
  12. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a

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    Just choose a a few of your favorite twitterers for push notification. Not everyone.
     
  13. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Pretty cool that they updated to give push notifications, but I'm confused. Can someone point me to WHERE you actually set which accounts to push??? I've looked all through the app and in the settings on the phone itself (and the notifications settings) and I can't find anywhere where you can set individual accounts to push.

    For example, I follow Kentucky Sports Radio...how do I set the Twitter app to push just that account so I know when they've entered a new tweet?
     
  14. Doom878 macrumors member

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    I very much prefer Echofon. Maybe I'm not using the Twitter app right. Can you write a tweet and have your following list readily available to click on rather than copy and paste? A big pain when you want to tweet multiple people. Also I like how Echofon has the camera button so you can easily add a pic to a tweet.
     
  15. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, on the Twitter app, you can do both. This is what the screen looks like when you're going to write a tweet:
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    The button I highlighted bring up a set of menus in place of the keyboard:
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    The "Camera" button lets you take a photo. The "Photo Library" button allows you to bring a photo already taken that is in your library. And the "Usernames" button allows you to search the people you follow (perhaps your followers as well, I'm not sure) by their twitter name or real name so that you can add their twitter username to your tweet.
     
  16. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I don't think there's a way to do that. I'm pretty sure that you can set it up to get push notifications for ALL people you follow but you can't choose to receive notifications for only certain people - kind of useless if you ask me. If you follow a lot of people there's no way you want a notification every single time one of them posts a new tweet - that would get annoying really quickly and it would destroy your battery. I'd personally only want to get notifications for maybe a couple people but there's no way to do that other than the text alerts directly from Twitter (and those aren't always reliable either). The notifications for direct messages, mentions and replies is nice but lots of twitter apps already do that and Boxcar does it rather nicely as well. It's still a step in the right direction though.
     
  17. macfan881 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    you can use sms updates just just go to twitters website and click on sms alerts on the follower
     
  18. jeremyisweary macrumors member

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    It's about time, although I've already moved on to another app - Echofon Pro. It's time for Echofon to update its UI. It's kinda ugly and outdated. They have a lot of features that the official Twitter app doesn't have though. I tried switching back yesterday to Twitter for Iphone, but I didn't last long.
     
  19. Doom878 macrumors member

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    Thanks!
     
  20. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Well, that sucks. But thank you for the explanation. I was hoping this new feature would have that ability, but I guess it doesn't.
     
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