Twitter on iOS 5 vs. other Twitter Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by sakau2007, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    I'm about to take the plunge and grab iOS 5. I've used echofon for a couple years and it's always worked well. When I upgrade to iOS 5, will I be able to do without Echofon? Or does the built in twittering apply to whatever 3rd party app I have installed?

    If the former, how does iOS 5 native twitter compare to echofon and other twitter apps?
  2. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    You. still. need. a. Twitter. app.

    The iPhone integration is for posting things (pics, links, etc.).

    If you want to actually use Twitter, you still an Twitter app.

  3. grittyman20 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    Echofon works well with iOS 5. I'm still trying to decide between that one and the official app...
  4. jigmeister macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011
    i love twitter and have tried quite a few apps but i always come back to the official twitter app.. its simplicity just wins for me. Ive tried tweetbot which is great alternative for me.

    why do so many people use echofon instead of the twitter app.. whats the advantages?
  5. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
  6. pettifogger06 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2011
    I like Tweetbot too, but I can't get the notifications to work.
  7. grittyman20 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    I'd say because of the features. The ability to RT, mute users/hashtags, and sync with desktop are nice to have.
  8. Scotty Atlas macrumors newbie

    Scotty Atlas

    Oct 9, 2011
    Central Florida
    Have you made sure they're enabled in the settings within the app itself?
    I haven't had any trouble with them at all, I've been pretty pleased with the notifications from Tweetbot. They're fast, and show up just like any other native notification in the notification center.
  9. SoloStyle macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Are there any Twitter apps that actually let you get notified for tweets from specific users?
  10. pettifogger06 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2011
    Yep. Not sure what the deal is. I'm new to iPhone (although I'm pretty familiar) and the only thing I dislike so far are notifications. I'm sure it is app specific, but my notifications (all turned on) are either lagging or non-existent.

    I do wish tweetbot would allow timed refresh with notifications so that I can monitor how many tweets are in my timeline at a specific time (useful for breaking news, etc.). I used Tweetdeck for Android, which allowed this. I do think Tweetbot is the best all around twitter client/app I've used, however.
  11. sakau2007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    Upon the advice of some people on here, I tried the official twitter app.

    I thought it was awful. Deleting tweets is somewhat of a chore. And you can't easily retweet with a comment/adding to it. You click retweet and it's sent. Incredibly annoying.

    I'm back to old faithful, Echofon.
  12. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    The unread sync between iDevices and desktop/laptop with Echofon can't be beat. That was the selling point for me.
  13. seraveegn003 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011
    of course u are still need a official twitter app...
  14. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    Haven't updated to ios5 yet but I swore I've read some articles saying that facebook would be just as integrated. I'm more interested in that.

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