Where is Tweetie 2.1?

rwilliams

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This is Apple we're talking about. There's no telling how long it'll be before we see the update in the App Store. I'm looking forward to version 2.1. Did he say whether or not Lists will be supported in this update, or will that come in Tweetie 2.2?
 
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Maverickster

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This is Apple we're talking about. There's no telling how long it'll be before we see the update in the App Store. I'm looking forward to version 2.1. Did he say whether or not Lists will be supported in this update, or will that come in Tweetie 2.2?
Based on what I've read, Lists appears to have caught him somewhat off-guard, but supposedly there's going to be, essentially, a beta feature of some sort. Here's the best article I found on the subject:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/0...th-retweet-geolocation-and-some-list-support/

--Mav
 
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Zman3001

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Well thats the problem. Instead of keeping the consumers informed, he chooses to talk to tech blogs to keep up his fame. Even his twitter feed doesn't have any real updates on 2.1, just bitching on how he can't get his new magic mouse to work.

I wouldn't be surprised if 2.1 cost another 3 bucks.

Meanwhile, the developer of Twittelator Pro has been telling everyone how to activate the new geotagging and already supports the new retweet function.
 
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Maverickster

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Well thats the problem. Instead of keeping the consumers informed, he chooses to talk to tech blogs to keep up his fame. Even his twitter feed doesn't have any real updates on 2.1, just bitching on how he can't get his new magic mouse to work.

I wouldn't be surprised if 2.1 cost another 3 bucks.

Meanwhile, the developer of Twittelator Pro has been telling everyone how to activate the new geotagging and already supports the new retweet function.
Nah, it's an actual update as opposed to an overhaul (which I don't blame him for charging for). As for the competition, honestly, there is none (except, maybe, birdfeed). Just one man's opinion though.
 
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Zman3001

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Nah, it's an actual update as opposed to an overhaul (which I don't blame him for charging for). As for the competition, honestly, there is none (except, maybe, birdfeed). Just one man's opinion though.
You sure? SimplyTweet has push. Twittelator has retweet and geotagging support. Plus the developers of both constantly update their programs with new and better tools.
 
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IronLogik

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You sure? SimplyTweet has push. Twittelator has retweet and geotagging support. Plus the developers of both constantly update their programs with new and better tools.
It's all a matter of opinion.

My opinion is Tweetie and Birdfeed are the only two Twitter clients worth having. Both are very well done in terms of user interface. The others are too cluttered and stuff is badly designed. Read the blog entry about Birdfeed's geolocation support. Honestly, it's brilliant. It's these types of things you DON'T see in those "support everything" apps like Twittelator and such. Birdfeed's developer and designer take their time figuring out how best to do something. It may take them longer but in the end the design is much better.

For me it isn't about the features per say. It's about how seamlessly the features are integrated and how much sense it makes when you use them. I hate hunting for how to use a feature. Just because you can think of a neat way of making a feature also doesn't mean you should cram it into your app. Simplicity is fantastic and too many features clutter your UI and make users scream.

Birdfeed is probably the only twitter app i've used that is actually EASY to read. you can easily distinguish between your tweets, your friends tweets, mentions, etc. The colors aren't obnoxious, the spacing is fantastic, and the font size is perfect. Attention to detail is what matters for me. I'd shoot myself in the skull after using ugly apps like Twittelator for a week.

Again, that's my OPINION. You're welcome to have your own. But realize that what works for you doesn't mean it will work for someone else. You may not have the same priorities in a twitter client as me. That's perfectly acceptable. Variety is a good thing and so is competition.
 
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knoxtown

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Nah, it's an actual update as opposed to an overhaul (which I don't blame him for charging for). As for the competition, honestly, there is none (except, maybe, birdfeed). Just one man's opinion though.
Echofon blows Tweetie out of the water as far as features go.
 
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Maverickster

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You sure? SimplyTweet has push. Twittelator has retweet and geotagging support. Plus the developers of both constantly update their programs with new and better tools.
Yes, I'm sure. It's about the interface. But...that's not what this thread is about. There are plenty of "which twitter app is the best" threads out there. This conversation should be had there, not here.

--Mav

Echofon blows Tweetie out of the water as far as features go.
But, again, it's about more than that. Echofon's a cumbersome POS, imnsho. Again though, wrong thread....

--Mav

It's all a matter of opinion.

My opinion is Tweetie and Birdfeed are the only two Twitter clients worth having. Both are very well done in terms of user interface. The others are too cluttered and stuff is badly designed. Read the blog entry about Birdfeed's geolocation support. Honestly, it's brilliant. It's these types of things you DON'T see in those "support everything" apps like Twittelator and such. Birdfeed's developer and designer take their time figuring out how best to do something. It may take them longer but in the end the design is much better.

For me it isn't about the features per say. It's about how seamlessly the features are integrated and how much sense it makes when you use them. I hate hunting for how to use a feature. Just because you can think of a neat way of making a feature also doesn't mean you should cram it into your app. Simplicity is fantastic and too many features clutter your UI and make users scream.

Birdfeed is probably the only twitter app i've used that is actually EASY to read. you can easily distinguish between your tweets, your friends tweets, mentions, etc. The colors aren't obnoxious, the spacing is fantastic, and the font size is perfect. Attention to detail is what matters for me. I'd shoot myself in the skull after using ugly apps like Twittelator for a week.

Again, that's my OPINION. You're welcome to have your own. But realize that what works for you doesn't mean it will work for someone else. You may not have the same priorities in a twitter client as me. That's perfectly acceptable. Variety is a good thing and so is competition.
+1 in all respects.

--Mav
 
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Zman3001

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My point was that with all of the competing apps constantly updating and their developers in constant contact with the consumer, you would think the tweetie developer would have learned his lesson by now on customer satisfaction and would have stopped being a fame seeking ass only talking to tech blogs.
 
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rwilliams

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That is one thing that has irked me about Tweetie - very little communication from the developer to the customers. I check his Twitter page frequently, and there's never any updates or info on the progress of the app.
 
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bozzykid

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My point was that with all of the competing apps constantly updating and their developers in constant contact with the consumer, you would think the tweetie developer would have learned his lesson by now on customer satisfaction and would have stopped being a fame seeking ass only talking to tech blogs.
I think most people are very satisfied with Tweetie. Because of the way the App Store approval process works, this could cost a developer a lot of money if they talk about the new features are coming. There is no assurance when an app will be approved so another app could steal their ideas very easily and get approval first. At the end of the day Tweetie is a great Twitter client. I (and I would imagine most people), really don't care if the developer doesn't spend his time posting about it on his Twitter account.
 
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IronLogik

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Yup. A few people pointed it out. He probably isn't talking about a lot of the features since the Twitter client space is very competitive in terms of purchases. There's A LOT of apps and it helps to distinguish yourself. If you start showing off features before release it will be copied.
 
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The General

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No mention of the dark theme.

Seems unimportant but the lack of themes really bothers me for some reason.
There are no themes in 2.1c. The only visual options are font size and pinstriping on/off.

If anyone has any other questions about 2.1c, I'd be happy to answer them.
 
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Maverickster

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There are no themes in 2.1c. The only visual options are font size and pinstriping on/off.

If anyone has any other questions about 2.1c, I'd be happy to answer them.
Is geotag enabled? Can I set it to automatically geotag every tweet or do I need to manually do it each time?

Does the RT convention allow me to add a comment to a RT and keep it in the "system" or does adding a comment just post it like an old-style RT? Can you even add comments to RTs anymore?

Can you search for lists?

Thanks General!!
 
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The General

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Is geotag enabled? Can I set it to automatically geotag every tweet or do I need to manually do it each time?
Yes and yes.

Does the RT convention allow me to add a comment to a RT and keep it in the "system" or does adding a comment just post it like an old-style RT? Can you even add comments to RTs anymore?
Thankfully, there is no longer an "RT" style retweet. You can quote a tweet, though, and when you quote a tweet you can add a comment to it.

Can you search for lists?

Thanks General!!
Not from what I can tell.
 
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