Archive for the ‘Social Networking’ Category

“TweetDark” theme adds Touch Wiz flare to TweetDeck Android app.

  • September 14, 2010 9:06 pm

TweetDeck for Android is hands down one of the best looking Twitter clients for the platform. I’ve got a thing for dark, matte, simple UI’s. To that effect, TweetDeck for Android tickles me fancily. But for some, it may not be dark enough. If you haven’t got the want or the ability to theme TweetDeck yourself, the fine folks at WJD Designs do.

Those rockin’ a Samsung device will find that this TweetDeck theme closely resembles the Touch Wiz interface with it’s generous helping of blue hues. Personally, I prefer the stock TweetDeck color scheme a bit more. The dark greys and blacks are slick. I’m not to take credit away from the designers though. It’s just not my cup of tea. But therein lies one of the strengths of Android — if you don’t like it, change it.

Get to it: Download “TweetDark” from WJD Designs.

Twitter’s new design looks like a smartphone app. (I love it)

  • September 14, 2010 8:04 pm

The wait is over folks. For all five of your reading out there, the micro-blogging/social networking site Twitter has let loose it’s new look upon the world. You’ll immediately notice that things look very, very different. To my eyes, it’s leaps and bounds better than the old interface. It manages to look more sophisticated and yet simple.

Physical looks aside, the new design features a never-ending update stream — Yay, no more “click more” crap!! — as well as a second panel on the right that shows trending topics, Twitter user specs, and so on. Though if you ask me, the coolest part of the redesign is that photos and videos open in the right panel, meaning you don’t have to click through to random places on the interwebs to get what you want. Nice! Personally, I’m really liking the new look and can’t wait ’til my accounts get access to it. What your thoughts and feelings? Are you as equally impressed or is it time for pitchforks, dragons, and fire? If you fall into the latter, you’ve only got a few days to a week left. While Twitter says it won’t be available to everyone right away (again, starting only with select users), they don’t offer up any date as to which the rollout will be complete. Guess they can’t fail to meet a deadline if there isn’t one to begin with, huh?

Hop inside for a couple more pics…**Update: Video added after the jump too.

Tweetdeck for Android update adds widgets, new column interface, and exterminates bugs.

  • September 10, 2010 6:26 pm

Android users employing Tweetdeck should head over to the Android Market this evening as a new .0.9.8 update is now live. Amongst the fanfare, quick posts, new lists, widgets, and bug fixes are all included. And what would any self respecting beta be without a healthy dose of bug fixes? Check. I’ve already downloaded and installed the update and must say that on the surface, you don’t really notice anything. Tweetdeck was already fast. Still, it’s nice to see the team pushing onward at a pretty quick clip.

Tried it out yet? How do you like it?

Whoops: HTC forgot to update bundled Twitter app. Rendered useless by new OAuth protocol.

  • September 1, 2010 7:00 am

Looks like HTC users who use the bundled Twitter app have a bit of a sour pill to swallow this morning. As they promised late last week, Twitter’s authentication protocol is now entirely OAuth protected. All that means is apps that don’t support the spec will now be rendered useless (see exhibit A, above).

In HTC’s case, it looks like no one took the time to do push out a quick update. As such, “Incorrect username/password” errors are flooding the market. With as popular as Twitter is, I don’t see HTC taking too long to do something about this. Then again, we have to ask how many people are actually using the bundled HTC Twitter app — are you?

Get your social on: webOS Facebook 1.3 update now live.

  • August 31, 2010 11:29 am

Social bugs of the webOS universe, rejoice! The latest Facebook 1.3 update is now live. Besides the new number, selectable news feeds, revised photo tagging, landscape support, ability to clear multiple notifications, and access to fan pages are some of the more mentionable features.

If you want more to chew on, hop inside for a more thorough breakdown, compliments of the Facebook webOS team…

Tweetdeck releases update to Android beta.

  • August 20, 2010 1:10 pm

Just a helpful reminder to keep checking the Android market on a daily basis. If you’re one of the thousands of tweet-happy Tweetdeck beta users, you’ll be pleased to know that there is an update that was recently released last night. In this update, a few added features will make this awesome app even better — URL shortening, individual notifications for each column (and even each status type — ie: @mentions, direct messages, etc.), and a new “sharing intent” which adds a Tweetdeck option to share menus within the Android environment when sharing images, web pages, etc. etc.

As I said a few days back, Tweetdeck for Android is hands down the best looking Twitter app. With updates already come in hot and heavy, it looks like completely decimating the competition to become the #1 functional Twitter app is on Tweetdeck’s list as well. Bring it on I say…

TweetDeck for Android now available!

  • August 12, 2010 2:57 pm

Today is the day Android social butterflies have been waiting for. TweetDeck is now available! A quick recap in case you forgot, TweetDeck offers integration with several social accounts including Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and Google Buzz. The layout is simple, clean, yet intuitive, using columns to navigate between accounts and types of messages. So far, my favorite aspect is the unified inbox of sorts that put all of your status updates in a single view, ensuring you don’t have to waste time jumping from account to account. Overall, TweetDeck for Android looks slick and performs well. And all of this from a beta. Head over to TweetDeck’s site, sign in with your TweetDeck login, and follow the prompts to get the goodness on your Android phone. **Android 2.0+ required!

TweetDeck — Come and get it!

Early TweetDeck for Android beta leaked. “Official” beta coming tomorrow, 8/12.

  • August 11, 2010 2:17 pm

Well well well. That gloriously tasty looking TweetDeck Android app we talked about yesterday has found one of its early builds leaked (Download here). Based off of an early pre-review by Android Central, they note the app’s nicely styled UI, but knock it for it’s “waterfall approach” to grouping multiple account updates in one column. (Mind you, @username updates and DM’s are separate. Multiple accounts’ status updates such as Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, etc. are grouped together…to clear up any confusion.)

However, I have been begging for a social app like TweetDeck to support a host of social networking accounts *and* put them all in one view. With a total of 5 accounts that need to be simultaneously logged on, I don’t want to have to jump between account views. Thankfully TweetDeck looks to please.

But there’s even better news. Fresh off news that an early build of TweetDeck has been leaked, TweetDeck’s official Twitter account pushed out the update you see above — TweetDeck beta is coming to Android tomorrow! I’m stoked. Who’s going to be refreshing their Android Market app throughout the day…?

Are you going to jump on it early or wait for the real deal?

New official Twitter retweet badge and counter!

  • August 10, 2010 10:56 pm

Oh do we love new, shiny things. Inside, you’ll see a new Twitter retweet badge and counter. Actually, it is the new *official* retweet badge straight from Twitter. Long time coming it is. But at least it’s finally here. Being the eager nerd that I am, I’ve already gone ahead and included it in the social area above each post even though the backend on Twitter’s side isn’t yet activated. Supposedly said badge will be fully active by the latter half of this week. For now it’s more for looks and showing off. But soon it will fulfill its purpose.

Being in the aftermarket retweet badge business just took a nose dive from great to suck. Tweetmeme/Topsy — it was nice knowin’ ya…