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There are a lot of twitter apps in the App Store actually, there are quite a few good twitter apps in the App Store. Personally, I have always been partial to Tweetie and like many people I was totally stoked about the release of Tweetie 2. I’m still a believer in the app, but lets just say it has it’s bugs. So, I was once again stoked to hear about the update to version 2.1 of the app.
The update to Tweetie 2 version 2.1 includes quite a few bug fixes (thank goodness) and also quite a few cool new features. According to TechCrunch, there are two features that they think we will like the most; “New-style retweets and geolocation support.”
TechCrunch gives a nice overview of three of the new featuers of Tweetie 2.1; Retweets, Geolocation and Lists. Below are a few snippets from there review but, you can check out their full article HERE.
The update is scheduled to be submitted to the App Store later this week and then, as we all know, will have to go through the approval process. We will let you know when it is available. It will be a free upgrade for Tweetie 2 owners.
While Twitter has yet to enable the new-style retweets or geolocation for most accounts, Tweetie 2.1 offers a glimpse of how it will work. Tweets from accounts with the new retweet function show up in Tweetie 2.1’s stream. As promised, these are the tweets from the actual person who originally sent it, rather than the person doing the retweeting.
But Tweetie 2.1 highlights these retweets in a nice way. First of all, you see both the user icon for person who originally tweeted the item and the person retweeting it. The original tweeter’s icon is big, while the retweeter’s icon is small and stuck in the lower right hand corner (see image). These tweets are also tagged with a pinkish-red triangle in the upper right hand corner to let you know this is a retweet. Clicking on these tweets takes you to a page that shows you the tweet from the original source, but also says at the bottom “retweeted by @USERNAME.”
Likewise, Tweetie 2.1 also shows off Twitter’s new geolocation support. Again, for accounts that have it turned on, these tweets show up in Tweetie 2.1 with a tiny red location pin in the upper right hand corner. Clicking on these tweets takes you to the tweet’s page which also has a little map preview below it showing what city the tweet was sent from. Clicking on this map loads up a larger Google Map inside of Tweetie 2.1 that pinpoints the actual location with a red push pin.
Version 2.1 Feature List:
* Geotag work
* New retweeting
* Post ‘message’ parameter through to custom Image endpoints
* Switch to WhatTheTrend
* Reorganized Search/More UI
* Accessibility work
* Image compression options
* Vidly, Mobypicture, and Posterous as video options
* New protocol handler to make it easier to install custom URL shorteners
* Fix TextExpander goofups
* Fix Japanese double-posting bug
* Fix email conversation
* Fix handling of iTunes links
* Google Mobilizer option (and custom Mobilizer)
* Fix rare hang when viewing reply chains
* Fix calling from address book page
* Fix cases where saving state doesn’t complete
* Disable browser rotation option
* Report Spam
* Fix rare crash translating tweets
* Disable “mark as read” button when no unread – history=1 for j.mp
* Fix upsidedown image viewer and browser
* Disable Pinstripes option
* Fix tweetie:///post? style protocol handler
* Reorder Settings
* Link to Manual