New versions of Rowi out for both Windows Phone 7.8 and 8, updates for everyone!

The Rowi team has announced that they've pushed through updates for the popular Windows Phone Twitter app. For those who are out of the loop, there are two versions of Rowi on the store, one for Windows Phone 8 and the other for Windows Phone 7. It can get slightly confusing (especially when both are bumped to new builds), but bear with us as we head on through what's new.

Version 2.3 will be available shortly and includes further support for Windows Phone 7.8 with small and wide tiles, as well as a new tile colour setting. Pretty neat if you're on (or still waiting) for the system update. As for Windows Phone 8, we're now up to version 3.3. This update includes the ability to change the tile to the accent colour of the device, just like in the 7.8 release.

Fairly minor updates, but we'll take the new functionality. You can download Rowi ($1.49) from the Windows Phone Store, as well as the free lite version (links work for both Windows Phone 7 and 8). Thanks, Er. Akshat, for the heads up!

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New versions of Rowi out for both Windows Phone 7.8 and 8, updates for everyone!


I can't seem to get the wide OR black tile after update, only the accent color and small/medium. Anyone else? Nokia Lumia 900 7.8 at&t

Also got update to PDF Viewer, drawsomething, ragdoll run, mpatool, portal ball and one more app i cannot recall atm.

Dont see why everybody likes mehdoh so much.... It doesn't even have push. But off course for now the best way too receive your tweet mentions and notifications as soon as they come in is through text, then open the app of your preference to read it. And if you have your text messages on your lock screen as detailed u can read the tweet

Gleek needs to fix its timeline everything is 1min when posted it hasn't got each post down to the seconds which annoys me lol Rowi is by far my fav Medoh a close 2nd.

This app is good but it gets needless praises. No lockscreen? Seriously? It's bad enough I'm paying for a Twitter app but to not get a marquee WP8 feature is very lazy on the developer's part. The UI needs a slight makeover too. The big ugly boxes that appear when you click a tweet needs to go. It's a shame because Rowi is perhaps the only Twitter client with push notifications.

YES it is 1 of the only ones with push notifications. Metweets has push notifications too but crashes for me not for all. Now if rowi only had lock notifications. I love the black tile I don't want everything in my phone in uniform color makes it plain.

I can assure you it's not laziness on the part of the developer. Implementing Lock screen notifications REQUIRES you to use a certain type of tile, which wouldn't be compatible (I believe) with the way that Rowi push notifications and update their tile.
It is a shame, but it's not made easy by the SDK. Far from laziness I can assure you.

Im trying to decide to switch from Carbon to rowi or mehdoh but neither of them look as good I don't mind buying them but Mehdoh doesn't let u try it out 1st

I'm glad that Rowi has updated for windows 7.8 butnot seeing alot of other apps doing this at the moment :/ would like facebook and whatsapp wide tiles

Facebook already supports the double wide tile whereas the Rowi Tile only offers the regular and small size to me...