Tweets

TweetLive is an interesting app for our Windows Phones that builds a tweet wall on your Windows Phone.  Once you authorize the app to access your Twitter account, you can search for tweets by keyword and have them randomly displayed on your Windows Phone.

Retweets are filtered so you won't see duplicates and the background cover automatically changes to keep things mildly interesting. Tweets cycle through about every five seconds and you can always pull up the search field and change things up.

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MeTweets is the latest Twitter client for your Windows Phone that claims to be perfect for the beginner as well as the power tweeter.

MeTweets spreads things out nicely on the main pages covering your timeline, mentions, messages, lists, top tweets and favorites. Don't care for so many pages? MeTweets' settings allow you to turn off and re-organize the main pages.

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The evolution of Twitter on your Windows Phone continues with the most recent change being how the 'via' appears. We started with tweets from our Windows Phones as being referenced as "via Windows Live". Then Twitter become more tightly integrated with our People Hub.

About that same time the "via Windows Live" was changed to "via Microsoft". Now today, if you'll notice, the via has changed yet again.

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Birdsong, a Windows Phone Twitter app, experienced a little technical difficulties with Live Tile and push notifications. The developers have worked diligently over the past few weeks and the new push notification service went online just a little while ago.

Birdsong is a nicely laid out Twitter app for your Windows Phone that supports multiple accounts, threaded conversations, geo-tagged tweets, off line viewing and much more.

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Twabbit for Windows Phone is a Twitter client that is nicely laid out, has plenty of features and overall is a really nice Windows Phone app.

Twabbit's main pages cover your Twitter home page with all your tweets, interactions with other tweets and your direct message inbox. Other key features include:

  • Persistently present tweet button that enables you to compose tweets from anywhere in the app
  • Quick reply bar, Support for multiple Twitter accounts
  • Ability to mute users, hastags and apps
  • Support for Twitter, TwitPic and yFrog photo upload services
  • Live Tile Support

Tweets load fast and there are a ton of settings to let you customize Twabbit to suit your needs and tastes. There's even gesture settings for customizable single and multi-touches.

There is a free trail available for Twabbit and the full version is currently running $.99. Today's the last day to pick Twabbit up for $.99 and then the price jumps to $1.49. If you're looking for a nice Twitter client for your Windows Phone, Twabbit is worth checking out.

You can find Twabbit here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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Rowi, the popular Twitter app for your Windows Phone, was recently updated and now it's on sale. Just to recap, here are some of the highlights of what version 2.0 brings to the table.

  • Instant resume
  • Fast app switching
  • Pin tweets and messages to the Start Screen
  • Retweets are now included in the list timelines
  • Photo previews for tweets in timelines
  • Conversation views on tweet details page
  • Tweet details now show who retweeted it
  • Now Playing added to the tweet screen to let you tweet about what you're listening to
  • Image upload services through Lockerz, yfrog, Twitter and Twitpic
  • Toast notifications now display inside of Rowi and take you to the new tweets when tapped
  • New remaining character counter for new tweets or messages

The ad free version normally runs $2.99 but is on sale through April 15, 2012 for just $.99. Should you really like ads, there is a free, ad supported version available (Rowi Lite).  However, the free version does not have notifications or live tile support.  

You can find Rowi here at the Windows Phone Marketplace and Rowi Lite here.

              

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The popular Windows Phone Twitter app Rowi has undergone a major update. Version 2.0 brings a decent amount of enhancements, improvements and tweaks to Rowi as well as Mangofying the app.

Here are the highlights of the version 2.0 update:

  • Instant resume
  • Fast app switching
  • Pin tweets and messages to the Start Screen
  • Retweets are now included in the list timelines
  • Photo previews for tweets in timelines
  • Conversation views on tweet details page
  • Tweet details now show who retweeted it
  • Now Playing added to the tweet screen to let you tweet about what you're listening to
  • Image upload services through Lockerz, yfrog, Twitter and Twitpic
  • Toast notifications now display inside of Rowi and take you to the new tweets when tapped
  • New remaining character counter for new tweets or messages

And that just scratches the surface. You also have settings changes to make things a little simpler to tweak, layout changes to make things easier to navigate and read, as well as the customary refinements and bug fixes.  You can find the full list of changes, improvements, and additions over at Rowi's website.

The update makes a good Twitter client for your Windows Phone better. Rowi is a nice looking, well laid out app and if you're looking for a Twitter client, Rowi deserves a try.

There are two versions of Rowi available. You have Rowi Lite that is a free, ad-supported version that lacks toast notifications, live tile updates for mentions or messages. Rowi, which is ad-free and will cost you $2.99. There is a free trial version of the ad-free version available to let you try before you buy. The trial version lacks the notifications but is ad-supported (basically the Lite version).

You can find Rowi Lite here and Rowi here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Thanks, everyone, for the tip!

               

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MetroTwit Plus License Winners!

Last week we announced the update to the popular Metro styled Twitter client for the PC, MetroTwit. To celebrate the update, we had ten licenses to the "Plus" version to give away. The "Plus" license will allow you to use multiple accounts and no ads.

We randomly drew the ten winners from the 257 comments the MetroTwit update post generated. Our lucky winners are:

  • luimende
  • npyle4
  • syang87
  • lozenp
  • xeean
  • dancerjude
  • yus
  • columnbreak
  • Snow
  • RacoonTech

We will get all the details on how to claim your license to the winners shortly.  If you're just tuning in and are curious about Metrotwit, you can find more information about MetroTwit and download your free, ad-supported version here from the MetroTwit website.  

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone for participating.

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We've learned two things about upcoming Samsung Windows Phones this morning. In a series of tweets from Samsung Belgium it looks like the Samsung Omnia W will be coming to market in December and the Samsung Focus S will be a U.S. release only.

The 3.7" Super AMOLED Omnia W is already available for pre-order in Europe so a December availability isn't that much of a stretch.

The 4.3" Super AMOLED Focus S will be the successor to the Samsung Focus and we're expecting to see it on AT&T's shelves on November 6th. The Focus S will be paired with the smaller 3.7" Focus Flash, which looks a lot like the Omnia W.

Could we see a Euro version of the Flash released later this year or early next? Only time will tell.

Thanks goes out to Michael for tipping us on this!

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Carmelo Milian, developer of the Windows Phone 7 application SoundEscape 7, is bringing an interesting Twitter app to the Marketplace. Tweet Translator promises to translate your tweets from or to a wide range of languages.

Other features of Tweet Translator include:

  • View your personal tweet time-line
  • Search people tweets
  • View public tweets
  • Hear the tweet with text to speech for various languages
  • Real-time translation for more than thirty languages

Languages covered in Tweet Translator range from Arabic to Haitian Creole to Vietnamese, as well as the customary French, Italian, Spanish, German and English. It will be interesting to see how well the text to speech feature of Tweet Translator will shake out.

According to the developer Tweet Translator has been submitted for certification and should be available at the Marketplace soon for $.99.

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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Bug?

We ran across a Tweet concerning the Marketplace and Windows Phone 7 apps this morning that raised some concern. Apparently there is a website out there, Winmobile7, that according to their "About" page:

"WinMobile7.AppHab.com is the place to discover and share the latest and best Windows Mobile 7 apps through social recommendations as well as reviews from users and our editorial team."

Sounds like an innocent blog that reviews apps right? Well the concerns from the Twitter posts is that not only does the site review apps but it also contains download links for the .xap file that is residing on Microsoft's servers.

Even if you download the .xap file, it's going to take some effort to get it installed to your Windows Phone 7.  

You will need the developer tools and device that is unlocked for development.  While the developer tools are free, you have to be a registered developer to get an unlocked device.  You CAN however download the .xap and rename it as a .zip and look at the structure of the app, though we're 99% sure that the real "code" of the app is compiled/encoded/encrypted.

Not many will be able to do much with this downloadable file.  That is unless you're a developer looking to download free apps from other developers.  Still, one has to wonder why it's so easy for a third party site to provide download links to Marketplace apps.

Thanks Tim for the heads-up and help on this

Update:  Microsoft had let us know that they were aware of the situation and were preparing a response.  While we haven't seen a official response from Microsoft, in checking back with the site in question, the Marketplace download links have been removed from the app reviews.

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