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Best Twitter client Tweetium 3.0 officially launches for Windows and Windows Phone

Many of us at Windows Central have been using Tweetium for Windows Phone and Windows for months now, but the Windows Phone Twitter client was technically in beta.

No more as starting today, the Windows Phone app is no longer beta and both have jumped in version numbers to 3.0. What's more, a brand new color accent scheme is now in place, making these Modern apps even more appealing.

Brandon Paddock, the developer behind the Tweetium apps, is never shy about giving detailed changelogs. Version 3.0 is no exception as the app has had some significant improvements over the last 24-hours.

Tweetium 3.01 for Window and Windows Phone

  • First official release on phone!
  • New theme system!
  • You can now choose from a set of background colors and pair it with your choice of accent color (or none at all!).
  • Multiple photo upload is now supported
  • Added "Start at last read" option
  • This will load to your last read position, up to about 200 tweets back (the most Twitter will provide in one request).
  • Connect+ is now enabled by default for all Pro users
  • More improvements to this coming via server updates soon
  • Updated UI for profiles (particularly in portrait layout)
  • Many UI and layout tweaks throughout the app
  • Last read indicator is now attached to the top of the last read tweet, to help keep it from going under scrollbars
  • Performance improvements
  • Reduced battery and bandwidth usage
  • Reduced occurrences of (non-stream) rate limit errors
  • Fixed image embedding for conversation entries with multiple images
  • Worked around a phone-only OS bug causing secondary touch contacts to trigger accidental thread expansions or button/link presses.
  • Cancel pending thread expansions when moved off-screen
  • Workaround for unmute function being undone by mute roaming
  • All assets are now available at all scale sizes on phone
  • Updated logo
  • Fixes to loading and position restoration
  • Fixed a bug which could cause the view to continuously try to load new tweets when near the top
  • Fixed a bug with the CommandBar foreground color for black background with gray accent
  • Fixed a bug which could cause redundant color entries to appear in the color selectors
  • Fixed a problem where search box suggestions could be missing if capital letters were used

Tweetium is a true universal app for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 making the one-time purchase of $2.99 for both apps a substantial deal. It also means that your last-read, configuration, and even color schemes are synced between the Windows and Windows Phone versions. It is the perfect example of Microsoft's one-app paradigm.

Tweetium is also gloriously fast and maintains a high 4.7 rating (out of 5) on the Store, which is almost unheard of these days.

Tweetium runs for $2.99 and optionally, you can choose to buy Tweetium Pro on top of that price to enable more accounts, TweetMarker, and push notifications. Some of you may cringe at paying for a Twitter client especially with some solid free ones on the Store. However, for some of us who rely on Twitter professionally, dropping some cash on this app is a no-brainer. In short, you know if you need Tweetium or not. If the cost is out of your range, you are not the target demographic, so jump back to your free apps and enjoy.

For myself, Sam Sabri and other writers here at Windows Central, we use Tweetium quite a bit and think it is worth a look if you are serious about Twitter. Grab 3.0 below and let us know what you think of Tweetium in comments!

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Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

184 Comments
  • Love this app! What a great Christmas gift!
  • Daniel, take a moment to celebrate! This is the 4th story today. Great alp though.
  • I wish it had a trial, I hate buying apps without trying them. Can or do you have a video showing us this app and how well it works?
  • We'll do that later this week.
  • Ok thanks
  • The UI broken for Lumia 1520. Right?
  • I use a 1520 and have no issues with it. Not sure what you're referring to?
  • Yeah i have a 1520 & seems to be working fine, though im not sure i like it as much as my other twitter apps. Might be that im just not familiar with it yet. Time will tell!
  • In situations like this here is what i do and fix the problem: - Uninstall the app - Restart the phone - Install the app again. :)
  • Hi Sosan, the 1520 is actually my main device, and one of the devices the UI is specifically tuned for. What sort of problem are you seeing? You can also reach me at the support e-mail to help with any issues you may have.
  • Ask the author for that feature. He listens.
  • Thanks
  • Yeah feel like they are Total cons when they refuse trial and want money straight away. Even my local pub lets me try my beer before I commit.
  • Uh you're aware Tweetium just can't hand out unlimited Trials each Trial use uses up Twitter tokens(imposed by twitter) this is a CAP on Tweetiums userbase. Trials eat into that cap. so If you try the app don't like it never use it you've effectively killed someone elses chance at using the app Blame Twitter not Tweetium. In fact go Tweet Twitter right now and ask them to build an official proper WindowsPhone app
  • I forgot about this limit. This is true.
  • Actually a dev can bypass that token limit. See falcon for Android. It uses custom tokens and every user has a different token. So no one goes above limit.
  • I​f true that is a blatant violation of Twitter's terms-of-service and is likely to get them blocked permanently. Tweetium strives to conform to Twitter's policies. However, the trial version (currently only on PC/tablet) uses a different "bucket" of tokens, in a way permitted by their TOS.
  • This app is awesome!
  • There is a proper twitter app for windows phone like the facebook one and it works perfectly fine..
  • If you're happy with MS's "official" app, then that's great! But for many of us it just doesn't cut it :-)
  • This^
  • Uh who said anything about unlimited trials?
  • I think he meant "an unlimited number of trials", not unlimited as in no time limit. Each trial user eats up an authentication token, which is likely what he meant. Though as I said above, the trial version (currently only on PC/tablet) uses a separate bucket of tokens versus the actual app.
  • Hi there. The PC/tablet version a​ctually has a 7-day free trial. I didn't have time to enable a trial on Phone in time for launch, but will be looking into it in the near year. I'll also be putting up some videos to go with a big update to the app's website. My priority was getting 3.0 and the official Phone release solid for launch (just) in time for Christmas :-)
  • Ok thanks, I'll take a look.
  • Good work, Brandon!
  • We can tell you that this is the best twitter app ever been using it for awhile now.... This app is quick
  • People get obsessed with this app but it's not really that great. Unless you want to spend an extra $10 a year you don't even get notifications for favorites or followers. I purchased this app and I really hardly ever use it. I actually get notifications the proper way with the official Twitter app and it works great. I do enjoy Tweetium on my Surface Pro, but honestly I much more prefer going to the actual twitter website. The only advantage this app really has is the ability to see people's stupid Instagram photos, which you can't even do on twitter.com, but 99% of the time you don't want to see that nonsense anyway.
  • First twitter app downloading as a secondary choice
  • No carrier billing in my country, so is impossible to purchase the app
  • Same here
  • Same here
  • Same...can't pay for any app here
  • I can pay by credit pr debit but I don't have one
  • Try gift cards. :)
  • I believe credit card is available in your country.
  • Awesome. Downloading already
  • Notification?
  • Merry Christmas everyone.
  • Merry Christmas
  • I need a trial option if I need to buy that app as I already have glƏƏk! App for twitter.
  • How hard was it to copy and paste those weird letters
  • Well it was somehow stored in auto suggestions
  • "Pro uses a subscription model (though one which does NOT automatically renew) for a few reasons.
    Some features of Pro, like TweetMarker sync and Newseen integration, have a recurring cost to support. The other reason is that Twitter imposes a hard limit on the number of users a third-party app can ever have. Once this limit is reached, Tweetium will no longer be able to support new users. Other apps which have encountered this limit have been abandoned by their developers. One goal of Tweetium Pro is to help support Tweetium after the limit is reached.
    Your continued support is truly appreciated! Why does Pro cost extra? Pro allows us to provide features which cost us extra. For example, TweetMarker costs us a monthly fee to access the service, and providing instant push notifications requires a growing number of cloud-based servers. Also, because Twitter limits the number of Twitter user accounts which can ever sign into Tweetium, each account you sign in with will reduce the number of app sales we are able to make in the long run. Once the user limit is reached, we'll be unable to sell new copies of Tweetium. At that point, this recurring charge will enable continued support and development of the app and related services. We hope that those who love our app and use it every day will support continued active development of Tweetium by paying less than the cost of two lattes every year that you actively use it If you have questions or feedback about the Tweetium Pro offering, please e-mail us!"   Also see my comment on Twitter tokens above
  • Thanks for this information. It helped me to understand a lot
  • Sam sabri's twitter profile is in their app description screen shots... Cute
  • Lol
  • They want money for it but they want more money to give me notifications? You are right. Only those who get work to pay for Tweeting can afford this luxurious app.
  • The app is extremely cheap ($3 for all Windows devices and no upgrade charges). That's possible because the services with expensive and on-going costs, like running push notification servers, are covered by the $7.99 a year Pro add-on. I think this compares favorably with competitors like TweetBot, which charges $28 (for phone+tablet+PC) plus charges for major version upgrades (and has neglected their tablet version). ​I hope that helps explain the pricing model! ​ ​
  • Where did you get that pricing for Tweetbot? It's 4.99 USD for iPhone, 2.99 USD for iPad, and 12.99 USD for Mac... That only comes up to 20.97 USD for all. Granted you'd need to purchase them separately, but all the features that you'd otherwise need to pay the "Pro Version" for are there... Their major version upgrades are few and far between... I would really like to support Tweetium but the reason for having a separate "Pro" payment isn't justifiable...
  • Hope you remember this rant the next time you buy a cup of coffee.
  • So far no coffee maker has charged me for sugar or milk. When they do, I surely will rant about that. No excuse for charging customers price for essential seconds. Push notifications aren't something new or innovative. Its been around for years. Its something a consumer on smartphone expects to just be there with app. You cant charge separately by any ethical means. You are telling me when I go for coffee next time, I should pay for coffee and then for cup separately? Right.
  • No, I'm telling you to stop making a huge deal over what is basically the same cost of a cup of coffee for two days. The developer explained why there were costs and what it covers.
  • Totally ok for paying for an app. Not ok, for $7.99 add-on for things that are meant to be standard for any app of this value. If you look around on every OS, any app that charges so much, doesn't have in-app purchases of "essential" features as an annual subscription of $7.99! Apps like these make others deter coming to WP because what essentially should be cheap or free is priced ridiculously high! Last thing we need is "WP of course doesn't have apps but whatever good ones it has are like $10 a year!"
  • "Apps like these make others deter coming to WP".
    That had to be the most absurd statement I've read all day.
  • Oh, now its two cups of coffee? Your justification is rapidly falling apart.
  • There aren't enough super computers in the world to accurately calculate the amount of fucks I don't give about what you think in regards to my justification.
  • :-) Love this comment! ^   I use MetroTwit - but this has been abandon by its devs after hitting the token limit.  Based on the numerous helpful comments in this thread from the Tweetium devs I'm downloading now - if only more authors (especially MS ones!) were so communicative:-)  Thanks.
  • Rockstarzzz, it isn't physically possible for me to offer push notifications to all Tweetium users today. The number of Azure instances required would be ridiculous. Just servicing the current set of Pro users requires more than half a dozen servers. If I were Twitter, then I could offer them easily. As it stands, I'm one guy, and there isn't a single other third-party app on Windows or Windows Phone that offers true real-time push notifications (a couple of them fake it but I'm not counting that). Pro also offers other features, like the richer Connect view, which use substantial additional server CPU, bandwidth, and storage - all of which have to be paid for. Another factor to consider is the cost of the app. At $2.99 (for now) for all Windows devices, the base app is a steal. With the $7.99 a year subscription (which also applies to all devices), it's still less cost over time than competing apps on other platforms (i.e. TweetBot). TweetBot is $28 for iPhone+iPad+Mac and charges for upgrades (so also a recurring cost). Even if Twitter gave me access to their more scalable site stream API (which would make it physically possible to support the *current* non-pro user base), running and maintaining servers for non-Pro users would be a major financial impact. As it stands, the app already doesn't come close to earning enough to make up for the time and cost invested, so adding ongoing costs to support users who only paid $3 (of which I get to keep about half after the Store cut and taxes) one-time is not something I'm going to consider. If you can find a coffee shop which will deliver coffee to your house every day forever for just one $3 payment, I'll reconsider :-)
  • I really love this app, which has become my preferred twitter client on both phone and laptop/tablet. Provisioning the infrastructure to support push notifications and the other extra services that come with the Pro version is a continuing cost for the developer, which makes the subscription charged by Brandon extremely good value. The WP community should cherish and support its best developers and not be churlish if they are just covering their costs.
  • You've got less than 100k users, you're doing something wrong if you need 6 azure instances. You have scalability and sustainability issues. You're basically telling us you can't afford to keep your infrastructure running long term. For these reasons, I'm out.
  • dgabriel - Believe me, I'm not doing anything wrong. There's a reason nobody else offers push notifications. Twitter doesn't provide the APIs necessary to offer them, unless you are on a special list (which I've yet to have any traction getting on). So the best solution available within their restrictions is what I'm doing. Hint: The scaling limitation is not a CPU usage issue, it's active network connections. It scales fine for Pro users, but yes, as I said, it has scale limitations which mean I cannot offer them to everyone and certainly not for free. That's just reality. I most certainly do not have any sustainability issues, nor any problem with affording to maintain the Pro services, including geo-distributed tracking instances and frontend servers (which is one of many reasons your comment about 6 instances being too many is really out of touch with reality). I'm actually very conservative in my scale planning and budgeting. The biggest risk that's always looming is that Twitter will decide to further discourage third-party apps. But so far they've not taken any steps either way in the year+ that I've been working on Tweetium, and the most anyone can do is hope it stays that way. ​ ​ ​
  • Dude you are the man and well done on all the hard work creating something amazing. These bitching moaners have no idea the hours and hours you have ploughed into this and they go through life expecting everything to be handed to them for free. Like the author said wrong demographic, these people should go where they belong, $30 android phone full of free apps jam packed with ads and behavior tracking codes. Your app kicks ass don't be discouraged by the selfish peasants who don't recognize the massive contribution you are making to our ecosystem
  • A ton of in app purchases?
  • Only the 'pro' sub to give multiple account support and notifications. Really is a great Twitter app, been using it through the beta (& as a Win8 app on my laptop thanks to it being universal). Good to have another dedicated, passionate, and responsive dev in the WP community.
  • Just one! The Tweetium Pro add-on is $8/year, and applies to all Windows devices where you use Tweetium. It enables multiple account support, push notifications, a richer Connect view (powered by my push servers), and more. So $3 for standard app on PC/Tablet/Phone with no charge for upgrades, and optional $8/year for Pro services. Compare to $28 plus upgrades for TweetBot on Apple platforms and I think it's a great deal. ​ ​
  • I thought twitter blocked 3rd party apps
  • Nope, just put a severe limit on their reach.
  • Me too
  • Snapchat or Twitter?
  • F*ck Snapchat!
  • Is it that good than official one?? Then I'll Try...
  • Hope I'm able to download it haven't been able to redownload the beta for 4 weeks now
  • Looks... Nice :)
  • If u want a good twitter client get this one. I'm using it since beta and it was awesome.!
  • I'm buying cause I don't even get notifications anymore from the official twitter app
  • You won't get notifications on this one either even after paying $3. You must pay $8/year to get notifications. Go figure.
  • Yap I know I just paid for it all. Thanks for the info though. Merry Christmas
  • I was disappointed that it does not have any option to schedule tweets in the future.
  • Great app from a great Dev! :)
  • Sorry, but after buying several twitter apps, and cant redownload after 100000 token cap that twitter has. Im done buying these apps
  • Agreed. The official app is more than adequate anyway.
  • Waiting for the Video review :)
  • Does this better than Gleek or Cowlick?
  • Disappointed that it buy first. Had nothing but bad experience with having buying first.
  • no trial? at least put ads for free version. hope this one not going down to drain like mehdoh. i like mehdoh but since i switch to L830, i can't download it anymore. RIP Mehdoh.
  • Hi there. The app has a 7-day trial for PC/Tablet. I didn't have time to enable a trial on Phone for launch, but will look into it in the new year. Twitter makes it impossible to offer ad-supported third-party apps.
  • good to hear that. your twitter app looks great. But after one by one twitter app i've bought going to drain due to twitter stupid token policy, it's kinda hard for me to commit to buy another twitter app. it's good if we have a trial ride for your app. hope your twitter app can survive.
  • You need to subscribe for push notifications? :(
  • Hope we will receive full version apps for Christmas lol
  • You are good sales person Daniel. You recommend, I buy. This is just what I needed.
  • Sorry! Twitter blocked me...!
    Merry Christmas..
  • That's such a nice app! Best Twitter client no doubt.
  • I hope they can do a promotion like free for 24 hours
  • The screen shots show the home, hash etc. Symbols nicely spread out however my 1520 has them bunched up on the top left of screen. Is this right?
  • The 1520 has more screen space, so the nav bar by default has some empty space. You can use this to pin additional views, like your favorite lists, searches, profiles, or any favorites/followers/etc views. Just long-press on the navbar icon/tab and select "pin". Hope that answers your question!
  • It's pretty decent Twitter client but is still not good looking. Needs some UI work.
  • Not free
  • Is that sam sabri Twitter account in the examples of the app haha
  • wow,this great app for Christmas.my friends.....
  • This is the best twitter client there is on WP. Brought this back October, glad to see it's finally out of beta.
  • Awesome! Love Tweetium. Been wondering when he'd make changes to the theme system. He hasn't touched it in a long time.
  • Won't work on 1520 on 8.1 Cyan. Either crashes, icons flicker and disappear of gives an error message about connection limits.
  • Hmm, that's the phone and firmware I use daily. This is the first I've heard of anything like that. If it fails to connect with an error from the network or Twitter it will try a couple of times, then should display an error message. Can you please e-mail me using the support link (support at bsidesoftware.com) with more details and maybe a screenshot of what you see?
  • I did have a user send me a log demonstrating a rare error which you could have also hit. A fix should arrive in the store shortly.
  • lol
  • Daniel, what are those solid free options you are talking about? Checking the WP store quickly, I've found lots of random apps searching for twitter or twitter client, maybe around two of them were free twitter apps after all.
    I'm suggesting a Twitter client Round-Up, separating free ones from paid ones and giving a good overview for WP and W customers. Cheers
  • What will happen if it reaches 100k limit?
  • It won't. It's hard for paid apps (on Windows especially) to hit that limit, and it's a long ways off. If it gets a third or half way there I'll have to start raising the price for new users, and eventually it will go higher to slow new users to a trickle. At that point the Pro subscription will sustain the app and services. That said, it's a long way from me worrying about that.
  • Does this connect in People hub? What I'd really like is that Twitter beta from like months ago that had the large images in the People hub and was in the Share to menu. Wtf happened to that?
  • Unfortunately MS does not provide a way for 8.1/WinRT apps to integrate with the People or Me tiles. However, Tweetium does fully support the Share contract. ​
  • I thought that was introduced with 8.1 OS. How does Telegram to integrate with People Hub?
  • It must be a legacy (​Silverlight) app. And may have special permissions from MS.
  • Yes, I loved that WP8.1 twitter beta, but then lost it when upgrading phone. As you say, WTF happened to that?
  • as a light twitter user, is this going to be worth it over stock, or it it for "power users" more?
  • Two problems, maybe. It's Twitter, so don't third party apps have limited tokens? Second, I wish more devs would use the in-app purchase scheme of removing apps so they can offer a free version and still make money on ads and those who really like the app can pay to remove those ads. But seeing how this might be limited by Twitter as a third party app, I guess this model works better for it. Maybe a trial would be good but not sure how that works with Twitters model.
  • Yes, Twitter limits the number of users a third-party app can have. This is precisely why it's impossible to offer a free version with ads :-)
  • I have gleek!how much better is it over gleek and what would I miss apart from being truly universal
  • Does this replicate the notifications pivot in twitter? i.e. favs, RTs, followers all in one place?
  • For Pro users, yes. The problem is Twitter's API. For non-pro users who just buy the base app, Connect shows: Mentions ​RTs of your most recent tweets, sorted based on the original tweet not the RT (API limitation). Sometimes these are missing as the API is flakey. ​Favs and follows that occur while the app is running and streaming (provided via the Stream API)​ ​​Pro users with 3.0 get access to "Connect+", where Tweetium's push notification servers track and collect Fav, Follow, and RT events, and serve them up to the app. This allows all of them to be shown in Connect, and properly sorted as well. It's the best workaround for Twitter's API limitations that I've found so far, but unfortunately it doesn't scale to all users, hence why it's Pro-only. Hope that's helpful!
  • That's good to know. Thanks Brandon, which autocorrected to breadbin, btw.. :-)
  • Twitter Inc should have that junk removed
  • Yeah paid for mehdoh and now its gone
  • Dreadful update. Went from looking and behaving like a champion to resembling a novice developer's hobby.
  • Sorry? What do you mean? If you have specific feedback please do share, but so far all the feedback on the update has been extremely positive! (as you can see here!)
  • Themes are dull, flat colors. The icons at the top are bloated. Touching the app within a few seconds of loading or returning crashes it. Header images in profiles look bad. Tweets load slower than before. All new issues, assuredly due to an obvious rush to grab some Christmas cash. Great app still but the update is tragic.
  • Hmm, you must be looking at a different app. Accent colors like Azure, Red, Yellow, Green... are certainly not "dull". I have no idea what you mean about the icons. They're the standard Windows icons at a standard weight and size, identical to 2.0. Touching the app most definitely doesn't make it crash. Well, unless you're somehow still on the broken version of WP 8.1 Update, in which case you're going to have that problem with every WinRT app. The app is faster than before, although if you load to last read, that will always take a little longer. I had planned to release 3.0 earlier but took more time to get it polished up. There will always be bugs in any software but I'm doing my best to stay on top of any reported issues. Not much else I can say. ​ ​ ​ ​
  • Can you readd the option to use the preset themes we had before this new verison? I Liked the theme I was using pre 3.0 and I cant replicate it in this newer verison. For some reason the gray option looksl like a greenish blue.
  • This is the first app I have seen that did not have a "try" button... Sorry, I'll pass until I know what I'm getting into.
  • Sam isn't that the guy the works at Microsoft?
  • Technically he's unemployed until Jan 5.
  • Hey! What are you doing here on Christmas day? Unemployed folks should surely go away and bake cakes or something today ;)
  • It's just so damn ugly
  • There are a lot of background and accent color options, you don't have to use the ones Daniel chose!
  • Fragmentation, I love it. Can't buy it on my phone.
  • Meh. It looks like a great app and I'd love to use it but I'm not going to pay $3 for an app and then turn around and pay another $8 per YEAR just to get push notifications. The official app sucks serious balls but at least it will give me push notifications.
  • Well said. That's a rip off. I understand that the developer wants income but the cost for notifications is far to high. Wish I didn't buy the app now.
  • I think if he included basic push notifications for the cost of the original app I might bite but I don't really care about the other pro features so it is a deal breaker for me.
  • If it came with the initial purchase of the app I'd be perfectly fine with it. I wanted to replace my original twitter app with this one. I like this app a lot but paying 2.99 for an app without toast notifications is ridiculous.
  • How is Tweetium compared to Gleek? Anyone? Just courious...
  • Love this app so much and liking 3.0!
  • Just bought it. Hopes it's worth it (:
  • Hi guys, just bought this app form my L1020 arg country variant and it stays in the downloading state and nothing happens :( any advice on this error? Thanks. Martin
  • Hmm, sounds like the Store is wedged on your device. Have you tried restarting your phone? ​
  • Hi Brandon, yeap, I've tried that but it is still "downloading" :(
  • Have you tried cancelling the download and then starting it again?
  • I was willing to pay for it but no multiple account support after paying drives me back. I'm sorry.
     
  • Great news! More universial apps ftW!
  • Best Twitter experience there is across all platforms. Brandon, you do an amazing job supporting this app. I'm a happy Pro subscriber!
  • What's wrong with the official twitter app? it works for me
  • Yes it is the best twitter app for me in all my devices (BB Q10,Lumia 920, iPad 3), and I have tried many Windows phone apps but I think the official is the best
  • Yep, official app is good for me in windows phone and windows 8... maybe is because I don't use twitter so much so I don't need much either
  • Merry Christmas to Dan Sam Jay and the rest of the crew can't believe you guys still posted articles today ... Should I get another twitter app ? I have like 5 I don't use. I think I might give I a try.
  • So just to make it clear;
    We are paying 3$ for a Twitter app and won't be able to add our secondary account, right? Seems legit.
  • $3 is much cheaper than competitors or comparable apps on other platforms (like TweetBot), which is only possible by charging extra for additional accounts, since every account you sign in with takes away a sale of the app to someone else. Several other apps charge extra for additional accounts, too. ​
  • I've bought Tweetium but it keeps saying "Twitter rejected the sign-in request" on app startup. What am I supposed to do? May I have my money back?
  • Does the error message say anything else? Usually that message also tells you why, with the most common reason being that your device's clock is set incorrectly (time, date, or time zone). Have you double and triple checked those? Twitter requires them to match their server within about 5 minutes. The only other cause I've seen is if your e-mail address is not verified with Twitter, but that's much more rare than the clock issue. By the way, the app has a support e-mail address in the app and the store. I highly recommend using that for any future issues (with this or any app) as comment threads on news articles really isn't a reliable way to get in touch with developers.
  • I am honestly just wondering for comparison,but whats the differences from this app, and the official twitter app. Is there any missing features from the official one? Or is this just a $3 alternative?
  • The design of this app is truly terrible. Why nobody tells that? I get that taste differs from person to person, but those icons in the app? And the icon OF the app? I really can't accept to pay 3€ (3,65$) for an app like this. I tried that before on my Surface and I was orrified. Yes, I know it's an unpopular opinion. Functionality is important, but nowadays *style* is important too. You really should work a little bit more to improve the design. Eyes deserve better.
  • Yeah. The design of this app sucks. I hope the dev improves it.
  • I've spent a huge amount of time focused on the app's design, and I take lots of feedback from different professional designers which has been very welcome and helped out a lot. If there's anything specific you want to suggest, please do so, but right now the app gets a great deal of praise for its design. I know you can't please everyone, but I believe it's a beautiful app and a better design than any other Twitter app on the store, and many reviewers have said it's better than any on other platforms as well. Compared to the horrendous mess of the official app (which does have ugly, low-res icons that are blurry on high-res devices, with buttons strewn about tweets in ways that destroy readability, and wastes absurd amounts of space on chrome with little room for content), I think the winner is pretty clear. The icons in the app are all Windows standard Segoe UI Symbol glyphs, i.e. the same ones used throughout the OS. If you don't like Metro/Microsoft design style, then you may not like the app either. I'm not saying it's perfect, far from it, and I'm always working to improve things. Like I said, 3.0 included a lot of suggestions from professional designers and design experts. I also know that the new theme system has some colors and color combinations which need refinement. But with the default themes (white or black with Azure accent), I think it looks damn good, and lots of people seem to be finding other combinations they like, as Daniel did. The only other thing I'll say is, the UX is designed for serious Twitter users to get the most out of the app. It's designed to let you efficiently skim through a lot of content without fatigue or distractions. It adheres aggressively to Windows/Metro design principles, typography and layout guidelines, and so on. Though it does eshew the Metro 1.0 love of giant headers and things that look good in screenshots but serve no real purpose. The logo is always fun to deal with. In reality you rarely see it (especially if you enable the timeline or a list on the live tile), but everyone has an opinion :-) The original one was from a professional graphic designer, modified a couple of times including by a Microsoft PM who's good with that stuff. That was the 2.0 logo. I made some adjustments to make him look a little less pudgey and more aggressive-looking for 3.0, but I may spend more time touching up a couple of the edges and curves in the future. Anyway, taste is a very personal thing and there's no pleasing everybody. But please do keep that in mind when criticizing someone else's work (especially when your criticisms are all so very subjective).
  • First of all, Brandon, I noticed I made a snappy remark and I'm sorry about it. I don't want to disrespect your work, mind this. It's just that I was a bit frustrated at the time I tested it (I still have it installed on my Surface2, even if rarely used). As regards icons: yes, I'm aware that the icons used are from Metro Design UI, but the home button in the smartphone mode is ugly as hell (IMHO, as "for me" :) ). I'd have preferred a different solution. More than that, let's make a distinction: if personally I can accept the tablet design of the app - even if I have some remarks, ie the position of the "Write a new tweet" icon on the left, which is somehow messy considering how there's no distinction between that ( -> writing function ) and the "Timeline", "Connect", "Messages", etc part ( -> reading function ) - I really find terrible the mobile design of the app. First of all, it's cluttered. Then, there seems not to be a clear distinction over *where* I am in a specific moment (am I at "Home"? Am I in "Connect"?). Again, the left spacing of the "Home" icon is odd (too much space, it seems), and I personally dislike the difference in dimension of the Home icon. Beware: I am not a professional designer. But still, I have tastes :) I hope, somehow, this can help in improving the app.
  • Just to be more clear: this is how I'd think a better mobile design would be: http://1drv.ms/1zFYtmh (just a quick Photoshop; yes, I have no "Segoe" font on this laptop, sorry). We could save even more space by reducing the top-bar height. Or we could make explicit the twitter account in use in the top half (like in the official Twitter app).
  • I purchased this app yesterday blindly and I have to say for me it is a very good app.  I have multiple twitter accounts and I use two seperate twitter apps for each account.  I just installed this app on my Windows laptop and noticed a slight difference in reply, retweet and favorites options.  On the Windows app when you hover over the minutes on a thread, you get the reply, retweet and favorites options without actually opening the thread.  I'm not able to do that on my 1520 and some threads have those options exposed and some do not.  Just a suggestion but maybe you can expose the reply, retweet and favorites below the time so they can be accesed always instead of having to open up the thread.  Maybe its the way I'm doing it on my 1520.  I've only had it for a day.  Good job Brandon
  • Thanks! I'm working hard to address a lot of feedback and issues found by all the new users. There's an update rolling out very shortly with some important fixes for users with specific settings (which other users don't hit at all). The quick actions are actually available on Phone already. They should always show for the top tweet in the view (so you can just scroll a little to get them to appear on the tweet you want to take action on, which is typically easier and faster than any other gesture). You can also press-and-hold on a tile to get them, but that's a slower gesture. There isn't much room to fit them there on every tweet, especially on smaller phones, and I think they'd be distracting (though not as much as in the official app where they're right in the middle of everything). I may look at adding an option to allow that in a future update, though. Anyway, thanks so much for your comments and for supporting the app!
  • Ahha, your right.  If I scroll slowly on my 1520 the top tweet does indeed expose those options.  Very nice.  I'm liking your app the more I use it.  Notifications is the only other issue to make this my only app.  I do not see an option to be notified from a user in Windows Phone dashboard.  Interesting enough the live tile does allow the notification.  Does the Pro version offer this feature?  If so, sigh... to me that's a basic feature.  :) Good job.
  • Hi Roatan. The app provides notifications of new mentions and DMs on the tile. With Pro you get instant ("toast") notifications for mentions, DMs, new followers, RTs, and favorites of your tweets, with Action Center integration. There currently is not a way to get a toast for every tweet from a specific user, though that's on my list to look into down the road.
  • This is the best Twitter app on any format. I use it on my laptop, tablet and phone.
  • @Brandon Live has İt support for GIF Format?
  • It supports standard GIFs, and wil play animated GIFs from image sources that host them, like imgur and such. However, Twitter doesn't actually support animated GIFs. Instead they create MP4 files out of animated GIFs if you upload one. Those MP4 files they obscure from third-party apps to make it difficult or impossible for them to play. I'm working on a solution to that problem, but don't have anything in the app yet.
  • I have Lumia 920 but I don't know why the app take 12 seconds to show the tweets after open it, is this the normal time or I have a problem in my phone? Or problem with Developers preview?
  • Hmm no, the normal load time on that phone should be about a second. The main factor is your network connection speed, though. And if you're using the "start at last read" option, it can take an extra second or two if your last read position is very far back. Have you installed the app to an SD card? I've heard a few reports of problems with that, and may disable the ability to install there in a future update (the app is tiny as-is, and it's crazy if Windows Phone has bugs with running WinRT apps from SD cards).
  • I usually connect the phone to the WiFi network and it is a high speed network, I don't use start at last read option, i don't know what is the problem but in general after Cyan update my phone freeze many times, maybe because of developers preview. I have this problem since the first beta release
  • By the way, I discovered a problem with certain configuration settings which caused significantly longer load times for affected users. That was fixed in an update a few days ago. Hopefully that straightened things out for you!
  • Yes now it is better, after the update it takes like the official Twitter when I open it after turn on the phone( when it is turned off), but after I open it and close it then open it again, yes it is very fast. Thanks :)
  • The best on WP, but still missing a lot of features compared to me favorite twitter client Tweetcaster on Android. Like multipe twitter accounts and no simultaneously posting to other services like facebook. No way to filter your timeline to look only at tweets with photos, links, videos, or hide retweets or replies. No way to search your timeline, or someone  else's, no scheduling tweets, and the big one for me no instant streaming. When the app is open and on wifi, new tweets, mentions, direct messages should come in realtime. Would to see a copy and save button added for tweets and media.   Go Packers!!!  
  • Hi there. That is quite the list! You can vote for or add those on the UserVoice page to help in prioritizing work: http://bsidesoftware.uservoice.com A couple things though: 1) Mulitple accounts *is* supported, but only for Pro subscribers, as it eats up the app's limited supply of tokens. 2) Instant streaming is in the app and always on, except when rate limited by Twitter (which mainly happens if you suspend and resume the app multiple times in a short period, or use it on multiple devices at once). Both the main/streamable views (Timeline, Connect, and Messages) as well as expanded conversations will update in real-time.
  • I'm trying to understand the benefits compared with the official Tweeter client. I got the app and then I got disapointed from the UI big time. Showing a selected conversation inside the feed is (for me) terrible. Maybe there are some benefits for power users, but for the casual one - I don't see why one should get this app.
  • Hi there. A few of the top selling points are: 1) Significantly faster, buttery smooth UI. 2) Working conversation view (the official app one can't handle long conversations). 3) UI that adapts to larger screens and makes much more efficient use of space. Much easier readability and skimming ability. 4) Ability to pin your favorite lists and searches, and to cycle the newest tweets from a list on the tile. 5) Streaming support. 6) Full share contract support. 7) Last read tracking, sync across Windows devices, optional TweetMarker support (with Pro), user and hash tag mutes, in-line image previews for Instagram, imgur, OneDrive, and many others. In-app YouTube player, and links to YouTube apps. Functional live tile with an accurate badge count. Action Center integration for Pro users. Customizable theme colors and other UI options. Landscape view. Hashtag auto-complete. Just a few off the top of my head :-)
  • God I hate that rate limit thing.
  • Hmm, are you talking about the message that streaming is suspended if you leave and return to the app a lot? Or an error that it wasn't able to load anything in a particular view? (until the 15 minute timer on Twitter's end resets) There was an issue which may have caused the latter to happen more often for users with certain settings. The 3.0.7 update (rolling out now on phone and PC shortly) should address that and some other bugs.
  • Finally
  • just bought the app for my tablet and phone, then bought pro, but am getting twitter rate limit and can't view my timeline at all, i thought pro wasnt prone to any limits 0_0
  • Hi there. The rate limits are a Twitter limitation, restricting the number of times you can load the timeline within 15 minutes (generally limited to 15 times per view per 15 minutes window). You shouldn't encounter this in normal use, unless loading a ton of tweets or closing and re-opening the app many times (or switching accounts many times) within a short period. I would suggest making sure you have the latest update installed, though, as some fixes have been made over the last week, some of which may have caused you to hit this more often than normal. If it continues to be a problem for you, please e-mail me at the support link so I can try to figure out what's going on.