Tag Archive for Twitter

[Update: Live] Twitter reveals new API that removes key features from 3rd-party apps

Update 8/16: Today is the day that Twitter announced the changes would go into effect. Despite complaints from many developers and users of 3rd-party apps, they stuck to their word. When Twitter was growing its user base, third-party clients like Flamingo, Falcon, and Talon were flourishing on Android. Then, the company implemented restrictions on its APIs; in…

Google joins Microsoft and others to make it easy to transfer data between services

Transferring your data between services can prove difficult, and that’s why the Data Transfer Project has been founded. Created by Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook, the service tries to make it easy for you to transfer your files between different services. You could import your photos from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Photos, for example. It’s not…

Official Twitter app for Android adds a new bottom navigation bar

Twitter’s Android app has always offered a navigation bar for switching between the Feed, Search, Notifications, and Direct Messages. Traditionally, like almost every other app, it was placed at the top of the screen. But, after Google introduced a bottom navigation bar in Material Design guidelines, many apps have switched. Today, Twitter joined the party,…

[Update: Delaying deadline] Twitter’s crackdown on third-party clients continues as key features will disappear in June

Update: 3:56 PM: Twitter is delaying the proposed June 19th deadline. When Twitter was a shiny new social network it had a great relationship with developers. 3rd-party Twitter apps were some of the most popular apps when Android was a new platform. Names like Swift and Twidroyd were at the top of the charts. As…

[Hands on] ‘Reply’ brings Smart Replies to Twitter, Hangouts, Android Messages, Facebook Messenger, and more

Last week, we heard about an interesting new application that is in development. Called ‘Reply,’ the app was made by Googlers from Area 120, an experimental division within Google. The app aims to bring smart reply functionality to chat/messaging apps that currently do not have it, such as Twitter, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Slack, Whatsapp,…