Twitter has rolled out an update for the official Twitter app for Android. The update mainly brings usability improvements to the Discover, Connect and Search features.
Below is the full change-log right from Twitter -:
- Discover: Now all the content in Discover — Tweets, Activity, Trends and suggestions of accounts to follow — appears in a single stream, on both iPhone and Android. You can also dive into Activity and Trends from new previews at the top of the Discover tab.
- Search: Search results now surface the most relevant mix of Tweets, photos, and accounts, all in one stream (similar to the stream in Discover). We’ve also added a new search button to Twitter for iPhone, letting you search from anywhere within the app. (This button was already available in the Android and iPad apps.) Look for the magnifying glass icon next to the button you use to compose a Tweet.
- Connect: To provide a simpler experience in the Connect tab, the default view is now Interactions, which shows you new followers, retweets and mentions. If you prefer to view only your mentions in Connect, you can adjust the default in settings – find the “Connect tab” option and select “Mentions only”.
- Links: Click a URL in a Tweet to go directly to that website from any timeline and get to content highlighted on Twitter faster. (Previously, when you tapped any part of a Tweet, it would first expand and then a second click was required to get to the website.)
The update does not bring any graphical or UI improvements which the official Twitter client for Android badly needs. The app still does not follow the Holo guidelines, and looks like an iOS port.
On the other hand, Carbon for Twitter, the recently released absolutely stunning Twitter client also got a bug-fixing update last night.
The change-log is as follows -:
– Notification bug that crashed after tapping
– Repeat Notifications
– Notification bug that crashed app when Avatar couldn’t be loaded
– Direct Messages Delete bug wasn’t saving changes
– Long press bug on Messages
– Composition Screen Account Selector bug
– User Profile Bio: tapping on Mentions & Hashtags bug.
– Timeline duplicated tweets on concurrent refreshes
– Compose bug that didn’t allow tweeting at 140 characters
– Verified & Private badges
– Quick mentions
If you are an avid Twitter user, and have not already tried Carbon for Twitter, you are missing out on a lot. The app lacks a lot of features, but the developer is working on adding them soon. The app is also going to run out of its 100k Twitter token limits after which new users won’t be able to use the app, if they have not already reserved a token.