The official Twitter app for Windows Phone has been updated to version 22.214.171.124 today.
Besides the usual bug fixes and improvements the app has added notifications for new tweets, and will now also allow users to delete individual DM’s using a long press on the message.
Download it from the Windows Phone Store here .
OK, the headline is a bit over the top, but if you are on a limited data plan and had many twitter followers there is a good chance you went into overages last month as the People Hub hoovered through multiple megabytes of data trying to update the avatars of twitter contacts, the consequence of a change at Twitter’s end.
The good news is that the issue should now be resolves, as Microsoft has told the Verge:
Microsoft has confirmed, on November 10th, that the temporary issue is now resolved.
which is of course pretty much the same thing.
Now if I did have a limited data plan the 1 GB of data (half of it WIFI fortunately) I went through may have been a problem, and one starts to wonder about compensation, especially for those who are not blessed with Data sense, but since I have a truly unlimited data plan I will just celebrate the longer battery life.
Have many of our readers been affected? Let us know below.
The Verge reports that a server migration currently ongoing at Twitter is causing excessive data usage for Windows Phone users, with the People Hub using up up to half a gigabyte of mobile data per month.
Due to the ongoing changes at Twitter’s end the People Hub is regularly refreshing the profile picture of contacts in the People Hub. The issue, which is about a week old, is difficult to address until the migration is completely, but in the mean time Microsoft has slowed down the profile synching to once per day.
If you think you may be affected by this issue the only other mitigation would be removing the twitter account from your Windows Phone.
With my own data usage by the People Hub exceeding a gigabyte in the last 30 days, I am once again just glad for my unlimited data plan.
Are our readers affected by this issue? Let us know below.
Overheare, a geo-focused Twitter app, is now available exclusively for Windows Phone 8 users.
Overheare shows you the live Twitter stream in a new way. It doesn’t care much about Tweets by people you follow (you probably have an app for that already).
Instead, Overheare lets you check out what random people are tweeting about around you. Or in some other place of your choice. You can even tell it what languages you speak and it will filter out only those Tweets for you.
Maybe you want to check out reactions from that concert you wish you were at right now?
Or maybe see what is going on among English speakers in Hong Kong?
Perhaps you’re interested in Spanish reports from the location of a current event?
Just curious about what’s going on around your own town?
Simply zoom in on the geographical area you are interested in, press play and watch the Tweets come in.
- View a live stream of new Tweets, either in a list or on a map.
- Filter Tweets by location.
- Optionally filter Tweets by up to five languages.
- Standard Twitter actions, such as retweet, favorite, reply, follow Tweet author.
- Search by hashtags you overhear (also optionally filtered by language).
Overheare is a free app available exclusively for Windows Phone 8.Use requires a Twitter account.
Get it now from the Windows Phone Store
Its been two months since Twitter and Nokia promised a Windows Phone version of Vine is on the way.
Since then we have not seen hide or hair of the app, until today that is when an icon for the app turned up unexpectedly in the screen shots for the new updated Windows Phone Twitter app.
The tease suggests the app is pretty close to being done, and we hope Nokia is keeping it up their sleeve to announce at the same time as the Nokia Lumia 1520 on the 22nd.
Thanks Marcos for the tip.
Official Twitter app for Windows Phone devices got updated to v3.0 today. This new update brings in support for custom notifications, dark/light theme, ability to pin keyword searches to Start screen, support for lockscreen and more.
- Select your favorite Twitter accounts and receive notifications when they Tweet
- Customize your Twitter backdrop with either a dark or light theme
- Pin keyword searches to your home screen for quick access to Tweets on a topic
- Easily surface great content with improvements to Search and Discover
- Set your language preference in settings and get tweets translated in your timeline. Now with support for 13 additional languages!
- New Twitter lockscreen experience highlights interesting tweets on your home screen
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.
“Sigh! I missed my xxxxth tweet!” – Do you know this feeling?
Don’t worry, there is a solution for you. TweeCoMinder for Windows Phone monitors your tweet counts, and informs you via Live-Tile, Toast Notification or even email once you are near a special count like your 10000th tweet.
This small but powerful app has a lot of options for you:
- monitor your tweet counts and see how much you have left to your next special count
- set up custom Tweet Counts
- Live Tile and Toast Notification via Push (no background agent = no impact on you battery life)
- alert via email
- #WinPhan mode (adds the hashtag #WinPhan to all tweets sent through the app)
- #itweetalot mode (adds the hashtag #itweetalot to all tweets sent through the app)
- manual refresh of your cloud data
- manual refresh of your counts
- standard tweet templates
- save up to 4 custom tweet templates
TweeCoMinder has a 5 day trial without any limits, full version is available at 1.49$.
Download TweeCoMinder by scanning the QR-Code below or use this link.
See a short video demo after the break.
Twitter Tasks is a great way to store and manage your tasks. It has a simple design and it is very easy to use.
The interesting thing about this app is that your tasks are stored in the cloud. To be more specific the tasks are stored in a Azure database. This means that you can take your tasks on every WP device you own. It is also very useful in case you lose your phone.
Another interesting fact about this app is that after you finish a task, you’re prompted to tweet. That way you can share your experience with other Twitter Tasks users. The tweets go on the Twitter Tasks timeline.
Twitter Tasks features:
- You login with your twitter account
- Add new tasks that are stored in the cloud (Azure database), so you can take your tasks on every WP device you own
- After you complete a task you are prompted to tweet about your experience. The tweet will go on the Twitter Tasks Timeline. (You share this timeline with everyone that use Twitter Tasks, so have fun…)
- Complete tasks and visualize them
More information about this app you can find on the AnimusTek Studios website : www.animustek.com
Mehdoh, a popular social networking client for Windows Phone devices just got updated with few improvements and lots of bug fixes. Find the change log below. If you are not aware of this app, you should give it a try. It supports multiple Twitter accounts support, Instagram account support (feed/popular/profiles/searching and instagram videos), Soundcloud account support (with background audio player, view profiles, stream, favorites etc!), and more.
Version 7.21 and 8.21 Change log:
- Cache Management (under settings)
- Twitter – Changes to RTL display
- Twitter – Reinstated Refresh Count setting
- Twitter – Fix for gaps in Twitter Lists
- Brand new welcome screen
- Lots of small bug fixes
The app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Viner is a viewer for the Vine video sharing network. The app lets you register, see you personal timeline, search for and follow your friends, like or comment on their vines, change your settings, see the "popular now" or "editor’s pick" timeline and much more, all in a lovely Metro-style user interface.
Of note however is that the app does not let you upload Vines, as that would entail hacking Amazon’s Content Delivery Network. This is however something another Windows Phone Vine app 6sec, is working on, which should be considered before spending $0.99 on this app.
The app is $0.99 with a free trial and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Well know developer Rudy Huyn has posted this video of a Vine client he has been working on which he created only in 9 hours.
The 0.1 version of the app is intended for Windows Phone 8, and lets Windows Phone users access the 6 second videos posted on the twitter-owned network.
Until today Vine has been iPhone-only, but the company has just released an Android version. There is no telling however how long it will be before a Windows Phone version shows up, so once again we are grateful for our Windows Phone developers filling the gap.
Rudy intends to release another progress video later today, so keep an eye on the site for the next update.
Popular twitter client Mehdoh has been updated to version 7.8 for WP7 and 8.8 for WP8.
The code bases of the two operating systems has now been merged, and the app now no longer needs a twitter account to function, working equally as well to stalk your friends on Soundcloud and Instagram.
The latest version features:
- Re-enabled support for different themes in WP8
- Popup menu on retweet button
- SkyDrive images now uploaded to sub-folders
- Better handling of marketplace links
- Removed requirement for a Twitter account (can now just be used for Soundcloud or Instagram!)
- WP7 version also contains updates from version 8.7
See the full changelog here.
If you did not managed to grab it in the short spell when it was free, the app is $0.99 with a free trial and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
The app for hardcore twitter users,Â supportsÂ multiple accounts, and also integrates with Soundcloud and Instagram, and has features like inline media support, and support for voice commands and the lock screen on Windows Phone 8.
The app is free only for a limited time, so if you have ever been interested before it may be a good idea to nab the app now.
Find it in the Windows Phone Store here.
There are many Windows Phone users who say they do not need a 3rd party Twitter app due to the built-in functionality in the Windows Phone People Hub.
Without knowing this tip however they will not be able to share messages in private via Direct Messaging.
The trick is simply to place a D in front of the twitter name, which will convert the tweet to a direct message.
As can be seen from the screen shot above, it seems to work pretty well.
Tip via SteveLitchfield
One of the free twitter clients for Windows Phone, “Peregrine“Â has just been updated to take advantage of theÂ new Windows Phone 8 infrastructure, resulting it much better performance and better integration with the phone.
Of some of the new features is lock screen support, so you can see how many tweets, mentions and messages you have without even unlocking your phone. There’s also support for small, medium and large (wide) tiles as well.
Peregrine continues to have the “pull-to-refresh” feature, which is now much improved in this new release, and quick-glance to see unread mentions and messages without having to pivot to these columns and waiting for them to load. It also continues to remember your last position when you left the app, so you can quickly resume where you left off – this feature has been further improved in this new release as well with a much faster and more consistent resume of the scroll position.
Peregrine has always been free and supported by limited ads, but this new release adds In-App purchasing to allow you to disable the adds for $0.99.