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    The folks who brought us "Beautiful Widgets" have now worked their magic with Twitter: Touiteur. Just hit the app store this morning. Free, and US/ $2.73 for Premium (multiple accounts, more). Beyond awesome! Slick UI, feature-rich and smooth functionally (Droid). Hard to believe it's a "1.0" release. I played around with it @ lunchtime, and can't wait to dig in again after work. But it seems to have every feature desired covered. Be sure to long-press on icons to reach em all.
     

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    I will second this... it is a very nice full featured twitter app.....
     
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    I like the UI, but from what I demoed of the free app, you can't share your pics from the gallery directly to the app. I also like that the notifications are very customizable. I'll stick with twidroid for now, though. I'm sure they will start throwing in some improvements to compete with touiteur.
     
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    Anyone notice that the Desire specs mention Twitter a lot?

    Is there an official Twitter app coming soon???

    From here: HTC - Products - HTC Desire - Specification

     
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    Sorry but I am finding the notifications really lacking. 10 minutes is the best interval I can have it set to? With twidroid I had it set to every 2 minutes. 10 minutes is not good.
     
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    HTC Peep has been around for a long time.
     
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    But does it have a widget?
     
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    The pro version has 3 or 4 different widget sizes. I didn't install the paid version to see how useful they were though.
     
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    The 10 minute updates are a deal breaker for me but I am sure LevelUp will get it right - they are one of the most responsive developers I have dealt with (and all the crap they put up from users with when they were forced to change beautiful widgets). I will grab the premium version just to support their great work.
     
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    The dev released an update yesterday with the following changes...

    - Reworked the loading screens in tweetphoto, profile and main view
    - You can use the Back button from Favorites, Lists, mention and DM(direct Mesages) to get back to the timeline
    - Added notifications settings to refresh every 3/5 minutes
    - fixed a bug where native retweets by others were displaed in the wrong chronoligical order
    - Faster status update and replies
    - Scrolling speed increase
    - Refreshing the timeline is faster
    - Andriod 1.5 fix for the profile page
    - it should remember the position in the timeline better
    - Refreshing the trends and list of lists is a manual action (press menu)
    - Popup messages now disappears faster
     
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    I am a fan of Seesmic, but damn, Touiteur is so pretty. I currently have both installed.
     
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    Can't find it on the UK Marketplace....
     
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    Same here. Touiteur looks nice, but Seesmic performs so much better at the moment.
     
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    I did a quick review on my blog:

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    Every few months a developer comes out with another Twitter client for Android to try and take top spot. Android users used to be left in the dark when it came to good Twitter apps. Now we have apps like Tweetcaster, Seesmic, Swift, and now Touiteur (pronounced Twitter, but spelled in french) from LevelUp Studio. These are the same guys behind Beautiful Widgets for Android, so I have high hopes for this app. So I am going to put this app through the Guru Inspection and see where it lands. Hit the read more link to get the full inspection.

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    Touiteur is a great looking Twitter app. The bottom selection tab is sporting a gradient look and has a very nice gloss look to it. The free version comes with a standard dark theme which shows your time line in a nice dark tone. Your replies show up with the same dark tone, but with strips to indicate they are a reply, and your own Tweets show up in blue. This is really nice when quickly scanning through your main time line as it makes picking out Tweets fairly easy. The Premium version, which costs about $3.00, comes with a light theme and the use of widgets. You get a choice of three widget sizes, 4x1, 4x2, and 4x3. The widgets are very nice looking and allow you to Tweet quickly and at a glance see the latest Tweets from the people you follow.

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    The interface is very eye appealing and has some nice animations which set it apart from other Twitter clients for Android. When you click the Tweet button at the top, the menu drops down and "bounces" which I found really neat. Little things like that are a breath of fresh air for Android apps. Most Twitters apps for Android are a little bland with the exception of a few. Touituer is definitely a good looking app and has polish to compete or exceed what is on the Android Market currently.

    Looks aren't the only thing when it comes to Twitter apps. The app also has to have the right features to accommodate many different users preferences, likes and dislikes. Touiteur features all your standard Twitter functions, but also has multiple accounts, widget support, two themes, photo Tweeting and URL shortening. One thing that it lacks right now is threaded message view. This is a huge deal breaker for me as I use threaded messaging all the time to keep up with who replied to what. The other missing feature is video uploads, not a huge deal for me, but for some this could be a deterrent. Hopefully the developer will add these features later.
    Notification options are just as important as features to a moderate to heavy Twitter user. We all have different ways we like to manage our Tweets and having the most options for notifications is always a good idea. Luckily Touiteur is no slouch when it comes to notification options. You can set the interval time as low as 3 minutes to as high as 4 hours. You can choose to be notified when you get any combination of Tweets, replies, or direct messages. You can choose to use the built in "bird chirp" sound, your own ring tone, vibrate and LED flashing to be notified when you have new messages. All in all the notification options available in Touiteur are top notch.
    So does Touiteur get the Guru App seal of approval? YES it sure does! It looks good, it's fast, you have almost all of the features you could ask for and the notifications are great! So hit the Android market ASAP and give it a try.


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    How do you add friends in this app? Also when I click on @ mentions, messages etc it just says initializing tweets please be patient and gets stuck there forever.
     
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    Still prefer Twidroid over this!
     
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    I also get a force close when I send a tweet. Still very buggy. So for now I will stick with seesmic or Twidroid.
     
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    my favorites is still twicca :D
     

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