1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Twitter app, no account required?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by kscobie8, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. kscobie8

    kscobie8 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010

    Feb 8, 2010
    43
    3
    36
    Hey gang. Hoping you can help me out.

    I'm looking for a Twitter app that doesn't require a Twitter account. I like to follow certain people like Conan O'Brien, CEOSteveJobs, music groups, etc. and I'd like to not have to sign up for Twitter just to do it. I know I could make RSS feeds and subscribe that way, but it's kind of a pain to do on the phone itself. So, is there anything out there for me?

    Bel isi,
    -kyle
     

    Advertisement

  2. snowmobile

    snowmobile Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    479
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010

    Apr 10, 2010
    479
    92
    73
    I'm sure I had an app that could do that. It was called Tweetrait but I've just done a search for it and it seems to have disappeared :thinking:
     
  3. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    813
    Posts:
    9,692
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    How would you choose who to follow without having an account? :thinking:
     
  4. kscobie8

    kscobie8 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010

    Feb 8, 2010
    43
    3
    36
    I found Tweetrait, it's a widget, and it looked to be what I was looking for, but the widget doesn't resize. So the text is squished and overlapping. Hmmm, might just have to bite the bullet and sign up for a Twitter account. Thanks.

    Bel isi,
    -kyle
     
  5. Phoenix Zero

    Phoenix Zero Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    84
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010

    Jul 20, 2010
    84
    8
    16
    Web Designer
    Honestly, how hard is it to sign up for an account? You probably spent 10 times the time searching for an app that doesn't require an account. Just saying, man. It's common sense.
     
  6. kscobie8

    kscobie8 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010

    Feb 8, 2010
    43
    3
    36
    You don't need an account to view tweets on twitter. I follow some twitter feeds via RSS on my email through Godaddy, but that's only on the computer, not my phone. I need something simple for the Droid X. Like I said, I enjoy reading the tweets from Conan O'Brien, CEOSteveJobs, my brother (a musician) and other bands/artists I'm interested in. I can simply google their twitter feed and add the name to the app.

    Bel isi,
    -kyle
     
  7. kscobie8

    kscobie8 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010

    Feb 8, 2010
    43
    3
    36
    Unless I don't want a twitter account, then that app is worth the hunt! I'm not fully opposed to having a twitter account, and if it comes down to creating one I will, but I'd rather spend the time searching for what I'm looking for than settling for something I don't want. Common sense is rarely either.

    Bel isi,
    -kyle
     
  8. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    813
    Posts:
    9,692
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    I know you can read twitter without an account and that you can search and view specific people via RSS, but I'm not sure how an app would let you select a specific group of people to follow without having an account.

    Out of curiosity, what has you so opposed to having a twitter account?
     
  9. kscobie8

    kscobie8 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010

    Feb 8, 2010
    43
    3
    36
    Well, the Tweetrait app, for example, allows this sort of thing. You just have to know the twitter handle of the entity you want to "follow". Type it in and presto, you get subscribed to the feeds. However, Tweetrait is a widget that only follows a single feed and I want something that allows more than one, so that's out. Might just get a simple RSS reader and manually add the feeds from the accounts I want.

    I'm opposed to a twitter account because I don't want another account floating out there unless I'm going to use it. I know I can set it to private and not use it, but if there's an app that fits my needs, that's the better option. Plus, I'm afraid that if I do sign up for Twitter, I'll be compelled use it, joining the fold of countless other ordinary citizens with nothing meaningful to say, but still adding pointless drivel to the world on a regular basis. So it's like a moral issue for me.

    Bel isi,
    -kyle
     

Share This Page

Loading...