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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by abiyng87, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. abiyng87

    abiyng87 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have been sorely disappointed with the twitter apps on Android for one reason and one reason only: Not one of the twitter apps I have used has had any way of indicating which tweets are new and which ones aren't.

    My only other experience with mobile twitter apps have been iPhone apps. On all of them whenever the app was opened the newest tweets were pointed out in some way. A lot of times is was with a highlighted background, but the best way I've seen was with a sort of "memory" feature. The app would remember which tweet you were viewing when you last had it open, and then when you opened it again it would show the timeline in the same place it had been when you closed the app and the newer tweets would be loaded on top of that. Several apps did it this way.

    It seems goofy to me that not one of the Android programmers who have made twitter apps thought of something like this, so I have been assuming I am missing something. I use the Twidroid Pro app (on a Droid), and there is a setting in there that says "Remember Timeline position" so I made sure I checked that. It sounded like that would do what I described above, however it doesn't do anything that I've been able to see...

    Am I missing something? Is there a twitter app out there that will do this? :thinking:


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  2. lekky

    lekky Lover

    i use twitterride, new tweets have a different background colour. Very easy to see which is new. It also jumps to the oldest new tweet, very good app.
  3. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Lurker

    I use the Twidroid pro app too. It remembers where I closed it at and I have to scroll up to see the new tweets.

    You might want to try an uninstall/reinstall and see if that fixes your issues.
  4. abiyng87

    abiyng87 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Interesting. I'll give it a go.
  5. dirtydesigns

    dirtydesigns Newbie

    Yea I use Twidroid (Just the free version) and it notifys me.

    Also is there a Twitter app where you can search for people? Because I cant seem to do it on Twidroid or on the Twitter mobile site? I thought this would be one of the main features.
  6. bluewatersnyc

    bluewatersnyc Lurker

    hi, thanks for the info, but for some reason, i can't seem to find twitterride on the motorola droid... or is it available only on HTC? thanks.
  7. bluewatersnyc

    bluewatersnyc Lurker

    hi AbiYng, twidroid installation guide indicates that the app has access to the system tools that prevent the phone fr. sleeping. Was wondering if that drains your phone battery? Any insight to share?
  8. The Twidroid free version also remembers your position in the timeline. Never had any battery problems with it.
  9. bluewatersnyc

    bluewatersnyc Lurker

    thx frantic ferret, appreciate ur respnse.
  10. lekky

    lekky Lover

    It's twitteride, only one r :p

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