Twitterrific for iPad had a big update released last night, to Version 1.1. The update adds support for picture and video uploading and custom image upload services. There is a long list of additions, improvements and bug fixes contained in this update – but it’s interesting to note that the app’s odd rogue connection errors are still around.
On my first launch of the app after updating it, here’s the familiar error that I saw:
It says Twitter servers are currently unavailable. The Twitterrific folks responded in my earlier post on this issue and claimed it was a general iPad WiFi issue – a problem with the iPad re-establishing its WiFi connection after coming out of sleep mode. I disagree, as nearly every time I’ve seen it I have already been in an active iPad session for quite a while and every other app that requires a WiFi connection is working just fine when this error gets thrown up in Twitterrific. The same applies when seeing the error last night. I had just checked email quite happily – and used the App Store to download and install the app’s own update. Both of those require WiFi and both worked fine – yet Twitterrific still generates this error.
Here’s the full list of changes in Twitterrific 1.1:
• Support for picture & video uploading
• Support for custom image upload services
• Image URLs from Img.ly & Tweetphoto now appear in popovers
• Twitterrific now uses OAuth
• Reply all (by default)
• Number of API calls per hour increased due to OAuth switch
• Supports internationalized domain names in URLs
• Improved parsing of Twitter status URLs
• Better handling of links containing special characters
• Compose view is now better able to handle undo
• Improved handling of your own tweets & replies
• Used full screen mode to avoid video playing behind mini-browser
• Saving images to the photo album now works correctly
• Registered users are no longer reminded to register again
• Users can no longer use email addresses to log in
• The number of new tweets is reported correctly
• Multiple popovers are handled correctly
You can find this latest version of Twitterrific for iPad in the App Store now. It is a free app.