With the new Series 4, Apple finally has its act together when it comes to the Watch running apps. The Series 3 brought the speed up to par, and the latest evolution brings even more in that department and pairs it with a dynamite screen. Unfortunately, the situation for developers was so poor in the Watch’s infancy that many of them bailed before things got interesting.
Twitter, the official Twitter app for the iPad and iPhone, has been updated this week – and has added the ability to launch links in tweets in an inline browser.
There are no other notable changes in this latest update, to Version 3.3.4 – just unspecified accessibility improvements and bug fixes.
The new link launching feature is quite a nice one. It’s certainly a quicker way to see if a link is interesting when it’s a shortened link and the tweet text doesn’t reveal much about it.
Here’s an App Store link for Twitter; it’s a free app and a universal app, designed to work on both iPad and iPhone.
The official Twitter app for iPad and iOS got another update yesterday, to Version 3.3.2.
The big new feature is support for uploading photos and videos taken with the iPad 2 along with your tweets.
I just tried this out a little and had success. I tested with two videos from the iPad 2:
— First I tried one of just under two minutes in length that was already in my Camera Roll on the iPad 2. This took ages (8-9 minutes) to upload and show the tweet, then another few minutes to process the video on yfrog.com.
— Then I shot a quick video of my huge, lovable Labrador with the iPad 2 straight out of the Twitter app. This one was only just over 10 seconds and both it and the tweet it was attached to uploaded almost instantly.
I’m really not sure this is a feature I will make use of more than once in a blue moon, but it’s nice to know it’s there. Oh, and if you want to check out my handsome big Lab, here’s that quick clip: http://t.co/fopyKyO
Many of us have been wondering when we’d see an iPad version of Tweetie, the superb iPhone Twitter app. Well … now we know there’s been a holdup on that: Twitter themselves have bought Tweetie and Loren Brichter (the app’s creator) is now a big part of the Twitter Mobile team.
I think this deal is a big win all the way round, for users, Twitter, and Loren as well. The good news for iPad users is that there are plans to bring Tweetie, oops Twitter App, to the iPad. The not-so-good news is that there’s no word on timeframe for that yet, apart from the ominous-sounding ‘eventually’ used in Twitter’s blog post on the Tweetie deal:
Loren will become a key member of our mobile team that is already having huge impact with device makers and service providers around the world. Loren’s work won the 2009 Apple Design Award and we will eventually launch Twitter for iPad with his help.
Here’s hoping that eventually gets moved up to ‘soon’ in the not too distant future.