Quick App: qTweeter for Jailbroken iPhones

Efiko Software, the developer behind which we remember fondly for providing much needed UI relief to our old Palm OS devices, has produced a very interesting looking quick tweeting application for Jailbroken iPhones called qTweeter.

It works almost magically: just wipe your finger down from the very top status bar in an application and a quick Twitter window slides down and the keyboard slides up to overlay your screen. If you're in iPod and want to tweet the music you're listening to, if you're in Safari and want to tweet a link you're reading, a quick button press auto-fills the details in your tweet for you.

It can alternatively -- or simultaneously -- update your Facebook status as well.

This means no exiting one app, launching another, waiting for load, waiting to launch entry dialogs, etc. when you want to tweet something. Just drag and go.

These kinds of apps show that, even post iPhone 3.0, until Apple surfaces more API's and figures out how to allow better cross- and multi-app functionality while retaining security, there'll still be a vibrant community of Jailbreak developers -- and some amazing software to go along with it.

Available for trial on Cydia, and can be unlocked fully via donation.

(Thanks to Doc31 for the pointer)

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Rene Ritchie

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Quick App: qTweeter for Jailbroken iPhones


The concept is good, but it is very annoying to use if you have SBSettings installed. It opens them both at the same time.

Really? When did they update it? Saw an update yesterday but no mention of any fix for the SBSettings issue.
In any case as long as you start your swipe ALL the way at the top (where the ear piece) is it usually isn't a problem
And if it does activate SBSettings you simply close the SBSettings window and the qTweeter one remains.
One thing missing from this quick review is the fact that not only does the app. update Twitter but also Facebook and you can choose which one to update, both, one or the other.

love this app. shows how the jailbreaking community is alive and strong. doesn't conflict with sbsettings at all!

Qtweeter currently does not work w/ 3.0 wait if you love this app also sbsettongs uses s horizontal swipe across the status bar when using tweet

the new qtweeter that is supposed to work with 3.0 doesn't work on the 3GS. I installed it and it crashes my phone until I go into cydia and remove it. it makes my phone go into safe mode. i'm using the dev team unlock and have sbsettings installed.

This application doesn't work on 3.1.2. Entering Twitter username / password causes a white box to appear on the screen, and stay frozen for quite some time. Unable to enter application data = no go for me -- and I donated $5 thinking that would fix it.