App.net has introduced an interesting new feature called Broadcast, wherein you can publish or subscribe to "broadcast channels" delivered by way of push notifications. Dalton Caldwell writes on the ADN Blog:
Felix, one of the more popular clients for App.net has just received a rather generous update including more gesture support, a facelift and enhancements to private messaging, full size images, and more.
We're talking social all week this week on Talk Mobile, and one of the newest pretenders to the throne is App.net. It's a more interesting proposition than just a mere social network, positioning itself as a platform and inviting developers to build on it. It's also not free, which from the outset may have put some folks off trying it out. There are now invite-only, free, limited accounts to get people through the door and trying it out. And of course, the iMore team, well some of the iMore team, is on App.net as well, so here's how to follow us!
If you're a fan of app.net's messaging service, there's a nifty little plugin by developer Steve Streza, called Project Amy, that lets you integrate your ADN account directly into Apple's Messages app under OS X Mountain Lion. Project Amy is pretty straight forward, and will allow you to send and receive private messages just like you would on ADN straight through Messages.
Developer Steve Streza, best known as part of the Pocket team, has taken his Apparchy joint from last year -- the one that let you post to app.net (ADN)'s micro-blogging service via the official Twitter client -- and upstaged it with Project Amy, a way to post to ADN's messaging platform with Apple's Messages app for Mac. Streza writes on Informal Protocol:
app.net (ADN) has just announced a new, free account tier. It's by invite only, so if you want in you'll have to hit up an existing, paid friend with an account. It's also limited, in that you can't engage with as many people or host as much data as a paid account. What it is is a way to sample one of the most interesting cloud services to date. Dalton Caldwell dropped the F-as-in-free-bomb on the ADN blog:
Felix by tigerbears, one of the most distinctive app.net clients to date, has updated with new features to take advantage of ADN's growing list of uniquely non-Twitter-like attributes. Namely, Felix now supports ADN's new File API, so you can store your photos and videos directly in your ADN account, and not have to worry about third-party hosting services.
App.net, which pivoted to a Twitter-style service when Twitter began choking out third party client developers, has now taken a bold new step towards what just might be a bigger, unbundled future. And, oh yeah, that future comes with 10GB of cloud storage for members. Dalton Caldwell writes on the App.net blog:
If you're still using App.net and are in the market for a new client, you may want to take another look at Rivr which just got updated with lots of new features and enhancements to existing ones. New features include Camera+ integration, night time mode, markdown support, and more. The interface has also gotten a bit of a facelift as well as some refinements for existing features.
While App.net (ADN) may be pretty new, it doesn't mean many users aren't already on it, including iMore and our staff. Even though the service hasn't been around for very long, there are already some choices when it comes to choosing an ADN iPhone app.
Netbot, Felix, and Rivr are all fully functional ADN apps for iPhone but is one better than the other, and more importantly, which one should you use? Follow along and we'll help you decide.