Tweetings for iPhone is a full featured Twitter client complete with push notifications. Last week we looked at the iPad version of Tweetings, so this week we'll look at the iPhone version. In many ways, it's very similar. The layout is extremely similar and it also offers things such as push notifications. The iPhone version also adds themes into the mix as well.
It's definitely a worthy contender against the big guys like Twitter for iPhone (formerly Tweetie) and Twitteriffic. Read on for screens, a feature run down, and how you can win a copy of Tweetings for iPhone from TiPb!
Much like the iPad version of Tweetings, the iPhone version includes features such as list support, combined direct messages, support for iOS4, push notifications, now playing support, and FaceBook integration. It also adds themes into the mix. There are a total of seven themes to choose from. They are silver, carbon (dark), plain, speech bubbles (glossy), speech bubbles (matte), shadows, and shadows evolved. I'm a fan of shadows evolved as it's simple but clean. It adds subtle gradients. Themes are, of course, a matter of personal preference. I'm a fan of simple and clean. I've never been a fan of the themes within Twittelator Pro as they seem to always be overdone. Even making my own, I can never get something quite "simple" enough for my liking. It may just be the layout that doesn't do it for me. I just want to be able to access what I need, when I need it without having to search or dig through menus.
For those of you who didn't read my iPad review, Tweetings has built-in push notifications. I tested this against Boxcar and the results were pretty good. At some points Boxcar would chime in a little ahead and vice versa with Tweetings sometimes pushing to me quicker. My conclusion was that it probably just depended on how loaded the servers were. They were pretty much neck and neck.
You also have support for services like Instapaper, you can configure them right from within your settings. Your settings panel can be accessed either within app or through your general iPhone settings.
Viewing user's profiles within Tweetings is simple enough and allows you options like follow and unfollow as well as showing you their bio and their location (if they've chosen to share this).
Another feature I like about Tweetings is combined timelines, which allows you to view a conversation between any 2 people you choose. If someone tags you in a tweet and you aren't sure why, you can always use the combined timeline feature to figure out where you came into the conversation.
Overall, Tweetings for iPhone is an incredibly decent Twitter client with an awesome developer that completely backs their work. You can always contact the developer with questions or concerns via Twitter via the handle @Tweetingsapp.
- Built in push notifications
- Great developer support
- Frequent updates
- Good theme selection
- Pull down to refresh
- Sometimes a little laggy when scrolling (most of these seemed to be fixed in the last update, only when scrolling rather quickly does this happen)
- Some clients out there are just as good for a bit cheaper, if Boxcar hadn't of went free, Tweetings would be ahead due to native push
- Sometimes crashes after changing a theme or using the nearby feature, hopefully this will be fixed in an update
Overall, I think the iPad version is a bit more polished and stable, so hopefully the iPhone version will receive the same polish in a coming update. The developer is very supportive and seems to update often. If you're looking for a good Twitter client (or you're like me and are completely shallow about Twitter clients), give it a shot (but first enter our giveaway to see if you can get your hands on one courtesy of TiPb and Tweetings!). If you do, or already have it, let us know in the comments.
Alright, last week we gave away 5 Tweetings for iPad promo codes and this week we're giving away 5 Tweetings for iPhone codes! How do you go about getting your hands on one you ask? Just leave a comment. Yep, that's it. It can be why you want a copy of Tweetings or what Twitter client you're currently using, anything you want really, or just to say hi! Just make sure you use a valid e-mail address you check when leaving your comment. Next week we'll pick 5 of you randomly to receive Tweetings code. And keep in mind, this week's codes are for the iPhone version only, not iPad. Good luck and happy tweeting!
[US iTunes App Store account required to redeem Promo Codes -- Apple's rule, not TiPb's -- and they expire so if you get one, use it quickly!]
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By Tammy Rogers