November 14th, 2012
App.net has a new API feature called Stream Marker. Dalton Caldwell:
Multiple times a day, I switch between my laptop and my phone. It’s frustrating that I have to ask myself “have I seen this post?” as I scroll through My Stream. Today we’re adding support for Stream Markers to the API. This will allows clients to sync where you are in your stream, global, and even in individual threads between clients.
This is fantastic. Tweetbot for iPhone, iPad, and Mac have used either Tweet Marker (now called Watermark) or iCloud to do something very similar in syncing where you’ve left off in a stream between apps/devices. This is something that has never been built into Twitter’s API even though it seems like a no-brainer.
Great update to what is quickly becoming a far better API than Twitter’s.
October 3rd, 2012
Paul Haddad about the new user token limit for third-party clients on Twitter:
“For iOS, there’s no danger of hitting that anytime soon,” he said “For Mac, it’s really hard to tell. It’s definitely a lower limit, but then there’s going to be fewer users as well. We’ve never really been keeping track of user tokens before this, so we know how many we had as part of the beta test, but we don’t know how many of those are going to buy the app, and we don’t know how many new users are going to buy the app. We’re a bit concerned but there’s not really much we can do about it at this point.”
Essentially, no matter how awesome Tweetbot for Mac is and no matter how many people love it even more than they like the official Twitter applications Tapbots has a ceiling on how successful Tweetbot for Mac can be because Twitter has changed their policies.
With Netbot’s debut I’m betting that Tapbots is hedging their bets. They are keeping a foot in the Twitter door (because surely they can bank at least a half-million dollars in revenue at the very least with Tweetbot for Mac) while simultaneously keeping their options and focus open to other services to support.
October 3rd, 2012
Things are getting very, very interesting. Tapbots releases Netbot, a Tweetbot-esque client for App.net for both iPhone and iPad.
September 28th, 2012
Tapbots is on App.net.
If Tweetbot worked with ADN it’d, quite simply, change everything for ADN.
/via Steve Streza on Twitter (which says something, I think).
September 19th, 2012
Three cheers for Justin Williams’s collection of excellent Tweetbot filters to help silence check-ins, hashtag nonsense, old-style retweets, and even anything dealing with Internet Explorer. Some are fun, most are downright vital.
You’ll need Tweetbot (you are using Tweetbot on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, right?)
/via David Chartier.
December 21st, 2011
If you’re using Tweetbot on your iPhone I suggest following @tweetbot on Twitter. They tweet a bunch of great tips like this one:
December 2nd, 2011
Regarding my last and Tweetbot only loading 50 tweets even in Lists. It turns out the little plus button will load the tweets in between the tweets you loaded before and the new tweets. Excellent. Though it is still limited by Twitter’s API.
/tip Kyle Slattery.