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May 2, 2013

Twitter updates Android and iOS apps with location trends

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Twitter has listened to users feedback and reinstated the switch accounts, which they erased on the previous update.
Twitter has released updates to its iOS and Android apps, improving the overall user experience with a few subtle changes. Most notably, both platforms have received trends for over 100 new locations, filtering out popular topics being discussed in a specific area. This is most useful for breaking news topics, so you’re not bogged down by everything else in your timeline.

For the iOS app specifically, it has been given an update for a smoother experience, ironing out a few bugs with fixes, according to the folks at Twitter. Furthermore on iOS, you can now invite friends to join Twitter from within the app and replies to retweeted Tweets now include both the author and person who retweeted the Tweet. Lastly, you’ll notice improved playback on the those six second Vine videos you just can’t stop watching.

The update to the Android app is more minor. Past the routine bug fixes to improve overall performance, you can switch which Twitter account you’re using by accessing the menu. You’ll also find the menu button front and center, tucking the accounts and settings inside.
Last month was Twitter for Android’s shining moment, when it got a much needed overhaul to include a refreshed, more native look and feel. Things got lighter, with more distinct sections across the top that you can quickly swipe between. The fonts are lighter too, so visually, it was a nice refresh.
While on the subject of Twitter, it’s worth noting on Tuesday, the folks at Vine updated their iOS app with front-facing camera support. All you need to do is hit an icon in the bottom left of the camera section of the app to switch to your smartphone’s front camera.
You can download the updated apps from the App Store and Google Play.

Via: VentureBeat

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini