A new app called Tweet Reel is promising to change the way you share video on your iPhone 3GS. Dubbed the TwitPic of video, the iPhone app allows you to record video on your iPhone 3GS and attach it to a tweet to be uploaded, just like other image sharing services do. It also supplies an interface to embed and share videos on the web and elsewhere. It's a little like YouTube, except you can type out the tweet yourself instead of having YouTube generate it for you. You can download Tweet Reel from the App Store for $2.99 (3GS only). [via Mashable]
Augmented reality apps are quickly becoming the next big thing, even if none currently exist yet for the iPhone. The latest concept is TwittaRound, which combines your world with that of the Twitterverse, showing nearby recent tweets overlaid on top of the horizon using GPS, the compass and accelerometers, and access to Twitter. Video after the break.
The makers of TweedDeck, the Adobe Air Twitter client for Mac, Windows, and Linux, released TweetDeck for the iPhone and iPod touch earlier today. Unlike other twitter clients for the iPhone, it lets you create and easily switch between columns to keep track of different categories, follow topics in real time with saved searches, and view notifications for new tweets. It also adds a handy new shake-to-refresh feature. It's available as a free download in the App Store.
If you spent any time on Twitter last Friday, then you probably heard about the Twitocalypse, and how it caused a bunch of the most popular Twitter clients to stop working. In the aftermath, Craig Hockenberry, developer of the popular client Twitterrific, explained on his blog the need for Apple to have a system in place for important updates that need priority approval, should a more serious event happen in the future.
Apple's App Store approval policies have been strange in the past, but this is bordering on the idiotic. It was reported earlier today that Tweetie 1.3, an update to the Twitter client of choice for the iPhone Alley staff, was rejected from the App Store earlier today. The grounds? Displaying "offensive language" in the Twitter trends search view.
Tomorrow, U.S. President Elect Barak Obama is set to be sworn in as President, and a handful of iPhone apps are hoping to be part of your Obama experience. Change (US Politics) (not to be confused with the Change app) iPhone app from Appible, LLC, released last week, lets you vote on your disapproval or approval of his administration's policies on various issues (which you can change as your opinion changes), as well as view other people's votes on a 3D globe, view news for each issue from Yahoo News, and post comments on them to Twitter (adds the #changeapp hashtag to each post).
Tweetie, currently our favorite twitter client for the iPhone, was updated today with quite a few little enhancements and feature upgrades. Some changes of note are a much better looking "basic" view and an awesome "quick reply/favorite/info" feature which shows up when you swipe from left to right on any particular tweet. Of all the enhancements included, the most significant is the addition of PEE, or the Popularity EnhancEr.
Iconfactory released Twitterrific for iPhone v1.1 today, bringing with it a whole host of new features and bug fixes. Many of the added features address shortcomings and quirks found in the first version. Of note, the camera icon now asks whether you want to take a photo or select from your cameral roll and photos taken are saved to your iPhone before they're uploaded. Scrolling has been significantly sped up and many memory leaks have been plugged. Additionally, your scroll position doesn't change when exiting or refreshing the application. Read on for a full list of changes!
Twinkle, one of our favorite Twitter clients from the jailbreak days, was released in the App Store yesterday. For those of you who remember, Twinkle introduced a new feature to the world of Twitter clients. It was the first that we've seen that is location aware. Unlike Twitteriffic, it has the additional "Nearby" feature that lets you view all tweets posted through Twinkle within whatever mile radius you specify.