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Friday, March 18, 2011

Spy On Your Friends' Music Tastes With AOL's Play App

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.businessinsider.com/aol-...-android-2011-3

"AOL's mobile efforts so far have been to make mobile apps and websites for its existing properties, like AIM, Mapquest, Engadget, etc. No longer: The company is launching its first "mobile-first" product today."

AOL has produced it's own app that allows you to listen to music on your Android phone. The new app, Play, will also let you share music with friends via posts to Facebook and Twitter and check out what friends are listening to. And Android users get this app before our iPhone friends!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Twidroyd Out Of The Penalty Box: Tweet On!!

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 11:00 AM

http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/20/tw...l-and-twidroyd/

"Looks like Bill Gross' UberMedia has had its API access reinstated for at least two of its apps this Sunday afternoon, after a dramatic turn of events led to them being shut down on Friday under the auspices of privacy, monetization and trademark violations."

It appears that UberMedia has finished updating all of its Twitter applications to comply with Twitter's requests and had their API access restored. So if you are a Twidroyd user make sure you hit up the market for the update. After this fairly public fiasco do you think Twitter did the right thing in banning the UberMedia clients from Twitter? Were they protecting your best interests or theirs?


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Twitter Brings Down The Banhammer On Twidroyd: Also Insults Its Mother

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 05:30 PM

http://support.twitter.com/articles...ter-or-twidroyd

"Regardless of how you access Twitter, we are dedicated to making Twitter better, faster and more reliable for you. As part of this effort, we ask applications that work with Twitter to abide by a simple set of rules that we believe are in the interests of our users, and the health and vitality of the Twitter platform as a whole. We often take actions to enforce these rules."

Well, ain't that a slap in the face? Recently Twitter has become slightly more "aggressive" at defending its properties. Recent events like forcing Twitter clients to change their names because they had some vague similarity to "Twitter". Well now they have banned software developer UberMedia from accessing the Twitter APIs. This completly shut down the ability to use Twidroyd for Android and UberTwitter for iPhone and Blackberry. According to Twitter, they " suspend hundreds of applications that are in violation of our policies" every day but this was such a high profile ban that they were nice enough to post a message about it.

According to UberMedia the issues have been fixed and an update is on its way to the Market. The original Twitter post has also been updated to confirm that UberMedia has been given access to the APIs again and that updated software versions are on the way. Honestly, I haven't used Twidroyd since the official Twitter app came out. Any one out there still using Twidroyd get bitten by this little ban?


Friday, November 12, 2010

So I Guess Social Media Isn't a Fad?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Status Updates" @ 05:00 PM

A quick note for all readers of all sites: since this whole "Social Media" thing isn't going away any time soon, we've decided to modernize our sites a bit by adding both a Twitter "Re-Tweet" button and a Facebook "Like" button to the bottom of every post. If you find one of our stories useful, interesting, and worth sharing with others, please use the buttons. Thanks so much, and let us know if you see any problems. Right now we're using the basic Facebook integration rather than the deeper one that requires more coding work, but it should do the trick for now. And if you're using Twitter, you'll find our Twitter feeds in the upper right-hand corner of each site.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Facebook Now Available on HootSuite

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 05:00 AM

http://androinica.com/2010/10/19/ho...e+Android+Blog)

"There's no fun in being a Twitter client anymore. The trend now is to be a "social" or "lifestream" app that can draw from many sources and integrate the social media experience into one source. HootSuite does that on the desktop, and now the pro-friendly app does it on Android, too. After switching from a paid application to a free app, HootSuite has added Facebook to its repertoire and graduated from being just another Android Twitter app."

Not only does HootSuite offer Twitter availability, but it also now includes Facebook. Now you can get both your Facebook and Twitter fix with HootSuite!


Friday, October 15, 2010

TweetDeck Now Out Of Beta: All Your Social Networks Are Belong To Us

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 08:00 PM

http://www.androidguys.com/2010/10/...android-market/

"Two months and eleven updates after hitting Android in beta form, TweetDeck has arrived in the Android Market. Thanks to more than 36,000 beta testers, the developers were able to deliver an incredible looking and feature rich client available to all!"

TweetDeck, the wondrous all-in-one social networking app, has emerged from beta status. After one heck of a crazy beta test ride, the final version of TweetDeck is now available for download from the Android Market. Anyone out there who just happens to use Twitter, Buzz, Facebook or Foursquare should give this program a look. With integration to all of these services and a nice clean looking UI how can you go wrong? Any TweetDeck users out there excited for this release?


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