July 15, 2011
Tweetbot, the popular Twitter client for the iPhone/iPod touch has received another update. Version 1.4 sought to bring push notifications and other treats to users for the first time. But, as you'll soon see, that wasn't the case entirely. Created by Tapbots, Tweetbot – A Twitter Client with Personality, now includes support for what it calls “experimental push notification support.” Unfortunately, according to a blog posting, this feature isn’t quite working yet, so expect another app update soon. They state:
The push service isn’t working in 1.4. Provisioning profile issues. Human error. We are truly sorry. We submitted a new build with a fix that will work. We’ve politely asked Apple to expedite the process so hopefully the wait won’t be too long. But don’t feel too upset about this because the service was limited to 1000 people for launch anyways (read why here). Unless you downloaded it as soon as it was available, you probably wouldn’t have gotten access (at least not right away).What is working is the ability to publish text notes with tweets. Plus, tabs are remembered when switching between accounts. Both features are very cool and will make your Twitter experience even more enjoyable. Tweetbot is a nice Twitter app with a modern interface. Plus, it is very good at responding to requests for features made by users. However, as we said previously, it is not without its faults. For one, it (still) doesn’t include push notifications. For another, there is no iPad version. Still, for those looking for an iPhone Twitter client, Tweetbot is a great choice and priced right at $2.99.