As an avid Tweeter I was pretty pleased to learn of a new desktop twitter app in development - Birdie. But what's it like? We find out...
Canonical software engineer Robert Bruce Park confirms plans to cancel the Twitter 'core app' for Ubuntu Touch.
When it comes to Twitter applications for Linux it's fair to say that we are spoilt for choice. There's Ubuntu's default app Gwibber; the webkit loving Hotot; Choqok or Qwit if KDE is your sort of thing; the unstable but awesome Polly... The list goes on. So does gFeedline, a relatively new Twitter app for Linux, bring anything new to the table?
A new toolbar providing quick access to main features is one of the changes in the latest release of Qt Twitter app Choqok.
Chirp, chirp: The very capable KDE twitter application Choqok is available for download. Sporting a redesigned interface and a nest full of minor fixes, it's worth upgrading.
A new development snapshot of Twitter application Polly has been made available for download.
So you're using Adobe Air twitter application 'Tweetdeck' - on your Ubuntu desktop. Only it doesn't look quite as native as it could do. The solution? @corbindavenport shared it with his followers on Twitter...
A new Twitter client by the name of 'Schizobird' has been under development by Ubuntu user and avid community-goer Conscious User, with the focus on rock solid multiple account support. The name Schizobird wasn't picked at random; instead it's an allusion to the mental illness schizophrenia, which is associated with multiple personality disorder. Schizobird is designed to handle multiple accounts gracefully.
An update to Qt Twitter client 'Choqok' is now available for download. Now on version 1.1, the release contains a new translator plugin; a timeline filter to make reading tweets in your stream from a specific person or topic easier and a new option to hide the menu bar.
One of Ubuntu's most popular desktop Twitter applications, Hotot, is now available as a Google Chrome extension.
It feels an absolute age since I last mentioned slick Twitter application Hotot on these pages but today finally saw a feature fix that gave me reason to: Indicator-applet support is now working. "Wait, didn't it already have this?" you ask. Well, yes it did but the emphasis lies very much on the 'did'.
Users of the Hotot twitter application's Daily Builds PPA are in for a treat with the latest pre-alpha update with indenti.ca & multi-account support now added.