The Breakroom

Streaming Into the Void

August 15, 2018

Starting tomorrow, Twitter will begin to turn off, or deprecate, two important API’s that third party apps use to interact with their service. Twitter will start slowly phasing these features out on Thursday, August 16th, and completely shut them off by August 23rd. We’ve spoken about these changes at great length in the past but […]

Podcaster and accessibility maven, Jonathan Mosen, recently had me on his podcast to discuss Twitter’s upcoming imposed changes to their live streaming and push notification APIs. On episode 98 of The Blind Side we talk about what these changes mean for Twitterrific users and how they affect accessibility within the app. Even if you’re sighted, […]

Let’s face it, it’s a struggle to get attention in 2018. Users wage a constant battle for eyeballs in the ever-widening war of compelling content versus fake news and funny memes. One of the ways people stand out from the pack is to employ Emoji and special characters in their names. Scroll through your Twitter […]

Push Nope-ifications

July 5, 2018

Today we’re rolling out an update for Twitterrific on iOS and macOS that addresses upcoming changes with how apps interact with Twitter. Unfortunately, these changes hinder the ability of third-party apps like Twitterrific to do push notifications and live-stream events. We had hoped there would be cost-effective ways to work around these limitations, but since […]

Updates Galore!

April 23, 2018

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been giving all of our apps some attention. Rather than flood this blog with a bunch of posts about the updates, here’s a quick recap: xScope 4.3.1 — Added a couple of frequently requested features and made sure that everything works great on macOS High Sierra. iPulse 3.0.3 […]

Apps of a Feather

April 6, 2018

If you use a third-party app, such as our own Twitterrific, upcoming changes at Twitter will significantly affect how you use the service. An API that all apps use to receive a continuous stream of updates for push notifications and timeline refresh is going away. Twitter has not yet provided third-party developers with a replacement. […]

Our latest releases of Twitterrific bring video uploading, support for Twitter’s native mute functionality, and powerful new muffling capabilities to both iOS and macOS. It’s been a long time coming, but you can finally attach videos to tweets with Twitterrific! It couldn’t be easier – just tap the camera icon and pick a movie to […]

Whether you’re a developer who’s working on mobile apps, or just someone enjoying the millions of apps available for your phone, today is a very special day. It’s the ten year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people’s lives. I […]

Today’s latest release of Twitterrific for macOS includes new and important features for users with multiple Twitter accounts, adds verified & protected badges on avatars, incorporates a new font, and includes a range of bug fixes. This past week also marks the anniversary of Project Phoenix, the Kickstarter project that was the catalyst for Twitterrific’s […]

Birds of a Feather

January 11, 2018