Tapbots, the corporate behind Tweetbot, has launched a serious replace for the iPhone and iPad. Tweetbot 6 is now obtainable within the App retailer. While there aren’t a number of visible adjustments, there are a few necessary issues occurring below the hood.
First, Tweetbot 6 is utilizing Twitter’s API v2. An API is an interface that lets two functions or providers work together with one another. In right now’s case, Tweetbot makes use of Twitter’s API to work together with the service.
And third-party builders can solely do what Twitter lets them do. For a few years, Twitter’s API has been considerably restricted, particularly should you’ve been making an attempt to construct a full-fledged Twitter consumer. But API v2 surfaces some lacking options.
For occasion, Tweetbot 6 can now show polls. Before that, polls merely didn’t seem within the timeline. Similarly, Tweetbot 6 shows preview playing cards, which allow you to preview linked content material with out having to click on on them. Some options are nonetheless lacking, equivalent to tales.
There are some minor adjustments with Tweetbot 6, equivalent to new interface themes, a brand new function that lets you choose Chrome or Firefox as browser choices for hyperlinks and a few tweaks within the app design.
The enterprise mannequin is altering as effectively. Instead of paying to obtain the app, now you can obtain a free app with many restrictions — for example, you may’t tweet. When you’re prepared, you may subscribe to unlock all options for $0.99 per thirty days or $5.99 per yr.
This change ought to guarantee the way forward for the app. Tapbots says Tweetbot 6 is presently in early entry. The firm plans so as to add extra options down the highway.
And should you’re utilizing Tweetbot 5 proper now, the app continues to be working superb. You can re-download the app from the ‘Purchased’ part within the App Store.
Twitter introduces a brand new, absolutely rebuilt developer API, launching subsequent week