Tweetbot gets an update, brings instant tweet display and Retina graphics


Tweetbot, the new darling of the world of iOS Twitter clients, has pushed version 2.1. While the iPhone version is still in Apple’s queue, the iPad version is available right this second.

Included in this update are two very important features. First of all, Tweetbot now has the ability to display tweets as they are posted live to the site instead of having to pull to refresh or wait for a 5 minute timer. This is wonderful, but it sadly only works when you’re on Wi-Fi. People on cell networks are stuck using the old fashioned way of getting their tweets.

Secondly, the iPad app has been updated to take full advantage of the upcoming Retina display on the new iPad. All of the UI elements and displays will be crisp from day one. That’s great to hear, and I hope most of the iPad apps out there follow suit very soon.

Here’s the official Changelog:

  • iPad graphics optimized for the new iPad’s retina display
  • Streaming (when on WiFi with settings to disable it)
  • The “new tweets” sound is now limited to mentions, DM’s, and new tweets via pull-to-refresh
  • Double-tapping on the timeline tab button takes you to last read tweet before going to the top
  • Improvements to the Tweetmarker service
  • Camera+ 3.0 Capturing/Editing Support
  • Bug fixes related to direct messages
  • Many other bug fixes

What do you think? Are these changes game changing? Can other for-pay Twitter clients compete? Sound off in the comment section below this post.

Source: Tapbots

Grant is a writer from Delaware. In his spare time, Grant maintains a personal blog, hosts The Weekly Roar, hosts Quadcast, and writes for video games.