It may not be the absolute glossiest Twitter app for iPhone and iPod Touch, but the newly-renamed Echofon for iPhone is among the fastest and easiest to use. Your friends' timeline, the logical default screen, show new tweets in blue, for instant recognition. It's joined by screens to filter out tweets in which your own handle name is mentioned, your direct messages, and your favorites. There's also a search screen that can search for people and topics, can turn up trends--some of the popular topics at any given moment--and can also tap your geolocation to display public tweets … Read more
It may not be the glossiest Twitter app for iPhone and iPod Touch, but it is among the fastest and easiest to use. You'll be able to post and refresh the screen from each of the four tabs. Your friends' timeline is the logical default, followed by replies, direct messages, and a search screen that can also show you public tweets from people nearby.
Composing messages is especially cool. After pressing the word balloon, you can begin tapping the keyboard or can press one of three buttons to geotag your tweet, take or upload a photo, and select a … Read more
If you're already bored of getting English translated to Mandarin through JaJah, TwitterFone, another mobile service with voice recognition savvy, has put out a neat update that's sure to burn through your mobile phone minutes. You can now listen to the last 10 tweets from your Twitter pals and respond to any of them that you'd like using the same speech-to-text system in place for publishing tweets of your own.
Let's say you are so busy, you don't even have time to type in your Twitters. Then you might want to take a look at TwitterFone, which lets you, literally, phone it in. You talk. It Twitters.
I tried it and found voice recognition surprisingly good. It got my name wrong, but I've been called worse. I suspect that TwitterFone is using human-assisted voice recognition (see ReQall), which would not be an untenable strategy if the product actually generated revenue. And on that part of the equation, I'm stumped, unless TwitterFone is getting a per-call bounty … Read more