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Twittelator Pro V 1.6.2 & Twittelator Lite v.1.3 Ship
The iPhone Twitter Client with the most features!
Albuquerque January 29th 2009 - Stone Design (stone.com) today shipped two major updates to its top-sellingTwittelator Pro and top-downloading free Twittelator Lite. Twittelator Pro is the high-end feature-packed native iPhone Twitter client. With many power features including multiple accounts, emojis, Trending Topics, Reply Chains, and Nearby Search for Tweeters, Twittelator Pro is the culmination of the expanding Twittelator customer base’s wishes and desires. Twittelator Lite is a great free Twitter client for the iPhone and iPod.

Twittelator Pro v 1.6.2 features important stability fixes especially @friends work for quick picking in new tweets and for adding to Subgroups, which let you can track small subsets of your friends closely. A new app icon and calming splash screen, and the option to not play a sound when new tweets come in via autorefresh. International users will delight in Thomas Heinrichsdobler’s German localization and Lucas Miñano’s Spanish localization, both built in to Version 1.6.2.

Twittelator Lite v 1.3 sports a new look familiar to Pro users, has page down and tap bar to page up, and works with apps like Sideways and Cocktails and other apps that can message Twittelator and Twittelator Pro via the twit:///post?message=<SOME_MESSAGE> API. You can send ‘ad hoc’ direct messages just by typing ‘d <USER_NAME>’. Important web stability fixes are also incorporated.

“We keep giving Twittelator our utmost attention” remarked Stone Design’s CEO and lead computer scientist Andrew Stone. “Twittelator Pro was the #7 best-selling social networking iPhone app of 2008. Mac guru Guy Kawasaki commented ‘
Have to say that Twittelator Pro is the way to go on iPhone’ .

Recently added to Twittelator Pro was the ability to insert 560 different emoticons/dingbats and colorful emoji’s, the ability to follow conversations with the Reply Chain feature, Copy Link, Open any Link and Paste Link, a new easy to read “black on white” Dove theme, auto-shortening of URLs before you tweet to save characters, one-tap ReTweet, and an updated Twittelator web site with
Tips and Hints to teach you the inside tricks.

Bolded Features indicate Twittelator Pro - others are in both Pro and Lite:

        At just $4.99, Twittelator Pro is a great value with these features - bold means only in Pro and not in Lite:
Interface:
        • Five tweet themes to suit your mood:
                 Robin, Canary, Martin, Dove & Raven
        • Easy navigation from Groups to anywhere
        • English, Español and Deutsche

Accounts:
        • You can have as many accounts as you like
        • Switch between accounts instantly
        • Optionally set your current location
        • Besides twitter.com, add identi.ca accounts!
        • Create subgroups of special friends
                - don’t miss any important tweets

Writing Tweets:
        • Start a Tweet from any screen
        • Paste in links & text!
        • Reply to any Tweet or Tweeter
        • Private message any Tweeter
        • Toggle private/reply with a tap
        • DM’s check if user can receive it
        • Add a map of your current location
        • Add a snapshot or library photo to your tweet
        • Post photo to Pikchur.com or TwitPic.com
        • Optionally use high resolution images
        • Optionally shorten URLS before tweeting
        • URL shortening via bit.ly
        • Character count always updated
        • 14 Dingbats panels to insert pictorial glyphs
                icons, zodiac, chess pieces, crosses,
                trigrams, arrows, greek, hebrew,
                diacriticals, 200 emoji : 560 in all!
        • Paste tweet
        • Instant access to your friends for easy insertion
        • Confirmation on tweet so you don’t pre-tweet
        • Option to turn off confirmation for experts
        • Turn on or off capitalizing and auto-correction
                (two annoying features for tech people!)
        • add “twit://” before any link in Safari to start
                        a new Tweet with that link added to it!
        • Safari bookmarklet to load current page as tweet

Reading A Tweet:
        • Five color themes to choose from
        • Large readable font size
        • Copy tweet with tap and hold
        • Re-tweet with tap and hold
        • Tweet sizes to fit length of text
        • See user’s real name and screen name
        • Linked TwitPic,MobyPic & Pikchur photos appear in tweet
        • Follow embedded web link right in Twittelator
        • Investigate any referenced tweeter in a tweet
        • Make any Tweet one of your favorites
        • Tap any Tweet to add to Recents
        • Reply to any tweet
        • Delete tweet if it’s yours

Reading Tweets:
        • Select how many: 20, 50, 100, 150 or 200
        • Option to dense-pack tweets for more per screen
        • Tap ‘in reply to’ to see reply chain conversation
        • Optionally scroll to last tweet read
        • See just your replies
        • See just your tweets
        • Follow your friends
        • See everyone’s tweets
        • See any Tweeter’s tweets

        • See any Tweeter’s favorites

        • See Featured Tweeters

        • See the current Trending Topics

        • Preference to thread replies in with Friends

        • Tap top toolbar twice to scroll to top

        • Tap top toolbar to Page Up

        • Tap lower toolbar left of Tweet button to page down

        • Page Down button (if Emergency hidden)

        • Refresh on demand


User Details:

        • Tap any picture to bring up User Details

        • Double tap tweet w/ @name to see details of @name

        • Start or Stop following any tweeter

        • Option to enable notifications when you follow

        • Add person to your bookmarks

        • Visit their website right in Twittelator

        • See their favorites

        • Send message or private message

        • See how many friends and followers they have

        • See how many tweets they have made

        • See last tweet and their description

        • See their friends

        • See their followers

        • Drill down into their friends

        

Searching Tweets:

        • Search instantly from any screen

        • Search “Nearby” to find tweeters near you

        • Simple search mode (just enter words)

        • Advanced Search including:

                • All, Every, Not, Any

                • Reference, To, From, Hashtags

                * Since and Until Dates

                • Nearby your current location

                • Links and Questions

                • Positive/Negative Attitudes

        • Searches remembered automatically & persistently

        • Delete and reorder persistent searches

        • Quitting on search redoes search on launch

        • Double tap tweet with #tag searches on tag


Bookmarks:

        • Add any user to Bookmarks

        • Instant retrieval of their latest tweets


Recents:

        • Tap a tweet to add to Recents this session

        • Instant retrieval of their latest tweets


Trending Topics:

        • See what’s hot in twitterverse!

        • Updates each time you choose it


Emergencies:

        • Instantly send emergency tweet with map of location

        • Hide emergency button if that’s not your style

        • You get a Page Down button if you hide it


Log File:

        • see how many server accesses left this hour

        • read connection and failure log


Support:

        • Big Stone Phone provides free support for Pro users

        • We listen to your feature requests and bug report

Stone Design is a New Mexico based software corporation founded in 1984 by Andrew Stone which has shipped over 20 titles for Mac OS X and its parent operating system, the NeXT in the last 20 years. Major applications include Create, a page layout and web authoring app, iMaginator for image processing and Videator for video effects and VJ’ing. This year, in conjunction with BigStonePhone, has added 5 iPhone applications to the collection: TalkingPics for field photography and audio recording, iGraffiti which lets you paint on photos and share them, Gesture which lets you turn photos into digital paintings and share them, and Twittelator Lite. BigStonePhone is a collaboration between Stone, Jeff BIggus of Hyperjeff.net and artist and UI designer Ollie Wagner.

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