- 01-08-2013, 12:55 AM #1
I've been using MeTweets and really like it, but after reading about Mehdoh's new update, that app looks pretty good too. There's no free trial, but it's only $0.99, so I may splurge and give it a go anyway. Just curious to hear what you guys think. Which do you like better and why? What are the differences between the two apps? The features on both seem similar.
- 01-08-2013, 07:07 AM #2
I've tried them ALL. I still think Mehdoh is the absolute best. I use the list feature a lot and it supports customizing the home screen to add lists so i can just swipe right or left and all my lists and feeds are there. Also, they have instagram support so you can view pictures, like and comment (but not post of course).
- 01-08-2013, 10:20 AM #7
Am I doing something wrong because a few places say that Mehdoh and Gleek allow you to view conversations, but that doesnt seem to be the case? On Gleek I can view a conversation I have been a part of but I want to be able to view a conversation the same way you can on the twitter website. That way, if someone asks a question, I can see whether or not its been answered by anyone, not just me. TweetPhone+ is the only twitter app I have found where I can do this, but that doesnt keep a marker of the last tweet you read. Pretty frustrating. Anyone know if I am doing something wrong, or if there is an app out there that does this?
01-08-2013, 11:27 AM #8
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Started using MeTweets about a week ago and I really like it, I might still buy Mehdoh though because it looks slick and I like the conversation view. Only problem is until it gets an update I'm still stuck using the Twitter app, since MeTweets crashes whenever I try to tweet and hangs when I hit refresh. I've tried reinstalling it a few times to no avail.
- 01-08-2013, 01:50 PM #10
- 01-08-2013, 03:56 PM #12
- 01-08-2013, 04:00 PM #13
"We don't always have the same API exposed to use as Twitter uses themselves. Convos for yours, yes."
meaning you can view conversations that you are part of. So, it looks like Twitter's APIs for WP8 dont expose this feature. :\
- 01-08-2013, 04:13 PM #15
Apart from this, both are really solid apps.
- 01-09-2013, 03:27 AM #16
- 01-09-2013, 04:03 AM #17
Update: Apparently, this was never part of Twitter APIs (MeTweets dev confirmed). And apparently, TweetPhone+ is using some kind of workaround to get this working. The good news, though, is that the devs of Gleek, MeTweets and Mehdoh know about this (TweetPhone+getting it to work) and will definitely come up with a solution, if one exists....or hopefully a work-around at least.
- 01-09-2013, 08:59 PM #20
Ok, here's the latest:
1. Twitter removed conversation support for 3rd-party application developers from their API v1.1. So apps like Gleek, Rowi, cowlick, MeTweets, Mehdoh do not have access to these APIs.
2. 3rd party app TweetPhone+ hasn't been updated in a very long time, which most likely indicates that it is using Twitter's v1.0 API which had this feature exposed, albeit hidden.
3. Twitter is very likely going to stop providing support for its v1.0 APIs soon (in a month or two).
4. The people hub does show replies to certain tweets. I noticed that it does not show all replies to all tweets (compared against TweetPhone+) but nevertheless it does show some replies. This is because the People Hub in WP8 is a partner app, not a 3rd party app.
5. Twitter sucks for trying to run brilliant 3rd part devs out of business.
- 01-10-2013, 03:15 AM #21
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