How Would You Improve: Twitter for Android

Ok, so we’re sure you’ve heard by now… Twitter has released an official Android app.  With every 1.0 version of an app comes room for improvement.  The biggest issue we see standing in the way of massive Android dominance is the fact that it relies on Android 2.1 or higher.  Everyone has their favorite client, be it Seesmic, Tweetcaster, Twidroid, or Touiteur.  If you’ve had a chance to play with the new official application, we’d like to hear how you’d improve it.  Bigger buttons, multiple accounts, changed layout…

How would you improve Twitter for Android?  Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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35 Comments

  1. shaydlife
    May 01, 20:13 Reply

    The only thing missing is the ability to add text to a retweet.

  2. Lior
    May 01, 20:14 Reply

    By Adding Multiple Account support

  3. @GDHussak
    May 01, 20:15 Reply

    Few things – 1 and 3 minute updates, ability to use "old style" RTs, and remember the position in timeline. All three of those big enough deals for me to not make the switch from Touiteur.

  4. Erny Castro
    May 01, 20:16 Reply

    I love this app and it should be standard for all android apps. Great integration with the system, awesome UI, visually awesome with the animations in the background.. Unlike the facebook app, which this app seems to borrow some of it's interface from, it has all of it's features accessible. I just wish that, like the other twitter apps, it would refresh upon opening the application or tweets or at least let that be an option. Amazing app!

  5. shizoku
    May 01, 20:16 Reply

    I luv the app n the animation. Wish there is a option to change to a dark theme. Multi account dont really need it cause I'm only using one account.

  6. Prerna Lal
    May 01, 20:18 Reply

    This is my list:

    1) Auto-complete for usernames and tags (Touiteur)
    2) TweetPhoto Support and other link shortener services (All others)
    3) Ability to change text size (All others)
    4) Quote RT (old-school RT) (Seesmic)
    5) Save timeline (Seesmic & Touiteur)

  7. @Seth_Brower
    May 01, 20:23 Reply

    A couple things jump out at me, I would love a darker theme, make it a night sky, as I really sometimes just don't like that bright white from my screen.
    Unless I missed it, I didn't like that it defaults to the main screen, with all the options, rather than just loading into the time line.
    One feature that I really missed was the ability to see the conversation threads that were generated by the re-tweets.
    I do agree that the integration was really impressive, but after tooling around with it for a while, I went back to Touiteur, as it seems more compact in the presentation of the information, and fitting more tweets in a screen at a time, with all the information readily available, just works better for me

  8. @nicholasbgr
    May 01, 20:39 Reply

    The "remember timeline position" feature needs to be implemented asap 😐
    Only one of my contacts is getting merged into my phone contacts. I'm using the "sync existing contacts" option. Any tips?

  9. @nicholasbgr
    May 01, 20:40 Reply

    Also, the notification LED is not working on my Milestone.

  10. johnkillerx
    May 01, 20:48 Reply

    Black theme, no jump to top after refresh, an option to be able to turn off automatic tweet refresh. Currently longest it can go without refreshing by it self is 4 hours.

  11. Trevor Carpenter
    May 01, 20:53 Reply

    I hate that it doesn't remember where I last was reading.

    When I get a notification that there are more tweets to read, I want it to return me to the last tweet I was reading, NOT to the top of the list.

  12. Andrés
    May 01, 21:20 Reply

    1. Save timeline position.
    2. Show latest tweet text in notification bar

  13. Raphaels
    May 01, 21:27 Reply

    Yes, saved timeline would be great… as being able to choose the color of the LED notification.

    Earlier I would have asked for a preview of the images in tweets that contained one but it seems that it has been added… I could not see that yesterday but today I can see small thumbnails of image from twitpic.com. Anyone saw that?

  14. Nick
    May 01, 21:32 Reply

    Same on my Droid. Only thing that I would like fixed!

  15. @sv0o
    May 01, 21:45 Reply

    remember position
    threaded view
    is.gd integration

  16. schwiz
    May 01, 21:56 Reply

    old style retweets, a way to start from where you left off in your timeline and work your way up to the newest tweets, if they could find a way to do an active sync rather than checking for updates on a regular interval that would be icing on the cake.

  17. @DorkX9
    May 01, 22:49 Reply

    Switch to the sync all option and go into your contacts. You have to join the contacts manually but only once thanks to the google's sync. Then you can switch back to sync only contacts.

  18. skooal
    May 01, 20:12 Reply

    easy, by making it available to 1,5, 1.6 and 2.0 versions of android…

  19. huey
    May 02, 00:22 Reply

    Really the only pet peeve for me is the lack of "jump to top of page" function that is lacking in most Android apps

    • Megusta
      March 20, 23:45 Reply

      Tap the home button twice to jump to top.

  20. Roobarb
    May 01, 20:58 Reply

    Needs multiple account support. Uninstalled until it does.

  21. Jason Syn
    May 01, 21:39 Reply

    Remember my place in the timeline and a darker theme.

  22. Dave
    May 02, 01:45 Reply

    Remember your position in the timeline
    More options for image and video uploads.
    More options for url shortening.

  23. Shawn
    May 02, 03:13 Reply

    Being able to type more than 140 characters !!!! I love using it but sometime even cutting down words you still cannot get it in 140, I am not saying make it a book but atleast 300 or a little more would be a amazing improvement instead of sending 2 tweets with your post….

  24. @afront
    May 02, 08:43 Reply

    Quote RT. Oh, and note that it DOES run on Android 2.0.1 as well as 2.1: don't believe all you read on tech websites!

  25. Frank
    May 02, 15:21 Reply

    Landscape for the home screen.

  26. Zubair Hamed
    May 02, 13:03 Reply

    Lots of the tweets I read has web url links. Whenever I visit the links, the browser is opened, but if i open another link, the previous one disappears or gets overwritten.

    In Tweetcaster, you can keep opening links from the tweets and it will keep opening new windows. Please have that! Its stopping me from using the Twitter client!

    Z

  27. Jpustin
    May 03, 03:02 Reply

    I would like threaded replies and easier to click on tweets links ala Tuiteur

  28. morgan
    May 03, 19:26 Reply

    when I type an "@", it should start looking up from the list of people I follow. Touituer does this, and I think Tritdroid does, too. This seems like an obvious feature to me.

  29. Boz
    May 04, 12:32 Reply

    I would like to be able to limit notifications by user or list.

    • Paneendra
      December 07, 10:13 Reply

      Totally agree. I don’t want to get notifications for all the tweets but having it only for the list would be great

  30. khay
    July 13, 18:01 Reply

    nice post!! thanks for sharing i like it :p

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