Twitkafly has a ton of features for Twitter on the go!
Recently in the release of the new Activator for iOS 5 (okay, maybe not to recent, but it's still a new feature as of late) you could invoke an Activator action to compose a lone tweet from anywhere on your iDevice. There was a significant lag when invoking this feature as the Twitter dialogue box hadn't opened for several seconds. iOS jailbreak Developer, Moeseth
, brought us a tweak a while back that lets you tweet from anywhere in SpringBoard without the lag of the default Activator option. On top of things, Twitkafly does more than the default Activator method and it looks cooler. Twitkafly even includes custom animations which look entirely sick!
As you can see from the image above, there are three buttons on the GUI which let you do one of three things: cancel the Tweet, tag people using the contacts-looking button, or tweet what you are listening to using the music-looking button. Aside from that, you can type a message in the text box. Twitkafly has a myriad of settings. It's not boggled down to simply being a quick-Twitter-Tweeting system, on top of that, there are more features. The settings of Twitkafly can be seen below:
You can enable Twitkafly on demand. It's not something that you need to be forced into using and you can use it whenever you feel like it will be convenient for you. Some of the settings include which application Twitkafly will reply with (Twitter.app by default), the ability to use TwitterConnect, the ability to add multiple usernames, and the ability to select your own activator action for composing Tweets. On top of those basic settings, there is the ability to share the music you are listening to and disable the annoying auto-correct. Additionally, if you want to dismiss a notification from Twitkafly, you can choose to use the 'Just button, button or 2 Taps on Background, 2 Taps on Background, or 3 Taps on Background'. These options can be configured under the, "To Hide" cell in the settings of Twitkafly. Under that you will find a whitelist and black list for which you don't want to hear from/want to hear from.
Aside from all of those awesome features that the stock twitter in iOS does not have, Twitkafly comes with its own documentation included and has support built into the application so that you can email Moeseth with problems. When you get notifications using Twitkafly, you will notice a new icon instead of the stock iOS Twitter application icon. The Twitkafly icon looks really cool as well. To not spoil the surprise, we will let you find that on your own! Twitkafly depends on Twitter.app or Tweetbot.app and it works on iOS 4 and iOS 5. It works with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and works with Lockinfo, MobileNotifier, Vibrafication, and more.
Moeseth had one idea in mind when creating Twitkafly; he wanted a Twitter response and Tweeting system that looked as good as it performed. It also makes Tweeting so much easier on the fly. With Moeseth being a heavy Twitter user himself like many iOS developers, it's no kidding that something like this would be useful for his needs. I have found by using it myself that it is very pleasant to use, the interface is sexy, and on top of all things, it's fluidly fast and not laggy. I love Twitkafly and I will continue to use it over the stock abilities.
Moeseth was generous enough to offer to give away TEN
copies of Twitkafly!
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