TopBots, the company behind TweetBot, has released a major update for the iPhone and iPad. Tweetbot 6 Now available in the App Store. While there are not a lot of visual changes, there are some important things happening under the hood.
First, tweetboat is using 6 Twitter’s API v2. An API is an interface that lets two applications or services interact with each other. In today’s case, the tweetboat uses Twitter’s API to interact with the service.
And third-party developers can only do what Twitter lets them do. For many years, Twitter’s API has been somewhat limited, especially if you’re trying to build a full-fledged Twitter client. But API v2 has some missing features.
For example, Tweetboat 6 can now display polls. Earlier, the election simply did not appear in the timeline. Similarly, Tweetboat 6 displays preview cards, which let you preview linked content without clicking on them. Some features are still missing, such as stories.
There are some minor changes with Tweetbot 6, such as the new interface theme, a new feature that lets you choose the browser options for links to Chrome or Firefox and some tweaks to the app design.
The business model is also changing. Instead of paying to download the app, you can now download a free app with many restrictions – for example, you cannot tweet. When you’re ready, you can subscribe to unlock all features for $ 0.99 per month or $ 5.99 per year.
This change should ensure the future of the app. TapeBots say that TweetBot 6 is still in early reach. The company plans to add more facilities down the road.
And if you are using Tweetboat 5 right now, the app is still working fine. You can re-download the app from the ‘Purchased’ section in the App Store.