21
Nov
plume

Since Android 4.2 introduced native lockscreen widgets, we've seen several devs already push out updates to their apps with support for the feature. The latest to do so is LevelUp Studio, which updated its Twitter client Plume. This is actually my personal favorite when it comes to Twitter clients on Android, especially for tablets. So I was pretty glad to see the 4.2 lockscreen widget show up.

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The update also brings a few other fixes and enhancements to the app:

- add a lockscreen widget on Android 4.2
- fix the widget context on Android 4.2
- fix the display of the DM recipient
- fix Facebook timeline not updating in some case
- fix unread list item appearing multiple times
- improve the picture cache coherence
- make Halloween notification sound available all the time

Plume is, of course, a free app in the Play Store, though there's also a $5 premium version available for those who prefer an ad-free experience.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Sky

    cool! just got my N4 in the mail today, I'll be checking this out :)

  • TOMMMMMM

    That is the exact same widget they released with Froyo. That thing needs some serious updating...

    • QwietStorm

      What's wrong with it?

      • TOMMMMMM

        Its really ugly and doesn't follow Android Design guidelines.

        • QwietStorm

          I've never had a problem with it's look at all, but what guidelines does it not follow?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=172009802 Joshua Richards

            omg. It's horrendous looking. The app is great and designed well, then they have this widget design that just looks like crap. @tom1l21:disqus we should start a petition, to get a better looking widget.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1712821667 Andrei Poenaru

    Thanks! I've been looking for a replacement to Tweet Lanes, so I'll give this one a try.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=172009802 Joshua Richards

      Tweet lanes ended up being a massive let down.

  • http://www.androidradar.de/ Leif

    Tweetings got one as well. What I like about tweeting are the push notifications.

  • Simon Belmont

    This is great. I just switched back to Plume (née Touiteur) a few weeks ago. I got sick of the stock Twitter app.

    This will come in handy on my Nexus 7. Thanks for the post.

  • Lte_Addict

    i love plume, i've tried many different twitter apps (even stock) and this is by far the best, and they keep improving good job guys

  • QwietStorm

    I have a question about lock screen Widgets. How do they affect the lock screen timeout?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=172009802 Joshua Richards

      They don't.

  • http://twitter.com/Xeratun Xeratun

    Tweet deck has long been my favorite, but it is just awful and ugly on my Nexus 10. After reading this I tried Plume (among others) and it is a great looking replacement. Only one problem: Editing columns doesn't work for me. The ads I don't like and $5 is way too much just to remove ads from a Twitter client as well. But I could deal with it if the column settings worked properly. Any suggestions on other clients to try?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=172009802 Joshua Richards

      $5 is really too much to remove ads? What about to pay a team to make you something? wrong way of looking at it.

      • http://twitter.com/Xeratun Xeratun

        For a Twitter client it sure is. Many games are $0.99 to remove ads and those are fully created by the devs. I don't like Plume a whole lot, its just the only one I've found which makes use of the screen real estate on the Nexus 10. Besides, as I noted above, it doesn't even work right on pretty basic functionality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=172009802 Joshua Richards

    Plume is great, but that widget is just so ugly.. rounded corners? Urgh. That's my only beef with it, is that I refuse to use that ugly-ass widget.