06
Feb
carbontiny

The long-awaited Carbon for Twitter app landed on the Play Store a few days ago, but some were of the opinion that it wasn't quite finished yet. This happens in software development. Nothing to be worried about. What should cause worry is if problems persist for months or years at a time (*coughGoogleVoicecough*).  On that note, it should be very encouraging that the developers have already rolled out an update that includes a variety of bug fixes.

Here is the complete list of changes:

Bug Fixes:
- Notification bug that crashed after tapping
- Repeat Notifications
- Notification bug that crashed app when Avatar couldn't be loaded
- Direct Messages Delete bug wasn't saving changes
- Long press bug on Messages
- Composition Screen Account Selector bug
- User Profile Bio: tapping on Mentions & Hashtags bug.
- Timeline duplicated tweets on concurrent refreshes
- Compose bug that didn't allow tweeting at 140 characters
Additions:
- Verified & Private badges
- Quick mentions

In addition to the rather impressive list of bug fixes, two other minor new features have been added: quick mentions and verified/private badges. All in all, it's good to see that there is a fair amount of development going into this app. This is a lot to fix in three days. After a lengthy silence while we waited for Carbon to arrive and repeated delays, it's somewhat comforting to know that when users have concerns, they won't necessarily be ignored.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • efan

    i like this app because of the way it looks mostly. i just need a simple twitter client. view tweets, post and reply. that's about all i need. tablet support would be nice though.

    • CJ Walker

      Agreed, it's light weight, smooth and flashy. Refresh, tweet, check mentions. That's all I need in a twitter client and this makes it enjoyable. Just wish I had a way to view when I've been retweeted *crossing fingers*

  • Jorge Murphy

    Is this app ever going to be tablet ready?

    • http://twitter.com/spackmanstephen BIG UK

      From what i see on Twitter, no plans as of yet. :-(

      • Jorge Murphy

        I've heard mixed reports but nothing official. I love PLUME as it's very pretty on my Nexus 7.

  • kbo

    Still don't like how they responded to a user in a previous AP post. Really unacceptable attitude from devs.

  • Arsalan Afzal

    Wait, what's wrong with G-Voice?

  • http://www.facebook.com/yachtcharter Richard Whiley

    I wonder if Twitter applies the same 100k token limit on this app as it does for other clients. Maybe the Carbon Team has found a way to work around the Twitter limitations and outsmart them in their own game. Just a matter of time until this app will be caught by Twitter police as well, so better grab your token soon!

  • Chris

    How can I log out of this app?