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Yes, Falcon Pro is still kicking after temporarily running out of Twitter auth tokens last month. The developer has just updated the app with a feature he promised in the wake of tokengate: widgets. There are a few other changes, but man.. look at how widget-y those widgets are!

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Falcon Pro was previously dependent on the Falcon widget for home screen interaction. That setup gets the job done, but requires two process to be running and updating the feed simultaneously. These new Falcon Pro components also feel much more responsive than the Falcon widget. The Falcon Pro widgets come as a scrollable feed or a quick actions bar. The scrollable option can be resized to complement a tablet or phone layout. There are also three different themes for the widgets. Here's the full list of changes:

  • New : Customizable Scrollable widget [Android 3+]
  • New : Quick Action widget
  • New : Translate Tweet
  • New : 3 widgets background styles, customizable text and link colors
  • New : Customizable link colors for app
  • New : Edit profile picture & Bio
  • Improved sharing, now accepts text with image
  • Fixed unread count ignoring mutes

You can still buy Falcon Pro from Google Play for $1.99, but make your decision soon. No telling when those Twitter tokens will be used up again.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • BlackEco

    You forgot to mention that the main widget is avaible from lockscreen ;)

  • http://4LadyDi.blogpsot.com/ Lady Di

    Looks like I need to go Pro as the free version was not effective for me.

  • droid1

    Widgets look great... oh except for that weird face on the top-left corner...

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      That's kind of how I felt. It's a great looking icon, and the widget is gorgeous, but the icon is just too prominent next to the flat icons and tweets.

      • http://4LadyDi.blogpsot.com/ Lady Di

        I thought the exact same thing droid1 and Cody Toombs. If they remove that, or make it much smaller it'll look 100% better. Maybe we should suggest that.

  • Tee

    Is there now a chance to see other people's retweets and favourings of your own tweets? If not, the native Twitter app still rules.

    • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

      The mentions column needs some work. I can't understand why you're alerted as to favourites and retweets but you can't see them anywhere.

  • DanSan

    does it still not work if you have lucky patcher installed?

    im about to buy the app but not if that still exists. im sorry, i dont care what the app can/is used for, not supporting something that tells me what apps i can and cannot have.

    • http://twitter.com/bedrnk benjamin

      Guess you'll be looking elsewhere for a Twitter app...

  • toshhibba

    go back to ver.1.6 since the 1.7 asked for a license check