Twitterrific for the iPhone and iPad was updated to version 5.2 today, adding support for native push notifications for mentions, direct messages, favorites, retweets, and new followers.

Previously, Twitterrific did not include native push notifications, instead using third party notification app Boxcar. Not all users will receive immediate access to Twitterrific's push notifications as the service is being rolled out to groups of 1,000 over the next few weeks.

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In addition to push notifications, the update also adds several improvements to the app, along with a slew of bug fixes.

New Features
-Push notifications (enable in settings)
-User banners now display on profile pages
-Discussions can now be shared via email or Storify

Improvements
-Added Droplr thumbnails to the timeline
-Text size of muffled items scales according to theme settings
-The timeline can now display up to 600 tweets (was 400)
-Additional actions, like muffling, are available when avatars are hidden
-New compose shortcut: type “@” after username to prevent autocomplete
-Load more button now animates while loading new tweets in the timeline
-Improved behavior when restoring selected timeline with multiple accounts
-Improved formatting when emailing a tweet or group of tweets
-Improved performance when rotating display on iPhone/iPod
-Improved display performance when muffling many items
-Multiple in-app notifications no longer overlap
-Various changes to make VoiceOver less verbose
-Various other UI tweaks

Bug Fixes
-Mobilizer view can now display before page finishes loading
-Fixed problems where some web pages would display “Loading…” indefinitely
-Timeline syncing no longer causes the timeline to jump around while scrolling
-Fixed issues that caused the timeline to automatically scroll to the top
-Avatar button no longer flashes when dismissing a photo or modal view
-Fixed crashes that occurred when muffling a tweet that was already muffled
-Text entered on the compose screen no longer overlaps the reply reference text
-Fixed a crash that could occur when reaching the end of the timeline
-Replying to a retweet now puts usernames in the proper order
-Removed Img.ur thumbnails because they don’t always match the linked image
-Various other crash fixes

Twitterrific can be downloaded from the App Store for $2.99. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

MacMan86 Avatar
146 months ago
Because you need to be VP at MS, Amazon, Apple...to be able to comment.
No, you just have to engage your brain and consider a small company releasing an update to an app that is already in the hands of 100,000's+ and the amount of work it takes to put together an infrastructure that can handle that kind of load.

This has nothing to do with Apple. I am not familiar with Tweetbot's complete development cycle. I know it was in a testing phase for months and available to limited number of people, but once it hit App Store and started charging wasn't it feature complete?

Don't get me wrong. I could not care less. I use Twitterrific rarely. I am not a Twitter nut so it does not bother me whatever they do with it. If they wanted to properly beta test they could have opt-in/out feature and have bug report feature. This whole first-come first-serve is utter nonsense, especially on a product released to public. I agree with you that the larger user base tests it the better. It will be in the end. I just dislike the way it is done. In the end, it doesn't matter what I think as it does not make any difference.
It has nothing to do with beta testing and feedback! It's about pure and simple server load. Trying to optimise SQL queries, tweak config settings and generally add capacity is very very difficult when you're being flooded with traffic.

And you're wrong about Tweetbot:

http://tapbots.com/blog/tweetbot/push-notifications-push-notifications-push-notifications (http://tapbots.com/blog/tweetbot/push-notifications-push-notifications-push-notifications)
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/07/15/latest-tweetbot-update-brings-experimental-push-notifications-but-not-for-everyone/ (http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/07/15/latest-tweetbot-update-brings-experimental-push-notifications-but-not-for-everyone/)
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TheGenerous Avatar
146 months ago
I hope seeing the same effort put in for the Mac version
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