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Twitterrific adds Apple Watch app & actionable notifications

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Twitterrific today has been updated with support for the Apple Watch. The update comes on the heels of Yelp also being updated with support for Apple’s latest product. The Twitterrific update bumps the app to version 5.11 and also includes actionable notifications. You can now reply to, favorite, and retweet tweets directly from the notification.

On the Apple Watch, Glance View with Twitterrific allows you to easily and quickly track tweet statistics, including retweets, favorites, and follower counts. To gain access to more Apple Watch features, you must buy the $1.99 in-app purchase for push notifications.

With the purchase of push notifications, you can receive Twitterrific notifications on your Apple Watch, including alerts for mentions, replies, direct messages, retweets, favorites, and new followers. You can also use Force Touch to compose a new tweet with Siri dictation on the Apple Watch, as well as reply to mentions and direct messages with dictation.

Twitterrific is available on the App Store now. The official Twitter for iOS app also has Apple Watch support, but most third-party clients do not, making Twitterrific unique at this point. You can view our full breakdown of the best Apple Watch apps here.

The full release notes for the update are available below:

Support for Apple Watch!

NOTE: Complete Apple Watch functionality requires purchase of Twitterrific’s in-app push notifications.

Glance View 
Track your Twitter statistics on the watch in real time, including:
• Retweet, Favorites & New Follower counts
• Current unread tweet count

Apple Watch Notifications available with purchase of push notifications:
Get notified when the following things happen on Twitter:
• Mentions, Replies, Direct Messages
• Retweets, Favorites & New Followers

Twitterrific Features on Apple Watch available with purchase of push notifications:
• View a list of recent activity for the active Twitter account
• Read replies, mentions & direct messages via Apple Watch
• View profile info for new followers with options to follow back or block
• Reply to mentions and direct messages using dictation
• Force touch to compose a new tweet using Siri dictation

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• RT & Fav counts now displayed on selected tweets. YAY!
• Interactive push notifications from the lock screen (swipe left for options):
– Fav a reply or mention directly from the lock screen
– Quickly reply to mentions & direct messages from the lock screen
– Follow back or block a new follower

IMPROVEMENTS
• Catch all emoji characters in regex muffle filters using the {emoji} keyword
• Performance enhancements when attaching photos to a tweet

BUG FIXES

• Fixed autocorrect replacing text when composing tweets with smart quotes
• Fixed problems causing dictation to end prematurely when composing replies
• Fixed a crash that could occur when attaching media to a tweet

 


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Apple Maps partner Yelp announces Apple Watch app with local listings and reviews

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Yelp today has joined the long list of companies that have debuted apps for Apple Watch. In a blog post this evening, the popular ratings and reviews app shared the first screenshots of its Apple Watch app. The Yelp app for Apple Watch provides the majority of the information you’re used to seeing in the company’s other iOS apps, just on your wrist.

On Apple Watch, Yelp shows nearby restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other businesses alongside their ratings, reviews, price ranges, and distances from your current location. The main interface of the app shows four options for restaurants, bars, coffee & tea, and hot & new locations. Tapping on one will bring you to another screen with nearby results that fit your selected criteria. Yelp is also a partner with Apple Maps, with its reviews integrated directly into iOS devices.

Earlier today, Yahoo unveiled updates for four of its apps that will add support Apple Watch. They include Yahoo Weather, Yahoo Sports Fantasy, Yahoo News Digest, and Yahoo News Hong Kong. 1Password and Workflow have also both recently unveiled Apple Watch support. Pandora also announced its plans for Apple Watch recently, as did a plethora of health-based apps. You can view our full breakdown of the best Apple Watch apps here.

An update is available today in the App Store for Yelp that adds Apple Watch support, ensuring that you’ll be able to take advantage of it on launch day.


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Apple Maps partner Yelp announces Apple Watch app with local listings and reviews

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Yelp today has joined the long list of companies that have debuted apps for Apple Watch. In a blog post this evening, the popular ratings and reviews app shared the first screenshots of its Apple Watch app. The Yelp app for Apple Watch provides the majority of the information you’re used to seeing in the company’s other iOS apps, just on your wrist.

On Apple Watch, Yelp shows nearby restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other businesses alongside their ratings, reviews, price ranges, and distances from your current location. The main interface of the app shows four options for restaurants, bars, coffee & tea, and hot & new locations. Tapping on one will bring you to another screen with nearby results that fit your selected criteria. Yelp is also a partner with Apple Maps, with its reviews integrated directly into iOS devices.

Earlier today, Yahoo unveiled updates for four of its apps that will add support Apple Watch. They include Yahoo Weather, Yahoo Sports Fantasy, Yahoo News Digest, and Yahoo News Hong Kong. 1Password and Workflow have also both recently unveiled Apple Watch support. Pandora also announced its plans for Apple Watch recently, as did a plethora of health-based apps. You can view our full breakdown of the best Apple Watch apps here.

An update is available today in the App Store for Yelp that adds Apple Watch support, ensuring that you’ll be able to take advantage of it on launch day.


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Astropad gains support for FiftyThree’s Pencil stylus with latest update

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Popular graphic design iPad app Astropad has today announced a new partnership with FiftyThree, the company behind the Paper app and accompanying Pencil stylus. Astropad has revealed that version 1.1 of its iPad app adds deep support for the Pencil stylus by FiftyThree. With support for Pencil, users will be able able to draw from their iPad directly into Photoshop and other apps on the Mac.

Astropad now supports the unique features of Pencil, including surface pressure and the eraser. Astropad is able to detect the amount of the Pencil tip that is touching the display and translate that into pressure. To use the eraser, simply flip over the Pencil and your design app will automatically switch to eraser mode.

In addition to support for Pencil, Astropad 1.1 also adds support for Adobe Ink. For those unfamiliar, Astropad allows users to draw directly from their iPad into Photoshop, SketchBook, Manga Studio, Corel Painter and other desktop apps.

Astropad (website) with support for FiftyThree’s Pencil is available on the App Store now. The Pencil itself starts at $50 on Amazon.


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Wikipedia for iOS updated w/ design tweaks, ability to share facts as images, more

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Wikipedia today has announced a major update to its app on iOS. The update adds a handful of new features to both the iPhone and iPad Wikipedia apps. First off, the update makes a few design tweaks to the appearance of articles. At the top of every article now is a large header image. Previously in Wikipedia on iOS, header images would appear smaller and below the first paragraph of text.

The biographical section of articles is hidden with the latest version of Wikipedia on iOS. To access it, simply click the new “quick facts” button to bring up information such as date of death, occupation, and years active. At the end of articles, sections such as filmographies and discographies are also now hidden behind the same “quick facts” button. At the bottom of all articles is now a section that encourages users to read more about the specific topic they are viewing. Finally, the image viewer has also been enhanced and now allows users to view all of the images in an article by swiping left and right.

Further, Wikipedia says that the search functionality has been improved to include a list of recent searches. The search bar itself has also been slightly redesigned.

Perhaps most notably, the latest version of Wikipedia for iOS adds the ability to share a piece of text from an article as an image via email, text, or social media. This feature is accessible by highlighting a portion of an article and then choosing the “share as image” option. There is also the ability to share that information in text-only format.

The update is available now on the App Store and Wikipedia says all of the these features should rollout to users by the end of the day.

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Workflow bringing over 200 automated actions to your Apple Watch

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Workflow for iOS was initially released back in December with a plethora of capabilities thanks to iOS 8. Now, the app has been updated to version 1.2 with support for Apple Watch. Workflow, similar to Automator on OS X, allows users to create more than 200 automated actions with a mix and match interface on the iPad and iPhone. With Apple Watch, users will be able to view and download workflows designed for Apple Watch instantly from their wrist.

From Apple Watch, workflows can send e-mails, read articles, request an Uber, record audio, create reminders, get directions home, tweet a photo, and a lot more. To access the Workflow Gallery for actions designed for Apple Watch, users can simply swipe to the left. From there, they can download those specialized workflows instantly.

It’s also important to note that any workflows you’ve created on your iPhone will automatically appear on your Apple Watch. Any workflow created on the iPhone and iPad is entirely compatible with Apple Watch, as well, with the only exception being when the action requires the opening of other apps. Workflow 1.2 also allows you to use Handoff to transfer information from your Watch to your iPhone. Those that can’t be run on Apple Watch can seamlessly be continued on your iPhone.

To celebrate the release of Workflow 1.2 with support for Apple Watch, the app is 40% off its normal list price of $4.99 in the App Store. You can download it now and be prepared for when your Apple Watch arrives.


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