Twidroid just announced that the Pro version of their Android client will be available later today. Their free client also received major revamp and has been updated to version 2.5.1. As with most major updates, we suggest doing an uninstall first and then a clean install of the latest version.
The Pro version offers the following enhancements over the free version:
- Multi-account support (merged and single view)
- Desktop widget
- Native bit.ly support
- Video posting
- List your followers and friends
- New black icon
- Integrated buzz viewer, courtesy of twittersphere
Twidroid Pro will sell for EUR 3.39 or about USD 4.89. This is about twice the price of other paid Twitter clients like I Tweet!, but we will wait till we get our hands on the app before passing judgment. As of this posting, the app is not on the Android Market but should be published soon.
It also appears that Twidroid has landed some deals with a carrier or handset maker. Their site is reporting that Twidroid will come preloaded on future Android devices. We will have to wait and see what partnerships get announced.
Let us know if you download and install the new Twidroid or Twidroid Pro. I currently use I Tweet! as my Twitter client, but I’m always looking for new software. I really like the idea of having a merged view for multiple accounts. This is a feature that I Tweet! does not currently support. The ability to apply themes is also a feature I’m looking forward too.
Update – Clark’s first impressions
I didn’t have a chance to fully explore all the features so please don’t take this as a final review, but I thought until we could get a full article up I’d post some screens and quick thoughts to tide you guys over.
Pros: The interface is looking really clean (tweets are the main focus, the UI and nav do a good job of not getting in the way). It has multi-account support (a must for today’s webmaster). It has a nice profile view (and lets you see your friends and followers). The devs seem like awesome guys (I really have no idea if thats true but while waiting for the app to release I checked out both of their sites and other endeavors and they seem like active dudes).
Cons: If you’ve already decided you don’t prefer Twidroid, this isn’t going to change your mind. The price ($4.84) is way too expensive. The widget doesn’t work. The notifications are wonky (I’ve tried to disable them a half dozen times now and it keeps going off, saying I’ve missed 20 DMs or 36 tweets at a time). The home display is weird (at the bottom of the tweet list, instead of an option to load more tweets, they display your DMs, even if they are months old). Below are some screens I capped to show you guys the new interface and features. After a first look, I think I’ll be sticking with I Tweet but I’ve still got some investigating to do.