Oct 10 AT 2:34 PM Anthony Domanico 19 Comments

Twitoc app gets an update, camera plug-in

You may remember back in May when we told you about Twitoc, a widget developed by Mobicartel that allows you to update your Twitter status using only your voice. There is no twitter feed to filter through, no having to tap the tweet button and then the voice search key; with Twitoc, just click the microphone on the widget and start talking.

Earlier this week, Twitoc was updated to version 2.0.1, adding support for plug-ins that expand what you can do with Twitoc. Alongside this update, Mobicartel has released its first plugin, the Twitoc camera plug-in. The camera plug-in allows users to quickly and easily update their Twitter status with a picture in just a few clicks. Simply hit the camera button on the widget, snap a photo, add an optional caption using your voice, and update your status. The whole process takes under 10 seconds from start to finish, and is a handy way to share photos with your Twitter friends.

Now, there is a catch. Having the ability to quickly take and upload photos to your Twitter timeline will cost you $0.99. Though not necessarily a dealbreaker, I think a lot of you are going to have a hard time shelling out $1 to save 5-10 seconds. For less than a cup of coffee, you can easily snap and caption photos in the blink of an eye for as long as you own an Android phone. I know there have been many times where I’ve wanted to snap a quick photo and upload it to my Twitter timeline without having to open up the Twitter application. Now, I can do that.

But I don’t want you to take my word for it; I want you to decide for yourself. Russell Holly from The Droid Guy posted a cool video demonstrating just what the Twitoc camera plug-in can do for you. Watch the video and judge for yourself.

Twitoc (free), and Twitoc Camera Plug-in ($0.99) are available for all Android 2.1+ devices in the market. Just search for “Twitoc” in the market, and both the main app and the plug-in should show up. Otherwise, hit the QR code above for the main app link.

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  • http://Website Ugh

    Everything this writer posts sounds like a poorly written press release. I don’t come here for infomercials, I come here for reviews. Please find someone who can write without fanboy bias and above the level of an excited ten-year-old. Ugh.

    • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

      Sorry you feel that way. I think you’re wrong of course, but everyone’s entitled to their opinions.

    • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

      Seriously though, what would you like to see different? I’m certainly open to suggestions. Want me to review more crappy apps so you can see a negative review stroll in from time to time?

  • http://Website Steve

    Androidcentral is a much better website, because they have about 7 new articles per day.

    With this website, they are ALWAYS posting articles after androidcentral does. Plus, they have many ads as articles.

    For example, the last article was tittled, “Android licenser looks to give your app sales a boost.”

    Can it get any more obvious that this website got paid for that article AND this one???

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      I wish we got paid for articles. Then we could have fewer ads.

  • http://Website Steve


    Android and me didn’t like the complaint I had about this website, so they removed my comment.

    Goodbye androidandme, hello androidcentral!!!

    • http://Website Steve

      Oops, my fault. I think there was a problem with my browser.

      However, I’m still going to stop using this website.

    • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

      Yeah, we don’t delete comments.

      Fortunately, you have choice in where you get your Android news. We would obviously love for you to choose us but as you pointed out in your first post you already are trolling for Android Central, so I’m sure there is no changing your mind.

      In all seriousness, we (nor any other Android blog site) do NOT get paid by companies to write articles, we do it out of our love for Android. If you (or any of our readers) think we’re not serving your needs in any way, feel free to contact us by clicking the “contact us” button at the top of our site.

  • http://Website Stupid Commenters

    GASP!!! How DARE they write an article about an app?!?!?! Heaven forbid an ANDROID blog writes about ANDROID apps and games! How atrocious! They should be writing about unicorns, rainbows and ice-cream. THAT is what Android blogs are about. They must be irrelevant to said name and appease to the pea brained crowd.

  • http://Website J.

    Had to go on a rating spree to counter the trolls who came out from under their bridge.

    Anthony,i think your reviews are pretty even handed and well written. Your style can seem a bit “rah rah” at times, but you certainly didn’t deserve that crap.

    • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

      Ratings don’t mean anything. I’m not worried about it.

      See, I can handle constructive criticism. I understand that when I get really excited about an app, I can sound like Billy Mays. I will try to tone that down a bit in future reviews.

      But Android Central fanboys (or staff) coming onto our site, trolling several posts, and trying to pull away readers/belittle our staff is definitely not cool. Some sites have class; others don’t. That’s a reality of the blog world.

      We will continue to stay classy, and continue to listen to user feedback (and not trolls). Thanks, J, for the constructive criticism.

  • http://Website damn

    If anything this will make me stay away from android crap-tral. I can’t believe a website would go to this length to defame a competitor. smh. This is retarded.

  • http://Website Steve

    I am not working for android central, I just dont like how this website is secretly getting paid from app developers for writing about their apps.

    Also, I created a new email address, and I didn’t use it for anything, expect for posting one comment on this website. This morning I had an email in my inbox about new phones.

    This website will sell your email address.

    There’s several other android blogs with more articles that don’t sell your email address. Think about it, why else would they need our email address?

    • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

      Steve (AKA Chad): Give it up. This is pathetic.

      The fact that you had to create a separate email account to flame this article and our website says a lot about you. I know the developers of Twitoc, and they will vouch that they did not pay me to write this review. I genuinely like their product, and do make good use of it.

      For the record, I (nor Taylor, nor Clark, nor Angie, nor Sean, nor Nick, nor anyone else who writes for Android and Me) have NEVER gotten paid by developers to write-up an application. End of story.

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      Also (I can’t even believe I’m taking the time to respond to you) we don’t sell your email addresses. We hate that just as much as everyone else does.

      If you really did get an email (which has never been reported by anyone else, ever), send me the details to clark at androidandme and I’ll investigate.

      • Dharmabhum

        I’ve been coming here since I picked up my G1 back at launch, and I’ve been a member here since July 2009. I may not post much but I have; I may not comment much but I have. I’ve never gotten a spam or scam email that I could or would trace back to Androidandme. Thank you though Chad for taking the time to create a new email address and try your hand at fear mongering on the internet.

        OT: I’d never use Twitoc but I guess I’m not a big Twitter user either.

        • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

          Thanks for the feedback, Dharmabhum. I try not to hide what I think about an application when I’m writing a review (hence the sometimes “rah rah” sounding reviews), but I also try to encourage users to think for themselves when it comes to making app decisions. No two people are going to feel the same way about applications.

          If you don’t use twitter, don’t download Twitoc. Facetoc might be a different story, but Twitoc is definitely not for you.

  • http://www.mobicartel.com Matthew Patience

    Thanks Anthony for the article about our App. Its a darn shame though that I came here to see what people were saying about our newest addition and am sad to see this flame war. Thanks for your support and hopefully you don’t get this kind of criticism all the time.

    (This comment was paid for by Mobicartel) ;-)


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