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Shoutitout launches Mac app, plans to launch Windows as well

Shoutitout has just announced via blogpost, Shout by @admin and Shout by their new account @siodesktop that they have official launched a Mac app. They also say in the blog post that they have plans to launch other desktop applications as well in the future but don’t have an estimated time yet.

The site has launched a full landing page for the app at http://mac.myshoutitout.info, we don’t now at this time where the Windows app would be located but they probably do.

The app is built around HTML5 and a browser implant, it also has multitasking windows and allows you to add your Twitter, Facebook and Myspace profiles.

The app has almost everything the site does except the fact that it doesn’t have the ability to post a video, or attach a link which is why it gives you access to sio.me.

The app has gotten positive feedback but remember it just launched so the bugs haven’t been found yet.

This comes at a good time for Shoutitout. Twitter has been busy all week and Google+ got a 3rd party Mac app this week as well so it is a great way to say “Hey, we’re still here.”

 

 

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Google+ gets a 3rd party Mac app

Sully Taylor, Creative Director for Teens in Tech, has built a 3rd party Mac app for Google+ and it just went live.

The app is pretty simple and has every feature and is basically the actual web browser ported onto your computer.

This is interesting because Taylor says next week he has big plans for the app but wanted to go ahead and get something out there. We aren’t exactly sure what these “big plans” are yet but we are investigating.

The new app requires Mac OS X and Google Chrome but some users are reporting issues downloading it with Lion, I am using Lion and not having issues however.

Taylor is a member of the Google+ development program, basically a currently privet API, which he will use to make major changes to the Mac app.

The one noticeable problem so far as that there really isn’t a way back if you click a link that makes you leave Google+ , but every app has its issues.

The app also has push notifications to remind you to check Google+ as much as possible if you are an addict like some (me *Cough*).

Here is a preview of the main page of the app:

Twitter launches HTML5 iPad version

Twitter has just announced that it is going to start rolling out its new HTML5 improved iPad version of Twitter.com to its users and that all iPad users should have it by the end of the week.

The app is full of HTML5 and an improvement of the one paneled page that is currently the Twitter mobile site. No surprise that it is similar to the HTML5 apps for Android and iPhone.

According to mobile development Manuel Deschamps tells us that an HTML5 version of the iPad will come out to the public soon.

A quote from Twitter’s Carolyn Penner:

The HTML5 app provides a great option for people who prefer to use the browser over native apps. Its two-column view is consistent with the Twitter experience you’re used to (on Twitter.com), and it takes advantage of touch gestures and other device capabilities.

Screenshot of the new app:

Google Plus launches iPhone app

Google+ has launched a native iPhone app officially, finally. This is Google’s description of the app:

Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in.

The app basically holds everything the site has to offer, its just not quite as nice of a UI. Here are screenshots:

What Twitter iOS 5 integration will look like

Up on Apple’s website are the first screenshots of the Twitter integration into Apple OS that was told you was coming. Fun fact: @GilbertsoLANO the account used in the screenshot, its also the account used in testing Twitter photo’s even though the twimg.com/status_photos/ twimg test link has now been changed to pic.twitter.com.

Coming out in the fall Twitter for iOS 5 will use Twitter Auth to allow you to tweet from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The Twitter integration will also play well with your iPhone contacts to fill in your friends name when your direct messaging or @replying them. It will also use your phones GPS to apply location to tweets.

This is what the new Twitter iOS 5 looks like on the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone on the new upcoming Twitter app.

The picture below is an example of how the tweeting process will look via the iPhone camera. This will be included as an option on the share button on the left. This can be linked to Apple’s low wifi photo sharing.

This is what it looks like when you share a tweet with the other 3 apps with Twitter integration Youtube, Safari, and Maps. This integration will apparently use Twitter’s new photo feature along with the iPhone’s new notification system but we are hearing that its up to the individual app to designate how their notification banners will appear.

Shoutitout starts redirecting iPhone users to new mobile site

Moments ago Shoutitout started redirecting i ts iPhone users to its brand new HTML5 mobile site that we have been waiting to get a good look at. The site has an events page, view your profile page, and it even allows you to check-in. The site also has some features the old mobile site did not, like forwarding to Twitter and Facebook and login via them as well. Plus you can join from this mobile site as if you are using the web to join. The @shoutitoutmobile account Shouted moments ago that this was coming and we immanently checked it out. Something else that has been upgraded is the way photos are shown, this has become big on Shoutitout as there are a little more than 800,000 photos on Shoutitout and this feature has erupted since the death of Osama Ben Ladin. The new mobile site is also loaded with features like refresh button that the app has had for a while but the mobile site has not. You can still use the old mobile site if you wish according to Shoutitout, and it will not work at the moment for all iPhone and iPods but should within the next few days. Shoutitout has made the news today as well, it looked like today would be all Twitter. Guess we were wrong.

Echofon launches new app called “Photofon”

UberMedia and Echofon have launched a new iPhone app called Photofon. Its under the product of Echofon which is owned by UberMedia who bought it. The idea is it makes it easier to go threw the photos in your Twitter timeline. It removes all the “boring stuff” also known as just regular tweets. The app is only built for viewing photos not post them and it is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad but requires iOS 4 or later. You can download it here.

Twitter rolls out updated mobile site

Twitter has just rolled out a new mobile interface with HTML 5 and major updates. From Twitters blog:

The app is fast – you can quickly scroll through your timeline, move between tabs and compose Tweets. It’s rich – it takes advantage of capabilities that high-end device browsers offer, such as touch gestures and a large screen. And it’s simple – it’s easy-to-use and has the features you’d expect from a Twitter application, including your timeline, @mentions, messages that you can read in conversation view, search, trending topics, lists, and more.

The web app is far better and is basically the iPhone app turned around. The ironic thing? Shoutitout has a new HTML 5 high tech mobile app in beta testing at the moment.

Tweetdeck revamps iPhone app

Tweetdeck has just launched a revamped Version 2.0 of its iPhone app. It has all the old features and some very nice brand new ones. It has taken “months of feverish work” to complete the app. This app isn’t just an major update however, it is a complete new app… the other apps have been removed from the app store but you need to go to the app store and search Tweetdeck to get this new app. Or just go here. A revamped iPad app is on its way as Tweetdeck spreads it new app but should take a few weeks to finish developing. The app allows extremely high tech column blending like mixing your Facebook news feed with your Foursquare check-ins and a Twitter list. It also has full support for Deck.ly which has been on Chrome, Android, and Desktop for a while now. Deck.ly is a branded unlimited length tweet services (like Twitlonger) but this is something interesting because we are told that Deck.ly is the kind of service Twitter hates the most and would do away with if it bought Tweetdeck. This video shows the new app:

Yammer now works on iPad

Yammer has had an native iPad app for a while now, but it never worked, period… we aren’t talking it was buggy… you would start it up then it would crash. For those who aren’t familiar Yammer is a site were you create privet data sharing blogs to communicate at work. Yammer iOS 4 app came out a few weeks ago and worked fine on the iPod touch/iPhone and should have worked on the iPad, but thats to simple so it didn’t, but today it became binary and worked on both. It works in both screen views and borrows from the excellent Twitter for iPad app that has the 3 column view. The push notifications which are always annoying have said to be improved but i’m not to sure about that one. The app remains free and you can get it here if you don’t have it already, if you do you can go ahead and just update your iPhone version and it will work on the iPad to. The new app also means they can compete with with Saleforces chatter app which has been ganging ground on them recently with the Will.i.am advertisements. Now all Yammer needs is an Air app, perhaps they’ll buy Gabble, that would be a story.

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