Other than the launch of the new Instagram clone “Facebook Camera” app, the biggest update today goes to the popular Tweetbot Twitter client for iPhone that is now at version 2.4. Included in the massive update is a new search view, as well as access to Trends, Top Tweets, and People that are now together in a single browse section. Nearby tweets were added with an option to change the location, and a ton of improvements to search, including location-based keywords and the ability to change trends’ location from within search view. And, that is only some of the features and fixes included Tweetbot 2.4.
Below is a complete list of features included in the update, with other notable apps and updates to hit the App Store today including the Infinity Blade II: Vault of Tears content pack.
- Double-tap search tab to open search with keyboard
- Keyword mute filters (with regex option and ability to mute mentions as well)
- Offline Favorite and Read Later support (for you subway passengers)
- Basic smart quote support when composing (ex: quotes become smart quotes, … becomes an ellipsis, and — becomes an em dash)
- When viewing an image full screen on the iPad you can hold down on it for options
- List views now show one line of a list or profile description on the iPad
- Top tweets show up in search results (marked by silver star violator)
- Dismiss web and map views on the iPad with a 2-finger swipe down gesture.
- Can now swipe to the right on profile views to go back one level
- Improved find location speed and accuracy
- Sending to pinboard now marks items as unread
- Muting a client automatically mutes mentions from that client as well
- Fixed iPad bug where you couldn’t take profile photos with the camera
- Fixed missing tweet sound when publishing a tweet.
- Various other bug fixes
Infinity Blade II: In addition to being on-sale for a limited time at $2.99, Chair Entertainment updated its Unreal Engine-powered Infinity Blade II with a content pack titled “Vault of Tears”. Included in the update are new areas and enemies, a new Treasure Map feature, over 50 new items, and more achievements and enhancements.
Cut the Rope: Experiments: ZeptoLab’s free Cut the Rope experiments apps was just updated with localizations for a number of languages, and 25 new levels now feature a new gameplay element known as the “mechanic arms.” The update also includes new achievements and leaderboards. The HD iPad version received the same update and support for the new iPad’s Retina display.
Bump: Content sharing app Bump updated today to version 3.3 to include a new feature that lets you bump photos to any computer to save or link on the web. Photos can be accessed at http://bu.mp, and then shared by lightly tapping “your spacebar with your phone.”
Fruit Ninja: To celebrate the second anniversary of the popular hack and slash title from Halfbrick Studios, the developer updated the app with new features including Starfruit, Gutsu’s Cart, bomb deflects, and more.
SketchBook Ink: Demoed on stage at the third-generation iPad unveiling, Autodesk’s new pen & ink version of its popular SketchBook Pro drawing app has finally landed in the app store for a special introductory price of $1.99.
NYTimes for iPad: The New York Times iPad app was updated today with the ability to “add your favorite blogs to your list of sections”, a new zoom feature for article images, and the ability to download all New York Times sections through Newsstand’s overnight update over Wi-Fi. The update also includes improvements to live coverage features, and several bug fixes.
Aperture 3.2.4: Apple released Aperture 3.2.4 today that improves stability on Snow Leopard and includes minor bug fixes for “an issue that could prevent the Viewer from updating correctly after editing a photo using an external editor.”
- Tweetbot updated to version 2.3, adding new Gestures and Storify integration (9to5mac.com)
- Apple highlights Retina-ready apps for new iPad (9to5mac.com)