Ahead of Twitter’s new third-party application API rules that take effect on March 5th, Tapbots has updated its popular string of Tweetbot for iOS and Mac applications to comply with the new rules. Many of the changes have taken place on the backend, but users will notice subtle user-interface tweaks. app_icon@2xThese changes are mostly prominent on the iOS application updates. The Mac update also adds native Vine preview integration and much improved notifications options. Notably, users must install the new updates prior to March 5; the previous versions will stop working on that date.

Release notes below:

Tweetbot for iPad:

- Updated to use Twitter’s 1.1 API
- Updated to meet Twitter’s new UI requirements

Tweetbot for iPhone/iPod touch:

- Updated to use Twitter’s 1.1 API
- Updated to meet Twitter’s new UI requirements

Tweetbot for Mac:

- New options for menubar icon and dock badge. See Notifications in Preferences.
- Enable/disable notifications when a specific user tweets. Control-click on a user you are following and choose ‘Enable/Disable Notifications’ from the context menu.
- Thumbnail support for Vine and Flickr.
- Ability to reorder accounts in account preferences.
- Support for adding .mp4 video to tweets.
- Fixed issue with uploading animated gifs.
- Can now drag .mp4 or images into app icon to create a new tweet.
- Can now open profiles or tweets on twitter.com.
- Clicking on the date label in the status detail will open in your browser.
- If the username/hashtag completion popover appears and you press up arrow when there’s no selection or the top item selected, the popover now goes away. Same when at the bottom.
- Fixed the issue where ‘goto user’ would fail if there was a space before or after the username.
- Fixed the issue where a twitter search url didn’t work as expected in some cases.
- Fixed the issue where if someone faved your tweet it looked like you faved it.
- ‘View in Favstar’ now respects open links in background preference
- Fixed the issue where when creating new tweet, typing something, hitting escape and then clicking somewhere would dismiss the tweet.
- Fixed the issue with changing muted keyword durations.
- Updated to use Twitter’s 1.1 API.
- Updated to meet some of Twitter’s new UI requirements.