INQ Mobile Preparing a Twitter Phone
INQ Mobile's chief executive confirmed to Reuters that the company is working to develop a new phone that targets users of the Twitter micro-blogging service. The phone would be pushed as a mass market device and will cost operators less than $140. Frank Meehan, chief executive of INQ, said that the phone would include an Internet-based Twitter client, but he didn't provide any more details about the phone. INQ already makes a handset known as the "Facebook phone" due to its integration with Facebook's services. The new Twitter phone should be available by the holiday shopping season, according to Meehan.
Twitter More Prominently Suggesting Who to Follow
Twitter has tweaked its Android and iOS mobile apps by adding "who to follow" suggestions directly to users' timelines. Twitter says it relies on a number of factors to determine the suggested accounts, including users' email and phone contacts, as well as what types of accounts they already follow.
Twitter to Post Larger Images In Timelines
Twitter today said it is improving the multimedia experience of Twitter.com by changing how it handles images. Moving forward, Twitter will now show full image previews, rather than crop them.
Twitter Adds Landscape Support to iPhone 6 Plus
Twitter updated its iOS application today and the chief new feature is landscape support for the iPhone 6 Plus. Owners of Apple's larger iPhone will now be able to use the app when holding their phone in either portrait or landscape orientation.
Twitter Wants You to Dress Up Images with Stickers
Twitter today said it is bringing stickers to its Android and iOS mobile apps. Twitter users can browse through Twitter's library of hundreds of accessory, emoji, and prop stickers to "make your photos more fun." Twitter says people can use multiple stickers on a single photo, as well as resize and rotate the stickers to better fit the image.