Twinkle: Currently the best Twitter App

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We reported earlier that Twitterific, from Ikon Labs was a solid choice for a Twitter client. (if you don't know what Twitter is, please see the Twitterific post). However, Twinkle from Tapulous easily outdoes it from both a UI and features perspective.

Twinkle's key differentiator is that it is location aware. By tapping into the iPhone GPS, it adds your current location to all of your tweets. But that's just not all. A "nearby" tab shows you all the twinkles near by. So for example, as I twittered that I was trying twinkle out, a fellow named Gary in Long Beach saw me and responded. A was able to immediatly follow him directly from the iphone -- something not available in Twitterific.

In future releases, Tapulous should allow twitter friends (but probably not everybody) to drill down and see the location with more granularity. I really love this app.

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  • Lysette009

    i am so addicted to this it is not even funny

  • John V Keogh

    Even, Lysette?

    I don't know, I prefer Twitterrific which can show slightly more tweets on the screen. The Twinkle GUI is not great: took me ages to find the Twitter set-up screen. Also I can't change the screen to a black background as you show above: I have annoying yellow speech bubbles with big gaps between them.

  • Fred Krueger

    I tend to agree now, having used them both. Twinkle was a nice novelty, but Twiterific is the better long term solution. Probably we should adjust the scores..

  • nicole

    This is cool, but the Pysclops application is way cooler. Just go to and you will be able to try this new application that you can download onto your iphone. It is fun and cool and everyone should try it...

  • Lucas

    Location Awareness - Who the hell wants to be identifiable by their location? Sorry, but privacy is not something you want to jeopardize by using apps like this one. Everyone should also turn off Location Services on their iPhones, because it is only used by marketers, data builders / sniffers, and well - uncle Sam too.