By Gordon Smith
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Got an iPad? Got a TV? Got Twitter? Then Tweex is for you!
Pull up your sofa and grab your iPad because Tweex is going to invite thousands of other twitter users right into your living room by providing you with the twitter stream of your favorite TV shows, sports or events. All you have to do is select the show or event you're watching and Tweex displays the twitter stream and relevant tags necessary for you to get your tweet on while you watch TV.
Here are just some of the sweet features of Tweex :
- WHAT'S HOT. It is cool feature that gives an up-to-the-second list of TV Shows, Conferences, Events, and News from around the Twitterverse, contributed by Tweex users. The list is sorted in order of popularity – the most popular shows, in your area, are displayed at the top of the list.
- All the important #tags and @users associated with a show are automatically presented and ready for you to use for tweeting or searching. #Tags and @user suggestions are gathered from thousands of Tweex users world-wide.
- SIMPLE TWEETING. All the #tags and @users associated with the show are shown when you’re composing a tweet. You just tap on a #tag or @user to add it to a tweet. No more fumbling with trying to type in the right #tag or @user. If you start typing a #tag or @user, suggestions will automatically update and be at your fingertips.
- TWEET FILTERING! You don’t have to see stupid tweets like “I love this show” and “Cool.” A sophisticated algorithm on our server does all the hard work for you to keep the trash tweets out of your twitter stream. Filtering can easily be turned on or off, or set to be ruthless when you'd rather be staring at the TV than at the iPad.
- PVR MODE! Set the Tweet Clock back and replay tweets in "real-time" along with your recorded TV show.
- SLIDESHOW! Just set your iPad down beside the TV and watch the tweets fly by without missing a thing on TV.
- CROWD SOURCING. The most popular shows, events and tags make their way up the suggested tags list based on popularity and speed of popularity. The more people that are watching a show or using a tag, the more popular it becomes. After all, everyone should get to sit at the popular table.
Whether you're a sports fan or just someone who loves TV, Tweex is the ultimate free twitter app for iPad!
What's New in Version 3.5
* Got more to say than fits in 140 characters? Then this update is for you! Tap Send anyway to get a menu of options:
* Abbrevi8 Tweet will shorten your tweet using popular abbreviations and contractions. You can review the shortened tweet before sending it, and if you don't like it you can use the Undo button on the numeric keypad.
* Send as n Tweets will split your diatribe up into multiple tweets, which will start with (1/n) and be strung together in a conversation thread (a la @CoachsCornerCBC or old-school @ThatKevinSmith).
* Send via Twitlonger will send your long tweet to Tweetlonger, and tweet a truncated version with a link to the entire tweet.
* In the User Profile view, you can see the user's Klout score.
* Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements.
We'd really really appreciate a review. (Really.)