Monday, April 8, 2013

Twitter's New Android Redesign is a Huge Improvement

Let's face it, even if you love the third-party apps that connect to Twitter, sooner or later they're all going to be gone. Twitter is making a big push to make it as difficult as possible to have a highly successful third party Twitter client.

They recently implemented a 100,000 token policy. Which means that every dev that has a third party app can only license that out to 100,000 people. With a ceiling like that devs are going to start shying away from creating new and innovating old apps eventually.

That being said, at least Twitter is making an effort to improve on their app. Earlier this week the completely overhauled Android app launched in the Play Store. It's definitely a lot cleaner and much faster than the old app. It allows swiping pages left and right (finally) it cleaned up a lot of the clutter and managed to make it look pretty sweet while they did it.

What do you think of the new Twitter Android app?

I Was Walking Through Brooklyn When Suddenly...Life Size Super Heroes and Marilyn Monroe

I was walking through the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn when I stumbled upon these. I don't know who set these things up outside their house but it's definitely a labor of love. If I can remember exactly where I saw it I'm going to try and make it back for Halloween and Christmas to see what, if anything do with this massive museum of characters.

*sorry for the crappy pics. My Note II likes to blur some of the images if you don't hold it completely still for five minutes after taking the picture.