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1. It ain't released until it's released. 
2. Why are folks all "Screw it, Falcon is here." Can there ever be too many good Twitter clients available? More is better.
2.5. Actually, think about that. With the impending Twitter token limits, it's sort of imperative that there be more options, right? Not exactly dire yet, but I wouldn't want to be stuck using the stock app because I was too late to get a Falcon or Plume token, ya know?
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And to expand, I'm not getting my hopes up again, but I really would love to see it released. And it's nice to see they're actually taking the time to reply on twitter now, vs their total lack of communication last go round. 
+Phil Nickinson carbon developer/s have done one great job trolling us android users, even if it was free I wouldn't touch it. The developer that does Falcon pro actually get the job done and listens. Even if they do release the app, why should I trust them to even update the app and keep improving it?
+Phil Nickinson you shouldn't be promoting some vague tweet they posted on twitter, leave your reporting for when they release the app, you're just given them publicity they do not deserve.
+Phil Nickinson  You make good points indeed. My biggest issues with Carbon are two-fold:

1. Whatever the reason for the delays and the eventual drop of the project the first time, the developer made himself appear very foolish by posting things on Twitter saying (paraphrasing here) "Carbon is done, we are just whipping up a features video for the Play Store. Should be uploaded tomorrow or the day after". Of course I can't reference that tweet, or any of the other misleading tweets since their account removed them. Yes I know I'm not owed an ETA, or anything really. But they painted themselves at best as incompetent developers, at worst as lying trolls. It would have been better had they stayed silent.

2. Creating as much hype as they did for the project, as well as what I see as basically leading people on to believe a release was always right around the corner, potentially hurt other app developers of third party Twitter applications who actually had apps available in the Play Store. As people waited and waited for this supposedly awesome and free Twitter app, more and more people likely decided against supporting other developers who have paid Twitter apps out. 

So yes, more choices are always a better thing. And I really do feel for the guy of having to deal with both the fact Google doesn't allow his country to monetize apps, and the Twitter API limits. But even if the app does come out, and it is free, do we really want to support such behavior? I know I'd rather throw a few bucks at developers who have shown they are good at communicating with their customer base, good at updating, and have solid apps already available. 
+Phil Nickinson I think I stand corrected. I was certain the developers came to you and AC to give an exclusive pre-release teaser (like google did with the Verge). I just did a search on AC and found nothing of the sorts. My thought was that they gave you this exclusive (taking your time) knowing they weren't going to launch. Hell, that was 80% of the reason I was upset with them.

And +Naval Gilles, there's something different this time. They seem to have some empathy for their initial launch debacle, and are doing a pretty damn good job replying to tweets. 

The app looks incredible , and I'm in the camp that there's always room for another Twitter app. Hopefully they come through with a launch this time.
+Shaun McLane Yeah. No real secret that I had an early Alpha build. And as you note, I never wrote about it. Hinted about how I thought it was really good? Sure. But that's not the same thing. 

I've got no dog in this hunt, other than I want to see good apps from good developers. And if a dev screws up on PR, I wanna see 'em do better the next time.

Lord knows I've put my foot in my mouth publicly once or twice. (Hell, I used to describe my job as "Screwing up in public while making a good newspaper on the side.") But I'm also not going to take any application as personally as folks seem to have taken this one. I hope it comes out. I hope people try it. If it's not for them, move on and find another.
The app isn't out yet. Come back to me when it is. +Carbon for Android is hardly worth talking about, writing about, blogging about, tweeting about, until I see it in the Play Store.
I have a feeling that if the app is solid, people will give it a shot. The new (native) Facebook app should be a solid example of that. 
Yeah. Never underestimate short attention spans. lol
"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me"

To be honest, I think he's trying to wait it out until Google allows paid apps from the UAE - and I think this is somewhat reasonable seeing how much work someone puts into a very good app.

Just all the hype and "release is around the corner" teasing really was annoying in the end, especially when I hear you folks and one or two others talk about the alpha, how great it is, etc. Isn't this the second or third time the dev continued to work on the app... again?

Nevertheless, if the app comes out - paid or not - I will try it because I really like Twitter (let's see how things will work out when they launch their new API in March) and the app looked solid from the screenshots. I have no hard feeling against the dev or the app and if it really should be the new Holy Grail of Twitter apps, people will use it.

I can remember when one of the newer Call of Duties (Modern Warfare 2) came out without dedicated servers and Steam users opened a boycott group. When it was released, it looked like this: ;)

"History repeats itself"
What is this the 2nd,3rd Android app called Carbon? Soon it'll be as popular a word as 'smurf'.
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