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Luke Klinker
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Big News and Updates for +Klinker Apps, Inc.

Let's start off this holiday weekend, for those of us in the US, in the right direction! How about some updates for your favorite apps?

I am happy to announce that, as of yesterday, I am officially the sole owner and developer of Klinker Apps! +Jacob Klinker and I have had an amazing run, but unfortunately he is getting ready to move away and the new job isn't something he can do along with this work, so you are all stuck with me now :)

Along with this BIG news, I have got some pretty sweet updates ready for everyone! Talon for Twitter, EvolveSMS, and Source News Reader are all getting sizable bumps this morning!

Go ahead and check the pictures on this post for the full change logs, but some highlights:

Talon:
- Pitch Black primary color option
- View media types (GIF/video) when looking at a users pictures on their profile
- UI improvements in app and for Android Nougat's multi-window
- Plus WAY more if you check out the changelog picture or the "What's New" section in settings
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.twitter_l


Source: Build for Android Nougat!
- Huge tablet UX overhaul
- Pitch black primary color option
- New article viewer
- Again, WAY more if you check out the changelog :)
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.source


EvolveSMS: Build for Android Nougat!
- Support for Android Marshmallow's internal "secure notifications" settings (Evolve had this before on its own, just supports it with Marshmallow's setting now too)
- New image viewer
- Transition animations
- And, for the last time, more if you check out the app!
- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klinker.android.evolve_sms


Enjoy 'all - I can say with confidence, the future is looking so good for Klinker Apps! Look for more updates to come and maybe even a few more apps if I get around to finishing up some of my ideas and in-progress work. Let me know what you think!
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+Nj Gatzi third party apps cannot do group direct messages.
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Giorgos P.

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Peek feature should be available for use everywhere in the app not just in the timeline. It's just so good :)
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Agreed!! I keep trying to use it when I'm in someone's profile. Lol
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With the last build i have sometime a strange behaviour when click to the back button from image viewer or internal browser or info accout window to go back to timeline. It doesn't renember the timeline position, instead go up to the first tweet in timeline.

I have the advanced setting option "go to first tweet on refresh" enabled, but with the previous releases i do not remember to have this issue.

Can you please check it? Thank you!

EDIT: I apologise, but i didn't remember have to set refresh timeline every 5 minutes!
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I have always problem opening links in internal browser or external. They start with this

http://redirect.viglink.com/?

But it fails to load the pages.

As always i make a comparison with others apps and they have no issues at all to showing the web pages.

Thank you!

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Just make a try with Twitter official app and it won't show also the links for those tweets. Sorry....
What's the problem? 
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Steve Fournier

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Is it possible to add pull while only on wifi? I believe pull is much easier on the battery than when it's on mobile. I don't know why that seems to be, but that's my findings. 
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I'm having a problem with Mute Expression. Every time I enter one my time line turns entirely blank. Is this a known issue? 
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Sure. Hope you can find out what's going on.

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Felipe Tiecher

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Would it be possible to remove the profile image inside a quoted tweet? Sometimes, when there is an image attached, the text gets kind of crushed.
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yeah i had assumed that was the case. thanks for the followup
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Gerardo Canul (Px)

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Could it be possible to add some kind of cloud sync or backup? Maybe using Dropbox or GDrive or something like that. I use Talon on two devices and it would be really great that I didn't have to add the muffles/mutes manually on both of them. And If I something happens to both of my devices I would know that at least my Talon preferences would be safely saved on the cloud. 
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Android will back them up for you on 6.0+, since more and more devices are starting to get there, I don't think i would add this for the "safety" aspect of it.

I will consider it for the future, for a device sync, however, you can transfer these manually with the settings backup option under "memory management".
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Been using the app for a few days now and loving it.

One minor issue... I can't seem to get rid of the notification number on the icon. As far as I can see, I've read everything. I've even refreshed several times and read everything again, and it's still there.

I'm probably missing something blindingly obvious, but any input would be appreciated.
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Sony's standard launcher for Marshmallow on Xperia Z5.
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Just wanna say I absolutely love the new icon. Thank you for the continued support on this awesome app. 
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Kapil Agrawal

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I really liked the circular icon +Jacob Klinker​. Anyway to bring it back? 
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No, it won't be coming back sorry. Most custom launchers can use custom icons though if you really needed it.
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About this community

This community is for discussing and beta testing Talon for Twitter. I do a pretty good job replying to everyone, if I don't reply, chances are someone had posted the same question within the last week. To join in on the beta testing fun, all you need to do is join this community, then click on the link below (which you may need to do from your computer) and opt into the beta. Then you can download any beta updates that I put up (just remember that there will not be betas available all the time, I do need to take breaks every once in a while). Beta link (Classic): http://goo.gl/UcLaSI Play Store Link (Classic): http://goo.gl/N8XcnZ Beta link (Plus): http://goo.gl/zOfDCg Play Store Link (Plus): http://goo.gl/NFvrYT Some community rules: 1) Everyone will be respectful and contribute towards bettering the app 2) Post in the correct section or I will remove the post 3) Stay on topic as best as possible 4) Search a little before requesting a feature that has been discussed or a bug that has been reported Hope you all enjoy what I’ve created here, I’m always open to suggestions as well (but that in no way means I will actually act on them unless I feel they will create a better experience for the majority of people). Enjoy! #keepsliding #talonfortwitter
 
Some tweet have the info twitter client text field truncated.

See pictures below

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Constantin A.

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I'm not sure if something like this exists or if anyone asked about this, but for me a timeline-tab containing all muted tweets might be useful.
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+Luke Klinker make a poll :p
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Maximus 10M

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Is it possible that you can see the tweets posted first when you open the profile. As it has the official?
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Yes. It's a shame that you can not.
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Image viewer open always the first picture of a series, also when you click to another picture. Tried with the new peek feature enabled and disabled, same result.
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yeah i know, thanks
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Adam Wright

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Just wondering if there's any chance of Talon supporting TwitLonger in the future?

If not, any chance of a feature where you could type in one long tweet and have it automatically broken down into multiple tweets, automatically prefixed/suffixed by [1/3] etc?
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+Dick Hoogendijk​ Sorry, just started using the app and have seen no reference to TwitLonger. I typed in a long tweet and saw the character counter go to minus numbers, and thus assumed it didn't support it.

Even so, I'd like to see a Twitter app utilise something like my second suggestion, since it would save anyone needing to use external sites/apps/services.
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Ron P

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Any chance of putting the option of placing pictures above the tweet back into this app? It's extremely difficult to read my timeline when I had my pictures above the tweets since I first purchased the app when it came out and now it's forced to be the other way around. To further make it difficult I also use your Source News Reader which places pictures above the story, like how I preferred, so now there is no consistency between how your two apps present information.
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It's also good to note that talon scrolls from the bottom up by default whereas source scrolls from the top down. So really, the consistency is there: in both cases the image is the first thing you see.
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I have a similar issue to Adam Wright, it looks like there's a "ghost" interaction that doesn't appear there but it is counted as not read. After a while it just disappear but then magically reappears. I have tried refreshing the activity list, enabling and disabling Talon Pull but it just keeps happening. 
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Luke Klinker
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Downloading Twitter Videos

As of late, many have complained that downloading Twitter videos no longer works within Talon. This is kind of a technical post about why, and it is probably going to be a bit confusing.

Note that you WILL be able to download Twitter videos again (that are not already loaded on the timeline), within Talon, when I release version 5.2.2, because I have changed the app to looking for the .mp4 video URL by default, with a fallback to .m3u8 (find out more about this in the next paragraph). However, after August 1st, 2016, they will begin to fail again automatically, because of changes on Twitter's side.

The issue is that, after August 1st, 2016, Twitter will no longer be using .mp4 videos, but converting to a new HLS, adaptive-streaming format, with a .m3u8 file extension. Talon will still play these videos fine within the app, however, I do not think these videos are going to be downloadable any longer, because Android (and most other operating systems) cannot play this .m3u8 format by default.

.m3u8 files are basically just a text file wrapper, they are super small (300-500 bytes), and when you open them with a text editor, they contain links to different video sizes. Since these files are just text wrappers with links to videos or another wrapper, it would be safe to assume, after so many levels of wrappers, you would reach a link to a real video file. Unfortunately, as of now, the "real video files" are .ts files, which also cannot be played by default on most operating systems, including Android.

So, Twitter will no longer be providing a video format that is playable by Android, or your desktop OS's, which is the root problem.

I do not know what will happen in the future, or if you will be able to download Twitter videos through Talon again, after August 1st. These changes will affect all third party Twitter apps.

It may be that I continue to let you download them in the .m3u8 format, but opening them from your file browser will just result in talon opening to play them. We will see how great a solution this ends up being


https://twittercommunity.com/t/retiring-mp4-video-output-support-on-august-1st-2016/66045
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Giorgos P.

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Great app. Fast and beautiful! I have two suggestions though.

1st picture. If we want to use the search feature while we're browsing a profile, we have to go back. It would be really convenient to have a search icon next to the menu button.

2nd picture. Instead of the copy link option i think it would be great to have the share option. This way it would be faster to send the profile link in our preferred app.

Thank you in advance.
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+Luke Klinker Thank you for your consideration.
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