The iOS 4 update is wonderful. Multitasking support is rather paramount with a Twitter app as robust as this. But. When I re-open the app, I don't want to have to go to every single column I have set up. I've never wanted that. When reopening the app why does it not auto-refresh every column and then display a small badge count for that column? When opening a column, it would be good to scroll to first unread as to not lose people.
Along those same lines, why am I restricted to only loading 20 updates? Can we make this an option? "load the last ## updates"? Keep up the good work folks :)
Thw only reason why I don't use this app regulary is the absence of auto-refresh. I'm a journalist and I need an app that does not require me to touch it every time a new tweet arrives at my feed. I need something that I can turn on and know that all my columns are updating in real time and with the latest tweet always always on display. That simple feature will make this the best twitter app in the whole App Store.
Auto-reload at 15, 30, 60 sec
iOS app has need a realtime streaming every tweet or loading new tweet when set interval (same as a Web version).
An interval based auto-refresh column feature would be really useful if you're ie. Watching an sports event and just wanted to follow the searcch stream for teamor match hash tag.
Have new tweets pop up automatically without me having pull down to update constantly.
Either start pushing updates to streams from the server, or add an auto-refresh with a selectable interval to each of the streams that have been set up.
Forcing users to manually refresh their streams in order to use the application seems very counter productive.
Automatically update the feed when one opens the app from the iphone
Currently iOS streams refresh when the stream is pulled down, as many mobile users have data restrictions. However, we will look at implementing this in the future for users who are interested.
To increase number of updates loading at once, go to Settings> Preferences > Messages to load. You can currently set this up to 200.
This feature should be added as an option: iPads love WiFi, which negates the data restriction problem.
James Wilson commented
Definitely my most wanted feature. I have seen apps that allow you to enable auto refresh only when on wifi. Personally I'd use it on everything.
Yes, please!!! It's such a pain to individually update every column. Given the choice, I go back to native twitter app during busy times (at events for work). And half the time, updates for any given column don't work at all. ie, right now, all my columns are stuck on Oct 22nd...it's the 26th. If I didn't pay monthly, I maybe wouldn't care...but I do. Thanks much for your consideration.
I really want to see the options to auto-refresh based on time (user selectable - 1 min, 2 min, 5 min, etc.), I'd also really like to be able to manually refresh all streams with one button.
Chad Coburn commented
I've been wondering why they haven't done this before, actually.
It been nearly a year....Love Hootsuite but hate having to manually refresh. Is there any movement on an autofresh option?
Ryan Kelzenberg commented
This is a must have. I would like to use this app, but with out auto refresh I must use tweetdeck.
This is a must-have for an app like this. If bandwidth is the concern behind not implementing auto refresh, consider an additional option so that the user may choose whether to allow auto refresh always or only when a wi-fi connection exists. Perhaps provide the ability to set different auto refresh periods for wi-fi and 3G connections.
Charron Ford commented
Yes this app sorely needs auto refresh
I am onboard with Micky here. We need a way to specify an auto refresh on the iOS versions. Manually refreshing each column is painful.
I agree-much better to have auto updates andto be able to set update intervals. I get my updates from twitter and the go into hootsuite.
I would be happy with a manual refresh. If there is one I have not found it yet.
Brandon Laroussini commented
Please give us a refresh button, or some sort of auto-loading more when tweets are old and an update is stale.
Francisco M. commented
I would like this feature to be optional