qTweeter Gets New Name, Apple Approval But Loses Key Functionality

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qTweeter is one of the best reasons to jailbreak. Once installed via Cydia all you do is draw your finger down from the top of the screen and an input window appears and allows you to quickly update your Twitter or Facebook status. Now the app has been approved by Apple and released in the App Store for $.99. That’s the good news. The bad news?? The key drop down functionality that lets you launch the app from the status bar is missing.

The App Store version of the app is called qStatus and it has a look that will immediately be familiar to anyone who has used qTweeter.

When you first launch the app you are asked to put in your Twitter and Facebook credentials. This is a familiar process that is accomplished in seconds and, once done, returns you to the main screen.

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The app offers a simple interface but some key functionality.

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It includes TwitPic, TwitVid, Tweet Shrink and Tweet long support. You can listen to your own music while Tweeting.

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The app lets you customize the background and preview an image prior to uploading. Oh, and it even has a nice little update chirp that is supremely annoying after an update or two!


In all qStatus is a nice app. If you have never used qTweeter you’ll love it. If you have used qTweeter however your be ever aware that the awesome functionality to send a Tweet from any screen is missing. For $.99, however, it is not a bad deal. Get it HERE.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.