Twidroyd Now Ad Free And Available In The Android Market

The nice folks at Twidroyd have now made their Twitter app ad free. They state their desire to change their business model to provide users with a rich Twitter experience and that this is primarily in response to user requests. This action combined with their recent addition of Twidroyd Factory and other new features, gives Twidroyd a shot at claiming to be the best Twitter app for Android. Twidroyd says it best with, "You Commented. We Listened, And Responded." [Via Twidroyd on Twitter]

New “Mute A Twitter User” Feature On Twidroyd Excellent

Twitter, I owe you a collective apology before I begin this post. I'm sorry. I love the new "mute a Twitter user" feature on Twidroyd. Please, I want to follow each other, but just not during your Twitter-tantrums. Jokes aside, it's a great feature for those Twitter users who follow a considerable number of people. I had a chance to finally use it while building and installing themes with Twidroyd Factory last night. There are some people that I follow on Twitter that although they have a great message and I don't want to unfollow or block them, their message is just not always of interest for a myriad of reasons. This feature addresses this nicely. "Mute a Twitter user" is very intuitive and easy to use. You manage who is muted and duration from users profile pages. Just hit "Mute User" from the menu button and you are prompted with your options. There is even an option to notify the user that you are muting their Tweets, although that could prove, shall we say, interesting on the virtual playground. (Why do I feel like we are in store for "muted" or "unmuted" battles?) Twidroyd does warn that you are only hiding users Tweets on Twidroyd and that Tweets will still be visible on That simple to use! I am afraid to ask you to sound off below. Twitter, we can still be friends, right? [via Twidroyd]

Twidroyd Factory Equals Twitter Goodness for Android

Twidroyd has long been considered one of the leading Twitter apps for Android. They continue to push innovation of the Twitter experience on mobile platforms. Yesterday they announced via Twitter, Twidroyd Factory, a website users can utilize to develop their own themes for Twydroyd. While I can’t currently find any new features that cannot be adjusted from your mobile phone, in what Twydroyd calls a “preview version”, one of the key features is that users can now share themes. On the main site, you can browse themes that others have created and even better, they can be emailed and downloaded. This equals a total win for the end-user and Android. The hope is that Twidroyd continues to add features to expand the customization of the interface. I have to say, the functionality of  Twidroyd Factory is solid for merely being a "preview release". Exciting things should develop from this customization tool, which gives the end-user total involvement in the appearance of their 3rd party application and ability to share with others.  The laundry list of recent features, including the equally brilliant "mute a Twitter user", makes it appear as though Twidroyd will keep bringing goodness to the Android table. The vain side of me has to admit, there's something cool about typing in the words "John's Theme". [Via Twidroyd on Twitter]

Twidroid Bought by TweetUp, Becomes Twidroyd

Twidroid will now be known as Twidroyd. Why? Because TweetUp Incorporated just bought them. And, if that's not enough, they're actually trying to shy away from any licensing issues that may come up from Lucas Films, considering that whole "droid" part in there. The company said that Twidroyd will become standard on millions of upcoming Android phones from five different manufacturers.