img_00112qTweeter, from Efiko Software, is an awesome new application, just released in Cydia. It allows you to update your status on Twitter and/or Facebook, from within any app, that displays your status bar.

Do a search in Cydia for qTweeter, and install. The app shows up on one of your home screens. Open it up, and set up your profiles for Twitter and/or Facebook. You can choose an update sound and a background for the application.

To use qTweeter, from within another app, simple tap the status bar and drag down. A text bubble and a keyboard will pop up on the screen. Type “what you are doing right now”, then tap “Update Status”. Once the data is sent, swipe your finger up to close, or you can turn on “Auto Hide”, and qTweeter will automatically go away, and alow you to continue doing what you were doing. This app also works great from within in iPod, Safari, and YouTube, so that you can immediately let peiple know what you’re doing, without exitting your current app, and opening another.

This is a brand new app, so you may find some glitches. So far, it has worked great for me. Test it out and let me know what you think.

img_00121 img_00013

Here’s the official instructions from Efiko:

Launching and Exiting
To launch, simply slide down you finger from the status bar. After you have finished your status update, slide your finger upward. There is an “Auto-hide” setting that if set to on, will automatically exit qTweeter when you are done with your status update.

Updating Twitter, Facebook or both
Use the two checkboxes to determine if you want to update both your Facebook and Twitter account or either. If you check both, then the text you type will appear in both your Facebook status and Twitter. Note that by checking both, the character limit is set to 140 since Twitter allows a maximum of 140 characters.

URL Shortening
URL Shortening reduces the length of a web address in your tweet so you have more characters left to type. To shorten a web address you have typed in your update, select the menu button in the upper right hand corner and then select Shorten URL.
Music, YouTube and Safari QuickTweets

Music Tweeting
If you are listening to music, you can tweet this by launching qTweeter, selecting the menu button and then selecting the “Music QuickTweet” button. Your tweet will be prefilled with the artist name and song title. It will also include a link that allows your followers or Facebook friends to purchase the song.

YouTube Tweeting
While you are watching a YouTube video, you can tweet this by launching qTweeter, selecting the menu button and then selecting the “YouTube QuickTweet” button. Your tweet will be prefilled with the video title and a link to the video for your followers or Facebook friends to view.

Safari Tweeting
If you are in Safari, you can tweet about the site you are reading by launching qTweeter, selecting the menu button and then select the “Safari QuickTweet” button. Your tweet will be prefilled with the page title and a link to the webpage for your followers or Facebook friends to view.

Important Note
The status bar must be present before you slide down qTweeter. So if you are watching a video or slide show, touch the screen once to bring up the status bar, then slide down qTweeter.
Launching your other favorite Twitter or Facebook app
If you double tap the “Twitter” text in the main U.I., it will launch your other favorite Twitter app. You can define this app in qTweeter’s settings under the Twitter section. This shortcut to your other Twitter app lets you continue your Twitter experience after you have updated your status with qTweeter. The same applies with the Facebook text.

Adding your own background
To use your own custom background, you need two images.
Backgroundname.png at 320 by 480 pixels and Backgroundname_landscape.png at 480 by 320 pixels. Place these two images in: /Library/MobileSubstrate/qStatus.bundle/backgrounds

Visit their website for more info. It is iPhone optimized! http://www.efksoft.com/products/qtweeterforiphone/

Advertisements