Carbon has been around for quite a while. It was first on WebOS back in the old days, then it finally made an appearance on Android earlier this year. It had quite a few bugs in it, which kept me from using it often. But that all ended today as version 1.2 hit the Play Store. This morning I woke up, checked my Twitter feed as normal and found that Carbon was announcing their newest version of their Twitter app. I checked the changelog and holy cow that's a lot of new features and bug fixes. It's much appreciated too.
Here's the full changelog from their Google+ post:
Additions, New Stuff, and Changes
- 4x1 Home Screen Widget for quick actions (The original)
- In-App Browser
- YouTube API and in-app YouTube video playback
- Vine videos Timeline Preview and playback
- People Search
- Tweet font size options
- Quote style options
- New Image Viewer screen
- Save Image option
- User Profiles now include users Favorites and Mentions
- All JPEG, PNG URLs are now previewed on Timelines
- Imagur Image previews added
- Image Upload option to Twitpic
- Notification frequency options of 5 up to 120 minutes.
- Option disable image/video previews on Timeline
- Timeline context options are now dismissible via back button
- Conversation View is now back and fixed
- Account profile avatars are now fixed
- Fixed Following/Followers lists' loading and retry
- Direct Messages screen hang bug fix
- Direct Messages cache sync
- Fixed Instagram image preview bug
- Add User to List bug fixed
- Compose screen character counter fixed to show the right count
- App freeze bug caused by Timeline caches fixed
- Fixed bug on home screen that did not update Account avatars
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm definitely happy to finally see an update for Carbon. I've been checking the Play Store so much for the update that I've memorized the last update's date. Which was Feburary 6th. So this update was a long time coming.
I've been using the new version all morning on both the Nexus 4 and Galaxy S4 Active and it is very good. The scrolling in Carbon has always been better than most other apps and that continues in this new version. Great job to Carbon's dev team.