FlipToast Twitter app released for Windows 8

Windows 8 Developer Preview users were able to access their Twitter accounts on an app named Tweet@rama, created by a team from Microsoft. However, so such Twitter app was released for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. That finally changed this week with the release of the third party app called FlipToast.

The app, created by W3i Holdings, allows Windows 8 users to update both their Twitter and Facebook accounts directly from FlipToast, along with viewing, "liking" and commenting on messages from their friends. FlipToast also has what it calls a social graph which allows users to find topics on Twitter and Facebook that might be of interest.

So far neither Twitter nor Facebook have announced any plans to offer up native Windows 8 Metro apps for their online services, although we would definitely be surprised if such plans were not in the works at both companies.

Microsoft released a number of new and updated apps for Windows 8, via the Windows Store, this weekend, including a Metro preview version of the Xbox 360 game Hydro Thunder Hurricane. There's also an updated version of the official WordPress app that finally allows users to update their blog rather than just view them.

Image via W3i Holdings

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Heads up, it's terrible.
Loads slow, freezes often, adds 'via @Fliptoast' to every tweet, doesn't have auto re-fresh, won't let you reply to DMs/Mentions directly and more. Stay with desktop/tweetdeck/Metrotwit.

I have 2 30" monitors... problem is... take a look at the screenshot, there's SO MUCH wasted space
Why can't I see more tweets at once? I'm not against scrolling, but come on... if I can avoid it, I certainly won't cry.

I can see more tweets at once on my ridiculously small iPhone 4S screen, in Tweetbot.

So far, I see a lot of usabilty issues in a lot of Metro applications, a lot of wasted space, a lot of useless scrolling.

So Windows 8 has become one big Internet browser.

I know the existing Windows is under the hood, although crippled IMHO. every application for metro is basically a website, with some extra hooks.

stevember said,
So Windows 8 has become one big Internet browser.

I know the existing Windows is under the hood, although crippled IMHO. every application for metro is basically a website, with some extra hooks.

Exactly! What my tabs on Firefox can do is what separate metro apps would do! I guess the only purpose metro would serve on Desktop is their ability of Live tiles at startup , saving time to load those individual tabs and checking what's new. But let's see ...

stevember said,
So Windows 8 has become one big Internet browser.

I know the existing Windows is under the hood, although crippled IMHO. every application for metro is basically a website, with some extra hooks.

My Metro applications aren't websites? Given that mine are also written in C# & XAML they're quite far from it. Keep in mind, what you see now in the Consumer Preview isn't fully representative of what final Metro apps are going to be like. Developers can implement as many useful features and design choices as they wish.

stevember said,
So Windows 8 has become one big Internet browser.

I know the existing Windows is under the hood, although crippled IMHO. every application for metro is basically a website, with some extra hooks.


Congrats. You've figured it out. Apps are Web 3.0. The internet is a content engine used as the same back-end for applications and websites alike. Huzzah, you've uncovered the great non-secret. Woo.