Streamified iOS version 1.6 now live in the App Store!
A few weeks ago, we let you know about some new technological advancements that our lead programmer, Zane Claes, has been working on. We’ve been really excited about our new API (click that above link to learn more) and think you’ll really enjoy the speed and performance boosts that it has let us include in the app.
Here’s another run-through of everything that’s new in the new app, too, below the cut — and in the meantime, you can download the app directly from iTunes here!
(And in case you were wondering, you can use version 1.6 to enter our photo contest for the change to win a $50 iTunes card!)
Like we mentioned a few weeks ago, one thing you’ll notice right away once you’ve installed the latest update is our new username system. You’ll be prompted to pick a username right away. Next, since the way that we authenticate each username is dependent on the streams associated with said username, you’ll be asked to sign in to at least one social network. (Later, if you reinstall Streamified on your device, another device, or, in the future, the browser extension, you’ll be able to use any of your social networks to authenticate logging in to Streamified with your chosen username).
Because your Streamified username is linked to your social networks, you’ll be able to now sync your streams, unread items, bookmarks, and preferences across multiple installations of Streamified! This means there’s less work to set up new installations, and everything syncs.
(By the way, just so we’re clear, the new API and our username system isn’t yet in the browser extension – but it will be soon. We’ll keep you posted here.)
Another really exciting change is better support for viewing your sub-streams and interactions. For example: if you want to view your Twitter mentions, you can now tap on the header, tap an arrow next to the Twitter account in question, and select your mentions from a drop-down menu. You’ll be able to do the same thing to view your Facebook notifications and Twitter Direct Messages (DMs)! And yes, if you open the compose window and type in the DM syntax (e.g., “d streamified great app!”) you can send DMs right from Streamified!
Lastly, we have better support for notifications. As Zane explained a few weeks ago,
“previously, you could only receive push notifications when a stream was updated. Now, we’ll let you subscribe specifically to “when I am mentioned on Twitter” or “when there is a new blog post from the Bad Astronomer.” Furthermore, you can also now receive the notifications via email. In your account settings, you’re able to configure an email address and choose when (or if) you wish to receive summaries. For example, I could choose to receive an email every day with all my @mentions and new blog posts. Again, this is completely optional.”
Our goal with this build was to make Streamified easier to use and have it be a tool that helps you better manage your social media life. We hope you enjoy the improvements we’ve put in and, as always, let us know if you have any ideas or issues at GetSatisfaction!
Justine Dolorfino is Streamified’s marketing coordinator. She can be reached at Justine@Streamified.com.