An hour ago, a new app called Photofon is released, from the name we can conclude many, specially photos, but before anything, it comes by Echofon (makers of a popular Twitter client for Mac and iOS devices).
The new app:
First: strips away all content from your Twitter timeline to display photos shared by people you follow
Second is the amazing: because you follow hundreds of users, many photos are skipped because either you donâ€™t care about what people are doing or you just following someone for his news he posts, and you donâ€™t want to see his photos (For me and because I work almost alone at redsn0w.us), sometimes people I follow share photos I really donâ€™t care about or donâ€™t add anything to the experience of being on Twitter to discover interesting new content, and not kittens. But other times, these people share some beautiful iPhone photography that I donâ€™t want to miss, Photofon is a Twitter client built around photos. Whether theyâ€™re shared on Instagram, img.ly, the omnipresent Twitpic, Flickr or yfrog (I havenâ€™t been able to test other services), these photos will show up against a minimal dark background that doesnâ€™t distract, and makes colors truly shine on the iPhone 4â€²s Retina Display.
The original tweet is displayed alongside buttons to fave and retweet, so you wonâ€™t forget about sharing or saving that photo you really loved. Pinch and zoom gestures allow you to see a photo in greater detail, and pull-to-refresh at the top does just what you expect. Iâ€™ve noticed the app loaded around 30 photos from my timeline, and Iâ€™d definitely like to see a button to load more, because if Iâ€™m going to fire up a client only to see photos, I want to see them all.
What are More:
- Automatically keeps unread tweets in sync between your computer, your iPhone and your iPad.
- Make viewing and sharing photos, videos, locations, and links and more super simple!
- Can notify you of mentions and messages. Duplicate alerts are avoided and you can set a sleep period.
Photofon is free and available for:
- iPhone: Download from .
- Mac: Download from .
- Firefox: Download from here.
- Windows: Comming soon
Itâ€™s not universal, but itâ€™s a neat way to check out Twitterâ€™s photography on your iPhone without getting lost amidst news and trends.