Twitter Kills Its Tweetbot App as Tapbot takes Extreme Measures

Jan 25, 2023

Recently,  Twitter’s API changes killed Tweetbot, a third-party Twitter app. Tapbots will be releasing its next new product hoping to fill the void left by Tweetbot. An early access release Mastodon client app, Ivory will be made available in the app store. As of December, Mastodon has managed to grow to 2.5 million users across 8600 servers.

Tapbots is a software development company that was founded in 2008; based in San Francisco, California. This company creates mobile apps for iOS devices which are the iPhone and iPad. For years they've also been known for the Tweetbot, which is their popular Twitter client. Tapbots is also known for apps like Calcbot and Pastebot.

The term early access means that Tapbots will still be adding more features to the app at a later stage. The founder of Tapbots, Paul Haddad, mentioned that the app has just been recently approved.  Tapbots promises that Ivory will offer the same experience as Tweetbot the only difference is that Ivory will work on the Open Source platform Mastodon. 

Tapbot Releases Ivory a New Mastodon Client App

At launch, the Ivory app comes with a lot of features promising fast performance, an attractive user interface,  smooth scrolling, and sound design.  The app also supports multiple accounts and allows federated and local timelines,  post statistics,  trending posts,  notifications, and more. It also comes with some features that were not available on Twitter, such as the ability to add a comment warning to a post,  GIFs, and polls. 

The Ivory app comes with the most familiar features of social media apps. You'll find hashtag tracking, timeline filters, and mute filters with regex support allowing you to hide posts. This will appeal to users that want to mute or avoid certain posts. Ivory Also comes with a bunch of personalization features. 

Tapbot Releases Ivory a New Mastodon Client App

Tapbots has highlighted that Ivory will take advantage of the years of experience that it has from apps such as Tweetbot when building this app. The app will develop by adding more features in the future. 

With all that being said and considering my love for open-source projects,  Ivory is set out to be a great Mastodon app. Although it's still early to tell, I would say the features it came with upon its release make it worth the try. If you're still skeptical, go in there and check out the reviews on MacStories. 

Before you rush to download it, please note that you can demo it in read-only mode.  With the demo mode, you can boost,  post, and favorite other people's posts. To get full access to the app, it will cost $1.99 a month or $14.99 for a year, and this comes with a one-week trial separate from the demo. There's also a premium subscription for $24.99 for the year. the subscription also allows for iCloud family sharing, and setting it up means the entire family can access it too. 



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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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