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Tweed 1.5: Bug Fixes and Video Beta

Version 1.5 has been submitted and should be in the App Catalog soon.


  • Load More showing gaps in home timeline ( see below)
  • Links causing app to freeze
  • Notifications not clearing on loading the timeline
  • Wrong (and really big) notification counts in dashboard

Forward Gesture/Compose is still broken — seems to be problem in webOS 1.4 update. (This seems broken in web browser application as well)

Features and Changes

  • basic/beta TwitVid integration for uploading video

Load More

Before 1.3, some users had gaps in their home timelines when clicking “Load More”. We tried to fix this in 1.3 and probably made things worse.

We are going back to the previous methods we had in 1.2. While users may still see gaps, the problem seems to on the Twitter side. In more expansive testing, it seems that the Twitter API occasionally return the wrong tweets for Load More. We are trying to find out more from Twitter

While we think the Load More behavior will be better, we don’t think this is fully resolved and might be outside our control.

Opening Links and Frozen App

This is a bit complicated. We thought our update to 1.3 fixed this. It did, for some users, it didn’t for others.

Apparently there are some bugs in Palm’s installer that have led to some files not being overridden, even though they changed. Upon testing, we’ve discovered version 1.3 installations that still have some of the 1.2 files.

We are hoping this update forces an overwrite of the files in question, but it may not for everyone. For those that still have trouble with links freezing the app:

  • try deleting Tweed first, then re-install — this should clear out old files
  • if it still doesn’t work, please email us at

Video Beta

We have integrated TwitVid uploads with Tweed. We consider this a beta and expect users to experience some problems. Honestly we wanted to let people experiment sooner than later.

The largest problem is upload stability — video files can be sizable and the upload may fail, especially over cell. We suggest using video with wifi only.

There are some webOS challenges unfortunately to making this integration more robust. The file upload mechanism in webOS doesn’t allow for resuming a failed upload: it is all or nothing. For larger files (like video), this is a bit fragile.

We are hoping Palm will provide other upload mechanisms that will allow us to make this more robust, but honestly, we are a bit stuck unless they make these changes.

We plan to make add features to Tweed to provide better feedback about progress and help make retries easier.

Free Version

As we announced some time ago, we are no longer continuing development on the free version of Tweed. We haven’t the resources to continue developing two versions of the application.

Unfortunately, webOS 1.4 has broken Tweed and this is something we weren’t expecting. However, we still aren’t in a position to support both versions (free version is no longer in US catalog), so users of 0.9.x won’t be getting an update. We are sorry for this and understand it will make Tweed unusable for many/most users of this version.

To make it easier for free users to upgrade to the paid version, we are going to reduce the price of Tweed from $2.99 to $0.99 for the next few weeks. As with all Palm apps, updates are free.


  1. lamont says:

    did you fix the swiping the gesture area 2 post a new tweet?

  2. ekesqueaky says:

    @lamont: that is actually webOS bug – the forward gesture is broken in all apps, including the web browser.

  3. I occasionally experienced the Load More gap issue, but for the last few weeks, Load More has actually given me 1-3 duplicate tweets. For example, I have two tweets from the same person at the end of the originally loaded batch. Load More then added those two tweets again along with earlier tweets.

  4. Dean says:

    Any word when you’ll have a fix for the problems that WebOS 1.4 introduced in Scoop? I use that almost as much as I use Tweed, but the problems with View Original and Send via … now are a real hassle.

  5. Rob says:

    without free version user in Europe are left in the cold, as we cannot pay for the update (sure wanted to…)

  6. David says:

    I hope that the discount will still be active when paid apps will finally hit Europe. :-)

  7. Alex King says:

    Sorry for posting here, I was unable to find a support form. I purchased Tweed a while back and currently have version 0.9.16 installed. No upgrade shows as available for me, and searching for Tweed in the app catalog gives me an option to re-purchase for 2.99.

    I’m certainly not going to complain about a couple of bucks to get the new version, but it’s strange to me that I still have the app but it seems to have been disconnected to the app in the catalog.

    Please feel free to get in touch if I can give you any information that might be useful.

  8. Alex King says:

    And now I see the support email address in the post above, I’ll mail that – feel free to delete my comments.

  9. en0x says:

    was the bug with capital urls fixed? when you have tapped on a link written in capital letters it’s not clickables

    ex. http://WWW.TEST.COM

  10. Tarryn says:

    Anyword on when the update will drop? I can’t stand not having my notifications not working!

  11. Jeffery says:

    I am finding a twitter client with 3rd party support. you know, because of the GFW(chinase great fire wall), I have to use 3rd party API to acess my twitter.
    My question is, can Tweed do this?

  12. Mark says:

    Sorry to post this here, but the post for Scoop seems closed to comments. Not sure if you already know this, but the recent 0.9.3 update to the app catalog actually seems to still be 0.9.2

  13. What about the users who cannot upgrade because they live in Canada? I emailed you and requested to pay for your app directly. You refused, based on some illogical corporate Palm distribution rule. In one hand you cannot fix a broken app, while on the other you cannot offer support to people who are willing to pay. In other words, you don’t care.

  14. Tarryn says:

    Not that I’m speaking for or on behalf of Pivotal Labs, but they and Tweed have been around from early on, on WebOS. You as well as all of Europe can not currently get Paid apps at all. I’m guessing the other developers would jump at the chance to “take their (the customers) money off their hands for them”, but a binding agreement is a binding agreement. IF they could everyone would have Apps on their own independent websites at $3.99 (generic value) that people can download. Is there a Rapid Release version in the works? Are the customers going to pay any of the consequences stipulated in the agreement agreed upon by the developer? It appears you’re going to have to wait until it reachs your territory. Its a “Our hands are tired” Issue, not a “We don’t care” issue.

  15. Robin says:

    When do we see this version of tweed in the european market?

  16. Thomas Stache says:

    Does Pivotal Labs have plans to offer Tweed and Scoop in the international AppCatalog any time soon?
    Come on, dozens of developers have managed to update the catalog metadata meanwhile, but a Tweed version beyond 0.9.17 isn’t available a full week after the Catalog opened…

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