After a long, long stretch of not really even looking at Twitter’s first-party iPhone app, I gave it a shot earlier this week. With a fresh installation and default settings, I was simply astounded by the barrage of notifications the app was getting, prompting this rant on Twitter.
This piece by Christina Warren for Mashable shows how to control these notifications:
So what’s the solution? You might think — just disable Twitter
notifications on Android or iOS. But that means you can’t get
alerts you might want — like a direct message or updates from a
specific user. Fortunately, it is possible to refine those alerts
within Twitter’s settings. Unfortunately, accessing those settings
isn’t as straightforward as you might hope.
I consider myself a savvy user who is familiar with the various design patterns for getting to “Settings” in iPhone apps. I spent 15 minutes trying to find settings like these in Twitter for iPhone, and gave up, because I couldn’t find them.
★ Thursday, 12 June 2014