Android app TweetPhoto Pro is far from picture-perfect

by Caitlin M. Foyt

TweetPhoto Pro can be described as a photo-sharing app for your Android phone, but it's programmed to do more than just that. However, you might want to try downloading other services before looking to this one.

To begin, this app isn't restricted to just Twitter. You can also link this app with your Facebook and Foursquare accounts. If you're that person who uses all of these services, this is the most perfect app to streamline your social networking photo-sharing experience.

You can also take photos from within the app. This particular aspect is a huge selling point with me because it removes some of the steps between taking the photo and sending it to your social networking account of choice. Another cool aspect is that when you want to take a closer look at a particular photo, you can zoom in or out, which isn't a feature that's available on similar apps.

When you launch the app, you are brought to a menu with five different tabs: "Friends," "Public," "Popular," "Me" and "Options." Click on any of the first four tabs, and you can see photos that belong to other Twitter users, and see what your own feed looks like.

I don't especially like the public feature because the nature of this feed is usually spammy. I contend that anything that's worth noting from public accounts can be picked up on trending topics.

Another complaint I have about TweetPhoto Pro is how buggy it is. Sometimes, when I want to check out different tabs, the app will suddenly force close or freeze. A notification that says "Fetching Photos: Loading" will sometimes pop up, and would either bounce me from the app or freeze it altogether. Once, it froze my entire phone, and I had to reboot. This application itself was also very erratic. Sometimes it loads nicely and works exactly how it's supposed to, but, just as often, it doesn't seem to load up or send photos at all.

I also was never able to get my "Friends" tab to load, which was a bit of a bummer, because that would have been a huge incentive for downloading this app in the first place. A lot of times, it's difficult to click on links that come through on tweets, either because they are faulty or too small to click.

This app is listed in the marketplace as TweetPhoto Pro, but the developers have recently renamed it Plixi.