Aeries for Twitter gets a full v2 Universal rewrite

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A lot has happened in the world of Aeries, the Windows Phone Twitter client, in the last year. We last looked at it back in April after what was a huge update, but it's been very quiet since then, with Brad (interviewed here by us) effectively rewriting the application. The intention was to release it as a 'Universal Windows Platform' (UWP) application, like Tweetium, i.e. running on phone, tablet and desktop - and this has now happened, with the release of v2.0 here, bringing the Twitter client bang up to date. See the changelog and screens below.

Here's the official v2.0 changelog, over and above v1.2.x from earlier in the year:

  • Universal Windows Platform (Desktop!)
  • Streaming realtime updates over WiFi
  • Sunset mode automatically switching themes
  • Direct message image support and unlimited character count
  • Advanced filters for users, keywords and clients
  • Rewritten for massive performance and stability improvements
  • New design for Windows 10
  • Custom options to bookmark tweets for later
  • Translate tweets
  • Completely customizable gestures and appearance
  • New user profile design
  • Improved background tasks
  • Manage your timelines in sections
  • Unlimited user accounts

You can grab this in the Store here - it's a commercial app, like Tweetium, but you do get a lot of code/effort/value for money. And £2.29 (in the UK) doesn't exactly break the bank.

Here's Aeries v2.0 in action:

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With 'page title' on and virtual controls removed, and showing support for inline videos, something lacking on yesteryear's  Aeries; (right) the new Day/Night mode, helpful on LCD screened-phones, but AMOLED devices are recommended to stay 'dark' or 'black'.

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This new UWP version still has all the background stuff that keeps Aeries up to date; (right) again with virtual controls removed (on the Lumia 950), showing the main interface, this time with 'page title' removed.

Source / Credit: Microsoft