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.
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
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:
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'.
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.