Introducing “App Showdown” – our new series where we’ll be comparing Windows Phone apps with other apps that are available on other platforms. If you want us to compare any app, make sure to let us know in the comment section below!
Windows Phone and Android has tons of third-party apps – mostly social networks. Today at App Showdown, we’ll be comparing one of they best 3rd party Twitter apps, Fenix (Android) and Tweetium (Windows Phone).
When it comes to the design, both Fenix and Tweetium has a pretty decent user interface. Both of the apps follows the OS’ design guidelines and as you may expect, they look very different. Nonetheless, the apps provide different themes, such as dark and light. Fenix on Android only comes with two themes, dark and light – however, Tweetium on Windows Phone comes with a handful of themes. Both of the apps provide the ability to change font size as well.
It’s worth mentioning that Fenix on Android comes with a bit more customization feature than Tweetium. For example, you can switch between layouts and change link colors. Nonetheless, both of the apps are pretty well designed and I personally love both of the app’s design a lot.
Tweetium and Fenix offers tons of features. Both of the apps comes with general Twitter features, such as TweetMarker, notifications, and filters. Tweetium comes with a pretty good feature that lets you read a short excerpt from an article or web page (powered by Newseen). Fenix, on the other hand, doesn’t include any feature like this. but it does come with an internal web browser which will display a text-only web page when you’re using your cellular data. Fenix also comes with almost real-time updates which Tweetium doesn’t include. Both of the apps lets users upload multiple photos and add multiple accounts as well.
It’s worth mentioning that theTweetium doesn’t provide push notification, TweetMarker,Newseen support and the ability to add multiple accounts when you buy the paid app ($2.99). The app offers these features when you buy its pro version which costs $7.99 for a year. The pro version ofTweetium is actually worth it. On my testing, the app was much faster than Fenix to deliver push notifications (5-10 seconds delay). However, if you own a Windows PC, you’ll be able to purchase it once and install it everywhere as it is a universal application. That means, if you have already purchasedTweetium on your Windows computer, you’ll be able to install it on your Windows Phone for free. Fenix, on the other hand, isn’t available for desktop, but it does provide all of the features (and a bit more thanTweetium) for $4.49 only.
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