Piepmatz

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Say hello to Piepmatz, a Twitter client for Sailfish OS!
Piepmatz supports all the features of Twitter that you need to stay up-to-date. Your personal timeline, notifications, media etc. - coming with a lot of eye-candy!

  • Personal Twitter Timeline in chronological order
  • Notifications for new followers, retweets and mentions
  • Search (for tweets and users)
  • Profile Pages
  • Complete display of extended tweets
  • Embedded tweets
  • Multi-picture support, incl. pinch-to-zoom
  • Embedded and fullscreen video/animated GIF playback
  • Download media option
  • Link preview powered by Open Graph (e.g. for Instagram, Facebook, news sites etc.)
  • Direct messages (up to 10.000 characters)
  • Details view for tweet
  • Limited thread support
  • @-mentioning support in new tweets
  • Geocode your tweets
  • Show trending topics in your area
  • Twitter lists support
  • Multiple accounts support

On a device with a physical keyboard you have the following shortcuts:

  • Generic
    • Up/down: scroll
    • Page up/down: scroll faster
    • t/b: Scroll to top / bottom
    • Left/Esc: Back
  • Only on main screen:
    • 1-6: Switch tabs (timeline, notifications, search etc.)
    • n: New tweet
    • r: Refresh
    • s: Settings
    • a: About
  • On tweet details view:
    • Return/Enter: Display thread

Open Source and Contribution

Feedback about Piepmatz is always appreciated (good, bad, improvement/feature ideas etc.).

You can contribute with a translation, a new feature or even a bugfix. The sources are on GitHub at https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-piepmatz. Please acknowledge the GNU GPLv3 before contributing/forking. Thanks to all new and especially to the existing contributors!

Screenshots: 
Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
File harbour-piepmatz-1.0-5.armv7hl.rpm1.76 MB15/04/2018 - 14:30
File harbour-piepmatz-1.0-5.i486.rpm1.79 MB15/04/2018 - 14:30
File harbour-piepmatz-1.1-8.armv7hl.rpm1.77 MB13/05/2018 - 23:39
File harbour-piepmatz-1.1-8.i486.rpm1.8 MB13/05/2018 - 23:39
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2-5.i486.rpm1.81 MB27/05/2018 - 22:08
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2-5.armv7hl.rpm1.78 MB27/05/2018 - 22:08
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1.78 MB02/06/2018 - 23:00
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2.1-1.i486.rpm1.81 MB02/06/2018 - 23:00
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2.2-2.armv7hl.rpm1.79 MB08/07/2018 - 19:10
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2.2-2.i486.rpm1.82 MB08/07/2018 - 19:10
File harbour-piepmatz-1.3-1.armv7hl.rpm1.74 MB04/01/2019 - 19:02
File harbour-piepmatz-1.3-1.i486.rpm1.77 MB04/01/2019 - 19:02
File harbour-piepmatz-1.4-2.armv7hl.rpm1.89 MB30/11/2019 - 22:30
File harbour-piepmatz-1.4-2.i486.rpm1.93 MB30/11/2019 - 22:30
File harbour-piepmatz-1.4.1-1.i486.rpm1.93 MB08/12/2019 - 21:31
File harbour-piepmatz-1.4.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1.89 MB08/12/2019 - 21:31
File harbour-piepmatz-1.5-2.armv7hl.rpm1.9 MB02/02/2020 - 23:41
File harbour-piepmatz-1.5-2.i486.rpm1.94 MB02/02/2020 - 23:41
File harbour-piepmatz-1.5.1-2.armv7hl.rpm1.9 MB06/02/2020 - 23:57
File harbour-piepmatz-1.5.1-2.i486.rpm1.94 MB06/02/2020 - 23:57
File harbour-piepmatz-1.6-1.armv7hl.rpm1.97 MB05/04/2020 - 19:51
File harbour-piepmatz-1.6-1.i486.rpm2.01 MB05/04/2020 - 19:51
File harbour-piepmatz-1.6.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1.97 MB21/06/2020 - 13:18
File harbour-piepmatz-1.6.1-1.i486.rpm2.01 MB21/06/2020 - 13:18
File harbour-piepmatz-1.7-2.i486.rpm2.12 MB17/07/2020 - 14:13
File harbour-piepmatz-1.7-2.armv7hl.rpm2.08 MB17/07/2020 - 14:13
File harbour-piepmatz-1.7.1-1.armv7hl.rpm2.12 MB25/09/2020 - 23:37
File harbour-piepmatz-1.7.1-1.i486.rpm2.19 MB25/09/2020 - 23:37
File harbour-piepmatz-1.8-1.i486.rpm2.2 MB20/12/2020 - 14:08
File harbour-piepmatz-1.8-1.armv7hl.rpm2.12 MB20/12/2020 - 14:08
File harbour-piepmatz-1.8.1-1.armv7hl.rpm2.12 MB22/12/2020 - 00:47
File harbour-piepmatz-1.8.1-1.i486.rpm2.2 MB22/12/2020 - 00:47
File harbour-piepmatz-1.8.1-1.aarch64.rpm2.14 MB16/05/2021 - 21:11
File harbour-piepmatz-1.9-1.aarch64.rpm2.19 MB25/08/2021 - 23:09
File harbour-piepmatz-1.9-1.armv7hl.rpm2.17 MB25/08/2021 - 23:09
File harbour-piepmatz-1.9-1.i486.rpm2.25 MB25/08/2021 - 23:09
Changelog: 

1.9

  • Initial support for Emoji 13.1 (some issues though) - e.g. face in clouds, face with spiral eyes, bearded people etc.
  • Removed Twitter configuration retrieval (API deprecated, caused error message at startup)
  • Removed obsolete openssl/libcrypto dependency
  • Updated translations for Chinese and Polish (thanks to dashinfantry and atlochowski)

1.8.1

  • A glimmer of hope for threads without developer mode (acting as search engine bot - they still seem to get an HTML view for tweets)
  • That also brings back Open Graph previews for tweets :)
  • Updated translations for Chinese and Polish (thanks to dashinfantry and atlochowski)

1.8

  • Migrated Twitter thread support to developer mode, using rate-limited Twitter API v2, users need own Bearer token from the Twitter Developer Portal to make it work
  • Fix escaped ampersand in URLs, removed QML bug workaround as no longer reproducible, thanks to fuchsmich for reporting that!

1.7.1

  • Fix crash in case of unsupported HTML charset. Kudos to Lukáš Karas!

1.7

  • Support for Emoji 13.0 - e.g. Dodo, pinched fingers, fondue and much more (hey, it's World Emoji Day today!)
  • Changed Twitter ToS and privacy policy links in about screen - API was broken
  • Changed profile button icon

1.6.1

  • Fix tweet thread support (let's see how long it will last ;))
  • Force white play button for videos - needed in light ambiences

1.6

  • Emoji search during tweet creation. Use :<keyword> to search for emojis to use them in your tweet.
  • Add user handle in tweet creation screen
  • Display user names in tweets more elegantly
  • Fix: Elide button texts when too long (e.g. timeline, notifications etc.)

1.5.1

  • Fix: Ignore deleted user in direct messages
  • Fix: Avoid complete open URL takeover on some devices
  • Updated translations for Chinese and Polish (thanks to dashinfantry and atlochowski)

1.5

  • Open with-Piepmatz: Open Piepmatz directly from your events view or any other app which references Twitter content
  • Secret Identity (check out the settings page for details about this secret feature ;))
  • Show detailed information about deleted & blocked tweets (mainly for retweets with comments)
  • Fix for broken charsets in link previews (once again :/)
  • Fix for broken thread display (still no official API, let's see how long it will work)
  • Fix ?xxx file name suffixes for file downloads

1.4.1

  • Updated translations (Hungarian, Chinese, Polish)

1.4

  • Support for Emoji 12.0 (e.g. yawning face, orangutan, sloth, skunk, otter...)
  • Dedicated support for direct tweet to other users (thanks to Thaodan for the work)
  • New setting to adjust font size (for those who want the standard SFOS large font size...)
  • New link preview setting: Always load (as previously), only on WiFi connection, never load (in case you want to save data traffic)
  • Images are no longer reloaded on orientation change (will save data traffic, might consume a little more RAM on your device)
  • Wagnis is removed

1.3

  • Support for Emoji 11.0 (finally a superhero/villain emoji ;) )
  • Added Czech translation (thanks to Jiri Hubacek)
  • Updated Italian translation (thanks to Alessandro Pra')
  • Code quality improvements (thanks to Rolf Eike Beer)

1.2.2

  • Keyboard shortcuts for Gemini PDA, TOHKBD...
  • Improved translations for Finnish, Japanese and French

1.2.1

  • Search results: Filter duplicate tweets (caused by retweets)
  • Added previously incomplete translations

1.2

  • Support for image descriptions (accessibility, especially for blind people)
  • Get images also from Downloads directory & from Android Pictures and Download directories
  • Adjustments to tweet thread handling (other user agent) for hopefully better future compatibility

1.1

  • Support for saved searches
  • Better landscape support
  • Swipe to switch categories (e.g. from timeline to notifications)
  • Option to disable loading animations
  • Tap on download successful notification launches Gallery app
  • Possibility to remove account

1.0

  • Download media
  • Fullscreen videos
  • Delete your own tweets
  • Notifications for retweets and new followers
  • Lists support
  • Proper linebreak handling in tweets
  • Alternative image style (thanks to ferlanero)
  • Multiple accounts support (see settings)
  • Original Twitter Emojis (can be disabled)
  • Thread support (limited/workaround as there is no API, but works quite well)
  • Payment framework integration

Comments

hcd530's picture

国外的网络软件都这么好搞,国内的怎么一个都没有

aviarus's picture

I'm locked out of Twitter on this device, i can't make a new account in settings and and piepmatz tells me at account creation: connection refused

aviarus's picture

i had to reflash due to upgrade failure and now it works again. although urls are opened with either fernschreiber or piepmatz, but not the browser^^

aviarus's picture

There is one. Try downloading it manually from openrepos. I also thought that there was no aarch64 build of some apps because storeman sometimes didn't knew there existed one and didn't let me install some apps

janssoni's picture

Oh, didn't know that. Thanks

janssoni's picture

Can you please add a aarch64-build so that this works on Xperia 10 II?

aviarus's picture

Or that i compiled something on my device which broke some things. But it's strange that even if i launch piepmatz from terminal i only get connection refused. I also cannot register a Twitter account in sailfish settings

aviarus's picture

Unfortunately yes. I have an older sailfish x device and there it's still working. I have the feeling that Twitter banned my Mac address or something like that

WerkWolf's picture

Sorry for the late reaction, folks. I was quite busy... 1.9 should fix the issue with the error message during startup. Have fun!

aviarus's picture

I have connection refused. And also the Twitter feed from sailfish isn't updating anymore. I have the feeling Twitter changed something

WerkWolf's picture

Still reproducible? I've never experienced this behavior before...

usernamenotavailable's picture

can you add the option to view media only on someones profile

WerkWolf's picture

Major feature extensions from my side are unlikely in the next time - probably they won't happen before Twitter migrates to their APIv2 completely. But contributions are welcome, also feel free to open a feature request on https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-piepmatz

RodSeq's picture

Same here

mercurio's picture

I too have the same situation as Simosagi.

simosagi's picture

Since a few days when I open Piepmatz I get a warning "bubble" (which disappear rather quickly) with the following text:

"Error transferring https://api.twitter.com/1.1/help/configuration.json - server replied: Gone"

However the app seems still to be able to work (at least the main functions). What's that message about?
 

 

objectifnul's picture

Since a couple of days, Piepmatz keeps saying "piepmatz couldn't understand twitter's response"
I guess it's due to some change in Twitter's API.

NGC_Ollie's picture

Hey, someone just created a tweet to crash piepmatz with a segfault. How do i send you the log and should I delete sensitive data?

Edit: Nevermind, I opened this issue.

TMavica's picture

Can u make a 64 bit package please

Alex's picture

Hey @WerkWolf,
since the upgrade to SFOS 4.0.1.x I am experiencing many app shutdowns (likely) caused by the OOM-Killer. It would be great if you could optimize the memory footprint of Piepmatz (maybe integrate a SQL database). Furthermore the images and avatars seem to be downloaded every time while scrolling, a caching mechanism would reduce the CPU and RAM load for that case.

casualbear's picture

I can't seem to log into twitter with piepmatz anymore, does anyone else have this issue?

ichthyosaurus's picture

Maybe now would be a good occasion to look into the simplified API implementation again?

tmojo's picture

Do I understand registration correctly, that I need to give my mobile phone number in order to get a developer account?

ichthyosaurus's picture

it appears so, yes

tmojo's picture

Has the Twitter API to query threads changed again?
Since today Piepmatz doesn't show threads anymore.

JacekJagosz's picture

I have the same problem unfortunately.

WerkWolf's picture

Update 1.8.1: Thread support seems to work again also without developer mode, thanks to @ithier for the hint! Details see below:

Piepmatz used the Twitter legacy website to parse threads. Twitter removed this legacy support this week - as a consequence threads were no longer working in Piepmatz. The new website uses sophisticated lazy loading per default for standard browsers. That makes parsing much, much more difficult. But it seems that you still get an HTML page if you identify as search crawler bot. Threads don't seem to contain as many tweets as before, but as least it's a start. On the other side, there is a new Twitter APIv2 that supports threads to a certain extent. Piepmatz 1.8 can use that, if you enable the new developer mode. People using the developer mode need their own so-called Bearer token from the Twitter Developer Portal to make threads work in a sustainable way. The search crawler bot workaround can break at any time! Please see https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-piepmatz#developer-mode for some additional details.

Please note: The new thread support will never be as good as the original one. It's limited to tweets from the last 7 days and may display the thread structure differently than before, some tweets may even be missing, especially in high-volume threads!

Contributions welcome: In case you know a better solution or want to improve the thread support - contributions to the codebase are always welcome! :)

JacekJagosz's picture

Thank you so much for keeping this great app alive. Although applying for Twitter developer account is tedious, the threads work really well, thank you for that.

nobodyinperson's picture

Yep, it works fine, Thanks WerkWolf! The threads feel slightly faster now. But Twitter's 7-day limit sounds meh...

WerkWolf's picture

It seems that there is still a way without the developer mode, please see the updated comment. But please be aware that it may break at any time. Using developer mode and the new APIv2 seems safer to me honestly.

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