Q. How do I change theme?
A. TweetCaster for Android currently offers two themes, Light Theme (light gray tweet balloons on a medium gray background) and Dark Theme (graphite tweet balloons on a black background).
Select Menu --> More --> Settings to access the Themes menu. You will need to exit TweetCaster in order to apply a theme change, but you can select the "Restart Later" option if you wish to continue using TweetCaster and have the theme change apply the next time you launch the application.
Q. How do I change the Auto-Refresh interval?
A. Select Menu --> More --> Settings to access the Auto-refresh Interval menu item. You can choose to have TweetCaster refresh at 3, 5, 10, 15, or 30 minute intervals.
Q. How do I change the Font Size?
A. Select Menu --> More --> Settings to access the Font Size menu item. You can choose between Normal, Large, and Larger options.
Q. How do I choose a URL shortening service?
A. Select Menu --> More --> Settings to access the URL Shortening menu item. You can currently choose between bit.ly and is.gd
Q. How do I configure how URLs behave?
A. Select Menu --> More --> Settings to access the Default URL options menu item. You can select to have TweetCaster Ask (before opening), Open, or Copy the URL.
Q. How do I see notifications when TweetCaster is not open?
A. Select Menu --> More --> Settings to access the Notifications menu item. Here you can turn Background Notifications on or off and select whether to be notified on:
If you have a question about the functionality of your TweetCaster for Android application, please email us at email@example.com
Is TweetCaster draining my battery?
In TweetCaster for Android you can save battery life by turning off Background Notifications in settings. Select "More" from the menu and then select "Settings." Scroll down and tap "Notifications" and then uncheck the box for Background Notifications. With background notifications turned off, you will no longer be notified of new tweets after exiting TweetCaster.
When I exit TweetCaster for Android, it closes, but I still receive Tweets in the background.
If you do not want the application to retrieve new Tweets after you exit TweetCaster for Android, you need to turn off Background Notifications in settings. Select "More" from the menu and then select "Settings." Scroll down and tap "Notifications" and then uncheck the box for Background Notifications. With background notifications turned off, you will no longer be notified of new tweets after exiting TweetCaster.
No number indicating new tweets?
Earlier versions of TweetCaster gave me notifications that included the number of new tweets, @replies, direct messages, etc. Why do I only get a dot now, instead of a number?
This was an attempt to simplify. If you really want it, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to uninstall the Free TweetCaster for Android before I purchase and install the Pro version from Android Market that has no ads?
Yes, we recommend that you uninstall the free version of TweetCaster for Android before you download and install the paid version.
Does TweetCaster identify my GPS location on Tweets?
No. TweetCaster only uses your GPS signal for the Nearby function, which finds Twitter uses near you. We do not capture or display any GPS information internally at Handmark or externally to the Twitter community. To update the location listed on your Twitter profile, go to My Profile and select the Update Location menu option.
How do I post Facebook updates using TweetCaster?
Tap the pencil icon to compose a tweet and then select the Facebook icon.
Enter your status update and then tap "send" to post the update to your Facebook page.
If you have not previously signed in to Facebook via TweetCaster, you will be asked to connect TweetCaster with your Facebook account. Enter your username and password and click "Connect."
Note: It may take a moment for TweetCaster to access Facebook connect - during this time you may see a white screen for a few seconds.
I'm not able to view lists!
In TweetCaster, I am unable to view lists I created or Lists Following Me?
Go to the lists tab, then click on the Menu and then Filter and then select "My Lists" or "Lists Following Me." The appropriate lists will be displayed.
Unable to delete tweets
I am unable to delete my own tweets using TweetCaster. What's wrong?
Certain accounts, for an unknown reason, are unable to delete tweets via TweetCaster. Please use http://twitter.com/ to delete any unwanted tweets that you are unable to delete on your device.
Search for Twitter users?
How do I search for Twitter users that I am not already following in TweetCaster for Android???
Tap the arrow in the upper left hand corner of the screen to return to the main Account Selection screen. Tap the "Searches" icon and then tap "New Search."
I tapped the .apk to install the application, but I'm getting a message that the install is blocked?
Once you tap the.apk file (and select Package Installer if you're asked what to complete the action using) you may receive a message saying: Install blocked
For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not sourced in Android Market
This is due to the fact that the package has been downloaded from a URL rather than the Market. The .apk file is digitally signed by Handmark and is safe for use on your device.
To override the block, tap Settings on the Install blocked window and check the checkbox on the Application settings screen for Unknown sources.
You will receive another Attention message noting that you take responsibility for any damage or data loss that may be caused by installing applications outside the Market. Tap OK.
Once you've completed the installation, you can uncheck the checkbox for Unknown Sources in Application settings to block future applications outside the Market.
Note about AT&T Android Phones: AT&T has chosen not to allow installation of non-market applications on their Android phones. Please use the Android Market to download applications for these devices.
Why am I unable to download tweets ("Unrecognized or no response from server" error message)?
Users who don't tweet often may experience this issue, even if Auto-Refresh is enabled. A fix will be addressed in a future release.
To resolve, send a New Tweet from TweetCaster (which can be deleted later, if necessary) and your timeline should download immediately after the tweet is submitted (if not, click the Load More button).
If you are still receiving the error or no new tweets are displayed, remove the device battery for 30 seconds and re-launch the application.
If none of the above remedies fix your issue, please try deleting and reinstalling TweetCaster.
Twitter appears to be down. Can you help?
Handmark does not support the Twitter system, only our TweetCaster client. Log on to http://status.twitter.com/ or follow @Twitter for up-to-date system status.