Friend Update Merges Facebook & Twitter - Reduces Information Clutter

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[prMac.com] Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Independent developer Jason Jensen today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Friend Update 1.0, his new app for iOS devices. Friend Update presents simple list of up to 30 friends. Tapping a friend will bring the user to a page displaying that friend's facebook and/or twitter feeds. If the same post is found on Facebook and Twitter it will only appear once in the app.

Comments can be displayed in the same view by double-tapping a post. Post can be commented on, liked, replied to and/or retweeted by tapping and holding on a post. Swiping left or right will switch between the pages of friends in the list. The app is intended to let users, who are too busy to address the torrent of updates they would otherwise receive on social networking sites, focus on just the people who are most important to them.

Features:
* Clean, uncluttered interface
* Links individual friends to both their Facebook and Twitter feeds
* Aggregates your friends posts seamlessly into one feed and removes any duplicates
* Post updates to Facebook and Twitter simultaneously
* Built-in browser with Readability view
* Built-in photo viewer

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 5.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Friend Update 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

Located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, independent developer Jason Jensen is a Ph.D. student studying sociology at McGill university, Montreal. After getting an iPhone he realized that an app like Friend Update was something he could use, and started coding, and learning objective-c, in the summer and finished it in his spare time once studies had begun. Copyright (C) 2010 Jason Olaf Jensen. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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