We've been working on a version of Echofon for Mac which supports Twitter's new User Streams API. This new system allows for two very cool features.
- Tweets show up immediately, you never need to refresh. This includes mentions and direct messages.
- Events show up in your timeline when a someone does an action such as following you or marking one of your tweets as a favorite.
Twitter is introducing this new functionality gradually, we are working with them to do a limited preview release of Echofon for Mac with User Streams support. If you are a registered user of Echofon for Mac, you may download the preview version here.
If you are not yet a registered Echofon for Mac user and would like to participate in the preview release, you can register Echofon to do so.