Macaw for Twitter

A free iOS app with the top-liked tweets from your network

#2 Product of the DayOctober 11, 2018

Let the people you follow do the hard work of curating the best of Twitter.

If you don’t use Twitter much, Macaw helps you catch up on what you missed. If you‘re a power user, it finds new users to follow or tweets you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

Free download for iOS, just sign in with Twitter!

(And send @zmh any questions/comments!)

Reviews

 +4 reviews
  • TomSoftware Engineer
    Pros: 

    great idea, nice aesthetic

    Cons: 

    Doesn’t appear to actually work on an iPhone X with latest iOS.

    I love this premise and am excited to try it out however the app never seems to retrieve any tweets despite my twitter account being connected. Once this is resolved I’ll be happy to adjust my review!

    Tom has never used this product.

Discussion

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RyanHunter@ryandawidjan · product+biz NYC
Props to Zach for a creative take on Twitter consumption in 2018. Finding that I open this app first for a quick dive through tweets as opposed to the client. It's just a refreshing and thoughtful remix on how to find interesting and niche activity.
Adam Besvinick@besvinick · VC at Anchorage Capital
No one thinks of and builds cool products on top of Twitter like this duo (ie see Daily One Forty). This is no exception.
Zach HamedMaker@zmh · Product manager at Goldman Sachs
@besvinick 🙌🏽 thanks Adam!
Zach HamedMaker@zmh · Product manager at Goldman Sachs
Hi everyone! Thanks for reading / voting. Wanted to give some insight into why I built this and why you might find it useful. With 2000+ users now signed up to use Daily140 (https://www.producthunt.com/post...), one common suggestion was to build an experience that works with your existing overall Twitter network instead of individual users. Twitter now occasionally inserts activity-based tweets into your timeline (e.g. if you follow me, you’ll see “Zach liked this tweet” or “Zach followed this user”). If 5 of the people who you follow like a particular tweet, chances are good that you should read that tweet. Same with users: if a lot of the people you follow suddenly start following a user, chances are good you might want to follow them too. Twitter does this on and off today, but only if you have the algorithmic feed on. And if you want to turn that off (or hack it like https://twitter.com/waxpancake/s...), you’ll get only 1 or 2 of those suggestions each day. So I built an app where the whole premise is these suggestions. Why download it? 1. It ends up being a decent summary of Twitter at the end of the day. I don’t need to check Twitter as frequently, and I still get the best content 2. You’ll get a more diverse cross-section of tweets and users. You may not care about some of it, but you’ll definitely discover at least one tweet you wouldn’t have seen otherwise (because you don’t follow that user) or a new user you wouldn’t have known about 3. It’s free and fun and an experiment, so why not? Thanks again, and all feedback welcome! 🙌🏽😁
Dave Ambrose@daveambrose · Steadfast Venture Capital
I've been using Macaw as a beta tester for a few weeks now and I must day, it's changed how I consume Twitter for different perspective outside of my normal Timeline. what's neat about Macaw is that it helps to surface likes, recent follows or new trends (remember the old "Discover" section Twitter multiple versions ago?) that I wouldn't otherwise see. if you're a power Twitter user, this should sit in your dock. also, @zmh is *crazy* responsive on bugs or feature requests.
Zach HamedMaker@zmh · Product manager at Goldman Sachs
@daveambrose Hahaha, thanks Dave! 🙌🏽
Joey Tawadrous@joey_tawadrous · Happy to be alive & creating projects!
"I'm moving all 3,372 of our employees onto Russian bot prevention efforts. It's not worth building an official app when you have apps like Macaw." - Did Jack Dorsey really say that?