After the release of Twitterrific 2.0 for the iPhone last night, I stumbled across a few of the Easter Eggs hidden within the app. I found it was hard to convey how it works in 140 characters on Twitter, so I figured I’d do a blog post here about it.
These are the only two Easter Eggs that I know of right now, but I’ll update with any more if they are found.
New Feature #1: Twoosh Extravaganza!
Like the desktop version of Twitterrific, the iPhone version now also now features “The vocal stylings of Jonathan ‘Wolf’ Rentzsch inform you when a posted tweet is exactly 140 characters long.” This was a favorite hidden feature of the Mac version of Twitterrific for me, so glad to see it make it’s way with new flair to the iPhone version.
In order to enable it on for every Twoosh, you need to do this first. You need to post a Tweet that fills all 140 characters AND include the word Twitterrific exactly as I have it here. Uppercase T is required. Upon doing this the first time, you’ll be graced with the “The vocal stylings of Jonathan ‘Wolf’ Rentzsch” along with the following image:
Now you have a new feature enabled under Advanced Settings that you can turn on or off called “Twoosh Extravaganza.” When on you will get the “Twoosh” sound and image animation on each 140 character Twoosh you post. See below for the options screen.
New Feature #2: BE AWESOME
After stumbling across the first Easter Egg, and hearing that there were more. I started to try to find another, and the next one was pretty easy to find. By imitating CHOCKLOCK, the alter ego of Twitterrific developer Craig Hockenberry, I was able to figure out how to BE AWESOME.
Simply type out any tweet entirely in UPPERCASE CAPS and be sure to throw in the word CHOCKLOCK at the end of the tweet. If it worked, you’ll hear CHOCKLOCK himself scream at you that “YOU’RE AWESOME!”
This will unlock and Activate the BE AWESOME feature under Advanced Settings, which will make all tweets you see appear in uppercase like below. It will also allow you to hear the “YOU’RE AWESOME!” clip with all further Tweets that are entirely uppercased.
Below is the screenshot of the Advanced Settings screen that contains the controls to disable the Easter Eggs. I personally keep BE AWESOME off as it can be annoying, but love the reward effect for posting a Twoosh so I keep Twoosh Extravaganza on.
Hope this helps everyone figure out how to have some more fun Twitterrific 2.0 for the iPhone, and be sure to send me any other Easter Eggs you may find so I can update this list.
UPDATED 5/8 @ 1PM CST
I’ve updated the text above clarifying the eggs a bit more. But I’ll make mention below of what changed.
For the Twoosh Extravaganza! egg you have to make sure your spell Twitterrific properly and with a capital T and the rest lowercase. Because of this requirement, you can’t do both eggs in one Tweet. And of course still be 140 characters long.
For the BE AWESOME egg. The tweet must end in CHOCKLOCK not CHOCK LOCK. Sorry about confusion, I was having problems since the YOUR AWESOME sound would repeat that afterwards in my testing making me think I got it right.