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Poker Tweeter User Guide


Poker Tweeter has many poker-specific and general tweeting features.
Here's an index for quick reference.


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Automatic card conversion Converts ranks and suits as you type
Board card detection Flop, turn, river cards used in odds calculation
Suit keys Enter suit characters directly
Win odds Add and remove win odds to tweets



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Adding @Usernames Tap a @username to add it to a tweet
Adding #Hashtags Tap a #hashtag to add it to a tweet
Attaching a photo Share a photo by attaching it to a tweet
Attaching your location Add your current location to a tweet




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Save on cancel You can save a tweet when you cancel composition
One-tap resume Tap a tweet in the "saved" list to resume composing
Auto-save if send fails Tweets are auto-saved if they fail to be posted



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Timeline view Tweets of everyone you're following
Mentions view Tweets that mention you
Search view Find tweets with user names or keywords
Favorites view Tweets and users you have marked as favorites
Settings view Switch accounts and choose options



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Tappable profile image Tap the profile image to see the author's profile
Tappable author name Tap the author's name to see the author's profile
Tappable @usernames Tap a @username to see their profile
Tappable #hashtags Tap a #hashtag to search for it
Tappable web links Tap a web link to browse web content
Tappable tweet date Tap the tweet date view the tweet permalink
Tappable retweet message Tap a retweet message to see the retweeter's profile





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Replying to a tweet Tap the reply button to reply to a tweet
Retweet with changes Tap the retweet with changes (RT) buton
Retweet unchanged Tap the retweet unchanged button
Favorite a tweet Tap the favorite button
View tweet permalink Tap the button to see the tweet's permalink page



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Favoriting a tweet Tap the favorite button in the action toolbar
Viewing your favorite tweets and users Tap the favorites tab at the bottom of the screen
Unfavoriting a tweet Tap the unfavorite button in the action toolbar



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Follow a user Tap the follow buton on the user profile view
Unfollow a user Tap the unfollow buton on the user profile view
Send a Direct Message Tap the message button on the user profile view
Show a user's tweets Tap the tweets button on the user profile view
Add a user to the ★ favorites list Tap the ★ favorite button on the user profile view
Remove a user from the ★ favorites list Tap the ★ unfavorite button on the user profile view
Add a user to the ♠ favorites list Tap the ♠ favorite button on the user profile view
Remove a user from the ♠ favorites list Tap the ♠ unfavorite button on the user profile view
Send follow request to protected users Tap the "request" button to view profile page



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Switching accounts Switch accounts if you have more than one
Change themes Choose between the dark and light themes
Outline hearts and diamonds Change the hearts and diamonds characters
Card separator option Add a separator between cards


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Pull to refresh Refresh any tweet view by pulling down and releasing

 
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Composing tweets


Tap the compose button in the upper right corner of the screen to begin composing a tweet. The keyboard will appear, with Poker Tweeter's custom keys above it.

The compose button turns into the send button, and a cancel button appears in the upper left corner of the screen. Tap the send button or cancel button when you're done composing.

 
Automatic card conversion


Poker Tweeter can automatically convert ranks and suits as you compose a tweet or direct message. Just type "adkh" for example, and it is converted to "A♢K♡" automatically.

If you want to undo the conversion, for example when you type the word "as" and it is converted to "A♠", you can just backspace and re-type "as". Poker Tweeter remembers what you erased. If you erased a rank and suit combination for a card, Poker Tweeter won't auto-convert to rank and suit again when you type the same characters.

Or you can type card suits directly by tapping the suit keys. This is faster when you have the numeric keyboard up, so you don't need to switch back to the alphabetic keyboard.


 
Board card detection


A group of three or more hole cards is automatically handled as the "board" in Texas Hold'em. Also, any individual cards following the initial board cards are handled as post-flop cards.

Poker Tweeter includes from three to five board cards in its win odds calculation.


 
Suit keys


Sometimes it's faster to tap the dedicated suit keys directly. For example, when you want to type "7♢8♡" you can just tap the 7, ♢, 8, and ♡ keys from the numeric keyboard. You don't need to switch back and forth between the alphabetic and numeric keyboards to type "7s8d". The suit keys are always shown above the keyboard as you compose a tweet or direct message.


 
Win odds


You can add win odds to your tweets with one tap. Just enter two or more sets of hole cards (groups of two cards) and the "%" key above the keyboard will become enabled. Tap it to add or remove win odds for each set of hole cards.

If any hand has 100% win odds, a check mark ("✓") appears next to those cards. And if any hand is drawing dead, an x ("✗") appears.


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Attaching items to tweets


When you're composing a tweet, you can tap the @, #, and paperclip buttons at the top of the screen. The @ button shows you a list of @usernames to add, the # button shows you a list of #hashtags to add, and the paperclip button lets you pick a photo to attach to the tweet or to attach your current location to the tweet.

 
Adding @Usernames to a tweet


Poker Tweeter automatically remembers the @usernames you mention in tweets you send. You can go ahead and type @usernames in a tweet, or you can tap the @ button at the top of the screen to see the @usernames you've already tweeted. You will see a list of @usernames, with the most recently used @usernames at the top. Tap one or more to add them to your tweet text.

The most recently used 100 @usernames will appear in the list, with the most recently used @usernames at the top. Every time you mention @usernames in a tweet, those @usernames will be moved to the top of the list. If you want to change the capitalization of any @username, you can manually type it in a tweet and send that tweet. For example, if you want to change @username to @UserName, just send a tweet mentioning @UserName and Poker Tweeter will update the capitalization in its @username list.


 
Adding #Hashtags to a tweet


Poker Tweeter automatically remembers the #hashtags you put in tweets you send. You can go ahead and type #hashtags in a tweet, or you can tap the # button at the top of the screen to see the #hashtags you've already tweeted. You will see a list of #hashtags, with the most recently used #hashtags at the top. Tap one or more to add them to your tweet text.

The most recently used 100 #hashtags will appear in the list, with the most recently used #hashtags at the top. Every time you mention #hashtagsin a tweet, those #hashtags will be moved to the top of the list. If you want to change the capitalization of any #hashtag, you can manually type it in a tweet and send that tweet. For example, if you want to change #hashtag to #HashTag, just send a tweet containing #HashTag and Poker Tweeter will update the capitalization in its #hashtags list.


 
Attaching a photo to a tweet


You can attach photos from your Camera Roll or any Photo Album on your iPhone to your tweets. Just tap the paperclip button to the right of the # button, then tap the "Attach Photo" button. The photo picker will appears, and you can choose the photo to attach.

The photo will appear in the background of the compose window. Note that it will appear darker than normal so you can see the text you're typing more clearly. The actual image levels haven't been changed.

If you change your mind and want to remove the photo, just tap the paperclip button again. You'll see a "Remove Photo" button. Tap it to remove the photo. You can attach another photo if you want.


 
Attaching your location to a tweet


To attach your current location to a tweet that you are composing, tap the paperclip button, then tap the "Attach Location" button. You'll see a "locating..." alert with progress indicator while Poker Tweeter determines your location. And you'll see a small location badge animation when it's done.

If you want to remove your location from the tweet, just tap the paperclip button again. You'll see a "Remove Location" button. Tap it to remove your location. Note that if you cancel and save the tweet, the location will not be saved along with it. You'll need to attach your location again when you resume composing the tweet.


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Saving tweets


Poker Tweeter can save tweets so you can resume composing them later. This is a time saver if you want to send several tweets that are similar, or if you are interrupted while composing. Poker Tweeter also automatically saves tweets if there is any problem that prevents the tweet from being posted after you tap the send button.

When you want to continue composing a saved tweet, you can view the list of all saved tweets and simply tap on the one you want to use. And if you edit a tweet after it has been saved, your changes are automatically saved. You can delete saved tweets by tapping the edit button on the tweet list view.

 
Save on cancel


If you tap the cancel button while you are composing a tweet, Poker Tweeter asks whether or not you want to save the tweet. Tap the save button to save the tweet for later. Up to 100 tweets can be saved, with the most recently saved (or edited) tweet at the top.


 
One-tap resume


If there are any saved tweets when you tap the compose button, Poker Tweeter will ask you whether you want to resume composing a saved tweet or start a new tweet. You'll see "saved" and "new" buttons. Tap the saved button to see a list of the full text of all saved tweets. Tap the one you want to use, and it will be loaded into the tweet composition window.

If you make any changes to the tweet after you have resumed composing it, those changes will automatically be saved even if you cancel the tweet.


 
Auto-save if sending a tweet fails


Sometimes there's a problem with the internet connection, and sometimes Twitter's servers are overloaded. When you send a tweet and it doesn't get posted, Poker Tweeter automatically saves it. Tap the compose button, then tap the saved button, and you can try sending the tweet again.


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The five tab views


Tap a tab at the bottom of the screen to go to one of the five views.

 
Timeline view


This view shows all tweets published by the users you follow. Tap any tweet to highlight it and bring up the action toolbar. This toolbar contains buttons you can tap to reply to the tweet, retweet it with changes, or retweet it unchanged.


 
Mentions view


See what everyone is saying about you! Tap the "@" tab at the bottom of the screen to find all tweets mentioning you.


 
Search view


Tap the magnifying glass at the bottom of the screen and you'll see the search view. Type anything you want to search for, including hashtags and user names.


 
Favorites view


Tap the star tab at the bottom of the screen to show all the tweets and users you have favorited. To unfavorite a tweet, tap it to bring up the action toolbar. The favorite button has turned into an unfavorite button (a split star.) Tap the unfavorite tweet button and it will no longer be a favorite.


 
Settings view


Tap the "gear" tab at the bottom of the screen to navigate to Poker Tweeter's settings view.


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Tappable items in tweets




When you tap on any tweet, it is highlighted and the action toolbar moves under that tweet. Usernames, hashtags, and web links are highlighted in the tweet in a slightly different color than the rest of the tweet. You can tap these items to view user profiles, search for hashtags, and view web content.

 
Tappable profile image


Tap the profile image in a tweet to see its author's profile information. In the profile view, you can follow and unfollow them, send them a direct message if they follow you, and view their tweets.


 
Tappable author name


Tap the author's name to see their profile information. In the profile view, you can follow and unfollow them, send them a direct message if they follow you, and view their tweets.


 
Tappable @usernames


Tap any @username in a tweet to see that user's profile information. In the profile view, you can follow and unfollow them, send them a direct message if they follow you, and view their tweets.


 
Tappable #hashtags


Tap any #hashtags in a tweet to search for it in the Twitter timeline. You will see the search view, with the #hashtag in the search field. All tweets with that #hashtag will appear in the search results.


 
Tappable web links


Tap any #hashtags in a tweet to search for it in the Twitter timeline. You will see the search view, with the #hashtag in the search field. All tweets with that #hashtag will appear in the search results.


 
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The action toolbar


When you tap on any tweet, it is highlighted and the action toolbar moves under that tweet. The action toolbar's buttons let you reply to the highlighted tweet, retweet it with changes, or retweet it unchanged. You can also navigate to the profile page of the highlighted tweet's author.

 
Replying to a tweet


Tap the reply button in the action toolbar to compose a tweet in response to the tweet you've selected.


 
Retweet with changes


Tapping the retweet with changes button creates a new tweet with "RT" and the original tweeter's account name at the start of the new tweet. You can add a comment after the tweet text or do other editing before sending the edited retweet.


 
Retweet unchanged


Tap the retweet unchanged button to resend a user's tweet. You won't be given an opportunity to change it. Just tap the Retweet or Cancel buttons to confirm or cancel.


 
Favorite a tweet


Tap the favorite button to favorite a user's tweet. You'll see a star next to the tweet's "age" in the timeline. It will appear in the favorites view until you unfavorite it.


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Favorite tweets


When you tap on any tweet, it is highlighted and the action toolbar moves under that tweet. The action toolbar's buttons let you reply to the highlighted tweet, retweet it with changes, or retweet it unchanged. You can also navigate to the profile page of the highlighted tweet's author.

 
Favoriting a tweet


Tap the favorite button in the action toolbar to favorite a tweet. You'll see a star next to the tweet's "age" in the timeline. It will appear in the favorites view until you unfavorite it.


 
Viewing your favorite tweets


You can see your favorite tweets in the favorites view.


 
Unfavoriting a tweet


In the favorites view, you can unfavorite a tweet. Just tap it to bring up the action toolbar. The favorite button has turned into an unfavorite button (a split star.) Tap the unfavorite tweet button and it will no longer be a favorite.


 
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Favorite users


The favorite ★ and favorite ♠ users lists are for keeping track of users whose tweets you are especially interested in. The lists make it easy to quickly get to a favorite user's tweets instead of looking through the timeline for them. This can be very useful if you're following a large number of Twitter users.

For example, we added many of the World Series of Poker Main Event's final table players (the "November Nine") to our ♠ (poker) favorites list. This made it easy for us to see just their tweets while we tweeted and blogged the action from Las Vegas.

When you navigate to the profile page of a tweet's author, you will see two "favorite" buttons. Tap the ★ favorite button to add that user to your ★ (general) favorite list, or tap the ♠ favorite button to add that user to your ♠ (poker) favorite list. Now, when you navigate to the favorites view, you can see them in your favorites lists.

You can add and remove favorite users from your lists at any time. Those lists are stored only on your iPhone in Poker Tweeter's database, and users never know about them. Also, if you have multiple Twitter accounts, each account will have its own ★ favorites and ♠ favorites lists. You can add different favorite users for your different Twitter accounts.

 
The ★ (general) favorites list


Tap the star tab at the bottom of the screen to see the favorites view. Then tap the ★ button at the top of the screen to see the general favorite users list. You can scroll to any user in the list, then tap that row to view the user's profile. Then you can tap the tweets button to see that user's tweets, even if you are not following them.


 
The ♠ (poker) favorites list


Tap the star tab at the bottom of the screen to see the favorites view. Then tap the ♠ button at the top of the screen to see the poker-related favorite users list. You can scroll to any user in the list, then tap that row to view the user's profile. Then you can tap the tweets button to see that user's tweets, even if you are not following them.


 
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The user profile view



Tap any tweet and you'll see a toolbar pop up under it. To see the tweeter's user profile, tap the profile image on the action toolbar. You'll see their profile text, follower / following count. You'll also see whether you are following each other. And if they're following you, you can tap the "Messsage" button to send them a direct message.

 
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Follow and unfollow


The user profile shows you whether or not you are following them. If you are following them, you'll see an "unfollow" button. If you're not following them, you'll see a "follow" button.


 
Message button


On any user's user profile, you can see whether or not they are following you. If user X isn't following you, you'll see a message saying "user X is not following you." If a user is following you, you can tap the "message" button to send them a Direct Message.

Unfortunately, Twitter does not allow Twitter apps to show the direct messages that other users have sent you. Please visit Twitter.com to see your direct messages.


 
Show a user's tweets


On the user profile page, you can navigate to a page with the user's tweets. Tap the tweets button and you will see a condensed list of tweets without the user's profile image.

Tap any tweet in the list to bring up an action toolbar to enable you to reply to and retweet any of the user's tweets.


 
Add to the ★ favorites list


On the user profile page, you can add or remove a user from the ★ (general) favorites list. Just tap the ★ favorite button. The next time you go to the favorites view, you can tap on the ★ button and you will see all your ★ favorite users.

After you tap the ★ favorite button, it changes into the ★ unfavorite button. Tapping the ★ unfavorite button on any user's profile view will remove them from your ★ favorites list.

You might need to refresh the page by pulling it down and releasing ("pull-to-refresh") to see changes to your favorites lists.


 
Add to the ♠ favorites list


On the user profile page, you can add or remove a user from the ♠ (general) favorites list. Just tap the ♠ favorite button. The next time you go to the favorites view, you can tap on the ♠ button and you will see all your ♠ favorite users.

After you tap the ♠ favorite button, it changes into the ♠ unfavorite button. Tapping the ♠ unfavorite button on any user's profile view will remove them from your ♠ favorites list.

You might need to refresh the page by pulling it down and releasing ("pull-to-refresh") to see changes to your favorites lists.


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The settings view


The settings view is where you can choose your Twitter accounts and to choose Poker Tweeter options.

 
Switching accounts


You can easily switch between multiple Twitter accounts. Tap the "gear" tab to go to Poker Tweeter's settings view. Then tap the account button to see the accounts view. You'll see all the accounts that you have authorized Poker Tweeter to use. Then tap on the account that you would like to switch to.

If you would like to authorize Poker Tweeter to use another Twitter account, tap the "+" button. This will bring you to the Twitter.com login page. Enter the user name and password for another of your existing accounts, and Poker Tweeter will be able to send and receive tweets under that account name.

Please note that Poker Tweeter can not create new Twitter accounts. To create a new Twitter account, you must use a web browser to visit Twitter.com.


 
Change themes


Poker tweeter has two different color themes. You can choose between the dark and light themes by tapping the left or right side of the control.


 
Outline hearts and diamonds


One any user's user profile, you can see whether or not they are following you. If user X isn't following you, you'll see a message saying "user X is not following you." If a user is following you, you can tap the "message" button to send them a direct message.

Unfortunately, Twitter does not allow Twitter apps to show the direct messages that other users have sent you. Please visit Twitter.com to see your direct messages.


 
Card separator option


Poker Tweeter can automatically insert a hyphen between hole cards and board cards. Tap the "gear" tab at the bottom of the screen and toggle this setting on and off.


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Miscellaneous Features


 
Pull to refresh


You can refresh any of the tweet timelines by "pulling down" on the timeline, then releasing. (Note: you must be at the top of the list to use the "pull to refresh" feature.)


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