Push / Sync Overview & Setup Guide

Instant Push Notification

When another Twitter user sends you a mention or direct message, you will be notified instantly on your iPhone or iPad. Just like an SMS message!

Unread & Mute Syncing

When you use Echofon you are always shown tweets you haven’t read. We send the ID of the last tweet you read to our server in order to start you off in the right place later.

Echofon Mute settings are also synced between apps.

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Push/Sync Requires a One-Time Setup

1. iPhone/iPad Setup

Enter the settings screen for the account you want to set up (tap the Menu button on the navigation bar, tap edit, tap the account) and then tap “Push Notification”. Make sure you set sleep time appropriately. Then tap “Sync with Desktop” to enable sync.

2. Firefox/Mac Setup

Firefox

Open the Echofon preferences by right-clicking the Echofon logo in the Firefox status bar. Press the “Sync with iPhone” button and follow the instructions to authorize your account on the Echofon Push/Sync server. This server handles the syncing between your computer and your iPhone/iPad.

Mac

Open Echofon preferences in the Echofon menu. Under 'Accounts' choose the account you would like to sync and then click on the 'iPhone Sync' tab. Click the sync button and follow the instructions to authorize your account on the Echofon Push/Sync server.

Push Notifications

This process also enables push notifications. This means you will receive a notification on your iPhone/iPad whenever you are mentioned in a tweet or receive a direct message. After authorizing your Twitter account you will be prompted to alter these settings.