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We are delighted to be one of Twitter’s partners as part of the launch of their new mobile and web cards. Starting today, embedded Path moments that have been syndicated to Twitter are now optimized in expanded Tweets, and the shared content deep links directly to Path.
Path 2.5 was released a short while ago and eagle eyed @valentmustamin noticed that the placement of notifications looks just like how it is on Google+ for iPad. Previously notifications on Path was placed its own screen which gave the app a much cleaner look and this new placement unfortunately clutters the side bar. On top of that, there’s a toggle at the bottom to switch between notifications meant for you and those meant for your friends, which ended up cluttering the screen even further. Path has introduced far too many interface elements for this particular function.
Google+ on the iPhone sensibly puts notification on its own screen so as to avoid cluttering the side bar.
We are excited to announce seven new languages available on Path: Dutch, Norwegian, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, and UK English. That’s in addition to the nine that were already available: Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. By our math, that’s 16 languages in all!
Sarah Lacy hates live blogging apparently. We kind of too, it distracts us from paying attention to what is being said or what is happening at an event and really understanding the situation. Having said that, Path’s Dave Morin shared a lot of information earlier about the company, what it’s doing, and where it’s heading. It also just released a new version of the app that addresses a lot of issues and added some brand new features, one of which is only available on iPhone 4S. Damn you Morin.
After about a week of name-calling and finger-pointing, Apple released a statement regarding the whole contacts list controversy. The issue blew up when software developer Arund Thampi found out that Path had been discreetly uploading contact lists from members’ devices to its servers so it could provide accurate matches of friends to add to their networks.
“Apps that collect or transmit a user’s contact data without their prior permission are in violation of our guidelines*,” Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr told AllThingsD. “We’re working to make this even better for our customers, and as we have done with location services, any app wishing to access contact data will require explicit user approval in a future software release.”