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Original author(s)Theus Hossmann
Developer(s)Theus Hossmann, Paolo Carta, Franck Legendre, Dominik Schatzmann, and others
Initial releaseApril 2, 2013
Stable release
0.9.3 / April 16, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-04-16)
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.3 Gingerbread and up
PlatformAndroid phones
Available inEnglish, German/Swiss German, French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Serbian, Hebrew
TypeTwitter client
LicenseGNU GPL v3

Twimight was an open source Android client for the social networking site Twitter. The client let users view in real time "tweets" or micro-blog posts on the Twitter website as well as publish their own.

Added value

In addition to being a fully functional, ad-free and open-source [1] Twitter client, Twimight allowed communication if the cellular network is unavailable (for example, in case of a natural disaster). Twimight was also equipped with a feature called the "disaster mode",[2][3][4] which users could enable or disable at will. When the disaster mode was enabled and the cellular network was down, Twimight used peer-to-peer communication to let users tweet in any circumstance. Enabling the disaster mode enabled on the phone's Bluetooth transceiver and connected the user to other nearby phones. This created a mobile ad hoc network or MANET, which could be used, for example, to locate missing persons even when the communication infrastructure had failed.


Twimight started out as a project for a Master thesis at ETH Zurich in the spring of 2011.


  1. ^ Theus Hossmann (2013-04-22). "Twimight: The mighty open source Twitter client for Android!". Google Code. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  2. ^ Hossmann, T.; Legendre, F.; Carta, P.; Gunningberg, P.; Rohner, C. (2011). "Twitter in disaster mode: opportunistic communication and distribution of sensor data in emergencies". Proceedings of the 3rd Extreme Conference on Communication: The Amazon Expedition. Manaus, Brasil: ACM. doi:10.1145/2414393.2414394. ISBN 978-1-4503-1079-6.
  3. ^ Hossmann, T.; Legendre, F.; Carta, P.; Gunningberg, P.; Rohner, C. (2011). "Twitter in disaster mode: security architecture". Proceedings of the Special Workshop on Internet and Disasters. Tokyo, Japan: ACM. doi:10.1145/2079360.2079367. ISBN 978-1-4503-1044-4.
  4. ^ "SCAMPI application TWIMIGHT in Google Play". SCAMPI EU FP7 FIRE Project 2010 - 2013. 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-04-23.

External links

  • The Twimight development website