The lack of "Featured article" is to be considered as a bug that will reduce all the functionality of a News Portal.
It is more than 6 months that I am waiting a solution on this, and this is sure not professional.
The feature you are describing was not there by design. There are many ways to accomplish this by configuring the zones. I think giving one star to such a comprehensive and well-designed product is very extreme.
I encourage the readers to check out the demo for yourself and decide if it deserves a 1 star :-)
Merav, CEO, iJoomla.com
Thanks for your kind support!
All the problems have been solved also in holiday time.
And surely it solves very well all the last problems with Twitter display. Thanks guys
Just wanted to say think you for your feedback!
The app is still under development even if a stable version has been released. This is very good because the developer listen to your necessities through a tracking bug system where you can insert even your whishes. Very fast response in support even in holiday time.