Twitter App for Blackberry - Comments and Suggestions
New Twitter app has been out for a few days now as a "Private Beta", and the "Public Beta" is on its way. Before RIM launches its Public Beta they would like to get a feel for the original product first, hopefully to try and correct somethings before the next release. Today at work (I wok for AT&T), I was visited by a RIM Rep. She asked me what I thought of the new Twitter app. So I gave her a few tips and things I would like to see changed. I then asked her what she thought about polling the Blackberry Community, she loved the idea as they need more info.
That's where you come in. I gave her the link to the discussion board below so that she can read though and collect feedback for RIM. They said they would love to hear what the BBOS members had to say about Twitter for Blackberry. So lets give her the feedback RIM so desperatly neeeds. I don't know about you guys, but I am excited to know that RIM will actually be reading this thread!!!
Lets keep this thread full of useful suggestions and person opinions and rants to yourself please. (They will be deleted)
EDIT: Thanks for the good replies, my Blackberry contact just BBM'd me and said she read a few posts, and liked the feedback. Lets try and get this thread full of useful opinions. Maybe our ideas will be heard by RIM!
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Last edited by TheOnlyJrod; 02-16-2010 at 09:58 PM.
Here's my tip: Get the functionality of Ubertwitter, and the UI of SocialScope, and you got a winner!
I haven't tried the T4BB app yet, but it sounds like the only functions it offers are those available when using the website. The reason people love apps like Ubertwitter so much is because they offer way more functionality than the Twitter website (such as auto complete for friends names and 'reply all', just to name a couple).
A huge plus that this app seems to offer though is the way it is integrated with everything else - BBM, Message folder, ect...
It will be interesting to see if they really do follow this thread and if they respond to any of the suggestions or even provide release date info and such.
Maybe they are really awesome and will shoot out a few invite codes on here to those who give out good ideas???! Good way to find good beta testers if you ask me!
I sent several comments via e-mail.
I think they can really build this app up to be a great one, especially if they work on the full integration with BBM groups and or contacts.
Other stuff like multiple accounts, facebook integration, font size selection, bubble or block tweet selection, retweet from an open message, integration of @replies and direct messages in main timeline, etc were also suggested.
I want to be able to retweet my friends even if they're private and add a comment to that retweet. I don't like that I have to click on public profiles twice to retweet what they say and still not able to add to that retweet. I need to get my pics on my tweets in portrait view, not happening now. Don't like that I have to scroll to get to every menu option like, home, @ replies, update, add pic when you should only have to do that when you hit the menu bb button. Don't know if this is part of the beta version, but I only see two tweets at a time and have too scroll to continue to see more. I also am not liking that the keyboard option is not available to hide when you first enter the app, and that's been every time you go in and out of it. It gives you the option once you send a new tweet. On Ubertwiter you can see what apps your friends are tweeting from and on blackberry twitter app, you have to click on their tweet to see that, and I like that on ubertwitter. I dont see an exit button, how do I stop it from continuing to run?
I do like the look of it, it has potential. I like that it integrates with bbm, web pages are able to be tweeted. I love the conversation part of it also, it lets you see what was replied to. I am wanting RIM to be my #1 twitter app, since I am a blackberry user!! I can be hooked with these few fixes. Thanks!!
update:: I see where you can rt without clicking 2x on public profiles.
Last edited by fwdiva; 02-16-2010 at 07:20 PM.
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I have the app and really like it. I love the UI. I would like to see a friend picker option ( like the one in UberTwitter and SocialScope) also push @replies, or at least get notified when I receive on.
I really like the UI. Don't mess with that. But the app is very slow due to icons not caching and @mentions not cached. For me, fix the speed problems and add some basic functions others have mentioned. Then you can compete with the 3rd party clients.
The app itself is not that nice for me, i love the integration, but reading twits on it kinda ... Sucks
Twit catching is a must
Push for @ replies too
And all that ui over the twits should be hideable, look at ubertwitter/socialscope/twitgenius. You can see 3 or more twits onscreen, on the official app there is too much clutter above the twits, it gets hard to know where you left reading before, etc
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Keep the good feedback coming...
Last edited by TheOnlyJrod; 02-17-2010 at 07:46 AM.
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