Twitter for BlackBerry v1.1 has finally made the jump from Beta Zone to app World. This update bring a newer, more fluid UI & a new branding.
**It may take a few hours before you see this update in App World**
Some of the new features include:
You now have the option to attach your location based on neighbourhood and city to any tweet, and view others' geo-tagged tweets in BlackBerry Maps. (Note: To enable geo-tagging please follow these steps within the Twitter app, Menu > Options > Add location to tweet)
- Push @Mentions
Now you can easily stay up-to-date on who is mentioning you at any given time!
- Tweet Count Notifications
Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones 1.1 lets you know the number of new tweets that are waiting for you to view, integrated right into the tweet notification. How convenient is that?!
- #Topic Autocomplete
Similar to the functionality of @User autocomplete, you can now easily tweet #Topics with the help of the #Topic autocomplete feature. Simply begin typing the #Topic you are looking for, and Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones 1.1 will auotcomplete the topic based on your previous tweets and #Topic selections.
- DM Redesign
If you make use of the Direct Message (DM) functionality then you’ll definitely notice the DM redesign in this version of Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones. Direct Messages has been renamed to Messages to align with the online Twitter experience. We’ve also redesigned the Messages interface to follow a threaded conversation style similar to BBM.
- Screen Refresh
It’s now easier than ever to refresh your Tweet timeline while using a touch-screen device! We have implemented a new pull-to-refresh feature which allows you to simply pull down on the top part of your touch screen and release for your updated Twitter messages list. Refreshing has never been easier!
- Refreshed Twitter Branding
Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones 1.1 graphics have been updated to align with the new look of the Twitter brand – more specifically, the classic Twitter ‘T’ has been replaced by the Twitter bird.