I'm a huge social media lover & always like to keep myself updated on what my friends are doing & what's going on in the world. When I first got my BlackBerry in May of last year, the first application that I downloaded was Twitter For BlackBerry. At the time, I didn't know better & was mesmerized by it. Over the following months, I slowly learnt of other options, such as Blaq, HootSuite & SocialScope, which all brought new features & a more friendly UI.
Well, today I am please to announce that RIM has finally launched Twitter for BlackBerry v2.0 in BlackBerry Beta Zone!
This new version brings many new tweaks to the UI & new features, including:
- Redesigned Nav Bar
The Nav Bar has a whole new look with simplified icons that provide a cleaner layout and a more familiar Twitter experience. With a single click, you can quickly access your Home Timeline, @Mentions, Messages, Lists, perform a search from the new Single Search Screen, or submit a tweet with the new “Compose Tweet” button accessible from anywhere in the app.
- New Compose Tweet Button
The new “Compose Tweet” button in Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones 2.0 is a single touch-point for creating new tweets from anywhere in the app, making it easier than ever to share your location (if setting is enabled) and photos with your followers.
- Single Search Screen
With the new Single Search Screen in Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones 2.0, you can search for tweets, tweets nearby, people, as well as go-to @users all from a single location. From the new Single Search Screen, you can also view Trending Topics and Saved Searches – unifying the entire Twitter Search experience.
Another great feature for BlackBerry 6 users: Twitter Search works with Universal Search on your BlackBerry smartphone. Search for anything, and Universal Search will pull in relevant results from your entire BlackBerry smartphone, including all Search categories within Twitter.
- External Notifications
A new application header notifies you when you receive other types of messages, like BBM messages or email, as well as displaying your network connectivity while in the Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones app – meaning you no longer need to leave the application in order to discover the types of new external notifications you have.
- New Black/Chrome Color Scheme
The color scheme throughout the app has been updated to be consistent with the look of the Twitter brand.