Twitter is one of the most popular online services, and recent traffic boom (just recently twitter reached digg’s market share) proves that. But what option do we have to Twitt on Blackberry?
Some fast googline for “twitter” and “blackberry” reveals TwitterBerry as the most popular choice. TwitterBerry is free, easy mobile aplication for any BlackBerry (it works on most RIM devices from 7000, 8000 series, to Bold and even brand new Storm).
What is really good, is that TwitterBerry allows you to psot updates and follow your friends thru dta network, supporting BlackBerry Internet Browsing Service (BIS-B or BIBS), BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and even direct TCP data connection (which means it will use WiFi when you are in coverage and connected to SSID), meaning you can stop spending your money on SMSs to update yourself…
TwitterBerry works on BlackBerry OS 4.1.0+ (but if you want TwitPic support, you better update to BlackBerry OS 4.2 and newer). It is a lightweight application, which you can install over the air (OTA), by following instructions on web page of producer, Orangatame Software.
TwitterBerry allows you to update your status, upload picture to TwitPic (just open media viewer, select the picture, and while in full scren mode, select “Send to TwitterBerry”. When TwitterBerry opens, just write the comment under the picture and submit – and you are done!).
With a single click from the BlackBerry home screen, you can input Twitter updates, follow and answer replies… Great feature is a timeline, that lets you view your latest posts and the last public posts of friends you are following.
You can access TwitterBerry faster via the BlackBerry menu key.
With version 0.7 and 0.8 you can now refresh friends’ timelines, replies and personal timelines from within application. Changes include also longer list of tweets (200 instead of 20), direct message sending and view your direct message inbox, new network indicator dialogs… You can mark tweets as favorite or delete them from any timeline. URLs in tweets can be selected and opened in your BlackBerry Browser
TwitterBerry can even automatically update Twitter streams and provide notifications. It allows you to set update period for data polling – from 1 minute to few hours. For hard core tweeters one poll per minute is recommended setting, and TwetterBerry is not responsible for not going beyond this, as Twitter itself limits the number of tweet requests to about 70 per hour. Therefore to avoid service interruptions on your Twitter account, TwitterBerry pulls less frequently. But – this limitation is just for data polling – Twitter does not limit the number of tweets you post.
You can download TwitterBerry from your BlackBerry. Just open browser and visit http://orangatame.com/ota/twitterberry/ on your BlackBerry, and follow with installation…
Hint: Save time and use shortcuts on all list screens: ‘r’ to reply, and ‘d’ to send a direct message! Enjoy!