Saturday, May 09, 2009

Twitter For BlackBerry, ÜberTwitter Beta-2

ÜberTwitter Beta-2
After writing about twitterrific for iPhone, I thought I should write about the twitter app for Blackberry I use. The program is Ubertwitter which is still in beta. I have been plying actually using Ubertwitter almost a month since it went on beta. But with all the feedback and the developers own doing a new beta version, ÜberTwitter Beta-2 was released yesterday! The release rolls out a large number of new features, some of which I have listed below. If you download and use the app, please let the developers know your feature needs, issues or bugs.You can download it directly from the developers site.

Below are some of the features and bug fixes included in this release:

  • Full tweet shown in timeline, rows are variable in size
  • Two notification profiles, one for new tweets and another for replies
  • View your list of friends and all of their details
  • View your list of followers and all of their details
  • View when a user joined twitter
  • Added 'Follow' to context menu when clicking on @screenname from within any application on your BlackBerry
  • Added a free-form search screen, allowing users access to the full power of Twitter Search
  • We now support the built-in GPS as an option
  • Added options to control the number of tweets initially retrieved and how many to maintain in your timeline
  • Added options to control the number of avatar images cached
  • Add thumbnails of pics attached to tweets in the timeline, either from twitpic, or from UberTwitter
  • Add larger pics attached to tweets in the full tweet view, supports twitpic, or from UberTwitter
  • Mark a tweet as a Favorite
  • Remove favorite from a tweet
  • View another users favorites
  • View your timeline
  • We now support WiFi if its available
  • Support for ScrollWheel devices (87xx)
  • More options for automatic refresh, including a manual mode
  • Increased screen name field size on Options screen
  • Increase GTalk user field size on Options screen
  • Some decrease in battery usage, but we have more work to do here
  • Bug fix - Fonts not resetting on change
  • Bug fix - Line feeds in tweets were causing an ArrayOutOfBounds Exception
  • Bug fix - Icon cache would grow FOREVER! (memory leak)
  • Bug fix - Race condition would cause lockup on starting UberTwitter


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