BlackBerry Twitter Application Public Beta Starts Tonight

BlackBerry Twitter Application Public Beta Starts Tonight

While yesterday we talked about Blackberry getting Google Maps 4.0, it seems another major app is about to reach the BB. Info coming from RIM (Research in Motion – the Blackberry producers) states that tonight, the Blackberry Twitter application will go public beta. The first impressions of the Beta Blackberry Twitter application were not so good but it seems that the early beta application has been through a lot of changes that made it more interesting than it was at first. From the looks of it, I for one am very impressed and as soon as possible I am going to grab the Beta Twitter Application for my blackberry. Wanna give it a shot? You can get it from the Application World Test Center tonight.

Information about the New Tweets and @Replies/Mentions
– If a @reply/mention is received, then the user will be notified with a splat on the BlackBerry home screen ribbon as well as the application icon
– The users will be notified of new tweets in the BlackBerry Messages list

Twitter Lists Functionality
– The special option to build a list of Twitter users on any subject
– Users can now view other users’ lists
– Ability to add members to the list and view subscribers of the lists

Profile Editing
– From the application, users can edit their own Twitter profile
– Users can also change their profile image from the application

Personalization Settings
– Users can make the application look the way they like with the ability to:
– Change the font/style to their own preferred choice
– Show/hide the navigation bar and tweetbox

Enlarged Avatar (Profile Picture) Viewing
– Users can easily click on the Twitter profile picture and it will be enlarged for a better viewing abilitie

Improved in-Application Caching/Polling
– Increased on-device caching for Timeline; Mentions to improve application performance

Here are some new function on the Twitter BlackBerry Application:
– Push Notifications for Direct Messages
– Following & Followers
– User/Saved/Keyword/Proximity Search
– Trending Topics
– Tweet Photos/Links
– Timeline Support
– Seamless integration into core BlackBerry Applications
– URL Shortening
– Posting, Sending, Deleting, Replying and Re-Tweeting Tweets
– Auto Update