The official Twitter app for BlackBerry is designed to let you tweet quickly and easily as you move around.
How does the app look?
The Twitter app is neat and compact in its design. A toolbar across the top of the interface provides shortcuts to various things you might like to do on Twitter. There are icons linking to: Home (the timeline), Mentions, Lists, Profile, Messages, Find People, Twitter Search and Trends.
All in all, each of these various sections of Twitter for BlackBerry are well implemented and easy to use. However, the timeline feels like it still needs a bit of work to make it more usable. By default you can only view three or four tweets on screen at a time, and there's no scroll bar to indicate how far down the timeline you are. Scrolling all the way back up can become a painful and irritating process. It would be nice if there were a button to jump straight back to the top.
Tweeting with Twitter for BlackBerry
Tweeting from the official BlackBerry Twitter client is a user friendly experience. You can type your tweet directly into the tweet box on the home page and add photos by clicking on the icon below this box. Photos are automatically uploaded to YFrog. Automatic URL shortening is included by default in Twitter for BlackBerry.
Twitter for BlackBerry integrates with your phone's messages inbox, allowing you to receive notifications of replies and mentions without having to open the app. The Twitter app also pipes into BlackBerry Messenger, allowing you to share your latest tweet as your BBM personal message, and even access your contacts' Twitter accounts from their BlackBerry Messenger profiles.
There are plenty of options to tinker with in the Twitter BlackBerry client. You can play around with the fonts, set geo-tagging onto your tweets, change the number of tweets per refresh, alter the refresh rate, and more.
On the whole, the official BlackBerry Twitter client makes for a simple and reliable way to follow and tweet from your device.
- Send and receive photos in direct messages
- Save a Tweet as a draft and send when you're ready
- Refreshed look to the navigation bar