A few days ago a friend of mine suggested I give Twibble Mobile(beta) for my BlackBerry Curve 8330. Twibble is a Twitter Client that is availabe in desktop and mobile versions. I have personally never used the desktop version as I use Tweet Deck and the web GUI for most of my purposes.
I have used pretty much every Twitter client out there and had been stuck on UberTwitter Beta on my CrackBerry. It isn’t exactly pretty, but is a very functional twitter client.
Upon first glance, Twibble offers a much more attractive option. It does the BlackBerry justice and offers something more akin to the new App World interface.
Initially though, I was very unhappy with a few simple things. For one… There isn’t a “refresh” option in the menu. You have to push the “u” key on your QWERTY to update the feeds outside of the alotted schedule(which you can change between lots of options from 1 minute to never). Second, replies do not show up any differently int he main feed, so you won’t see them right off.
I am also a little dissatisfied with the programming that gets you from screen to screen. You scroll sideways on the trackball. It often lags or hangs up alltogether.
After 5 days of usage on Twibble Mobile, I am torn. The appearance is excellent. Easy to read, nice DARK background with light text, and once loaded, it is rather quick. The lack of a few things that I presume will be fixed in full release is frustrating, but if they aren’t fixed, I know that I will move on.
I haven’t uninstalled UberTwitter just yet. I wish I could just click my heals together and make them one happy BlackBerry app with everything I want(all without paying a cent… mind you!), but I can’t. I will continue to test both apps, waiting for the next beta development of each to come out.
What do you use on your CrackBerry!?!