TweetGenius for BlackBerry: it's war on the Twitter streets

By on May 5, 2009 at 5:00 PM.

TweetGenius for BlackBerry: it's war on the Twitter streets

For those of you who haven’t yet fainted after reading the title, we have something extra special to share with you. It is a new BlackBerry Twitter application called TweetGenius — yes, it’s something that my team has cooked up, and we think the world of it. Dossy Shiobara, BlackBerry developer extraordinaire and myself have worked countless hours on bringing this application from a concept to a full-fledged Twitter communication tool. Up until now there have been a bunch of new Twitter clients popping up (UberTwitter, SocialScope, etc.) that have all missed that BlackBerry feel—the thing that every BlackBerry application is supposed to be have. You know, that let’s show off what a BlackBerry can do type of deal. We think we’ve created something this fabulous and past all the sexy visual effects (oh man, that *poof* effect is addicting), this is an application that works and works really well. It’s chock full of features — sending your GPS location, uploading pictures, unread tweet counters, keyboard shortcuts — and we’re now ready to soft-launch it. As of this moment, TweetGenius is available to purchase for a nominal fee for the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve 8900 devices. Don’t feel left out though, it is only a matter of days before we launch support for the BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Curve 83xx and BlackBerry 88xx! Take a look at the short video sneak peak above, check out the application on the TweetGenius website, and more importantly, let us know what you think! Your TweetGenius experience is something we will take very seriously and we will incorporate as much user feedback as humanely possible in future updates. And hey, give us a little credit–We had over 50 testers and the application never leaked — ironic, eh?

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SocialScope for BlackBerry

By on January 10, 2009 at 12:01 PM.

SocialScope for BlackBerry

A bunch of us here at BGR have been using SocialScope for BlackBerry for the last couple weeks and boy, does this application rock! For those of you not keeping up with the news, it’s a brand new app that extends Twitter and Facebook functionality right to the ‘Berry. For starters, at least for me personally, it took a little bit of a break-in period to get used to the layout and organization of it as opposed to TwitterBerry, but I think we can pretty much go and call out one of our “dead and buried” statements for TwitterBerry. If they don’t come with something incredible extremely soon, we think SocialScope will end up kicking the crap out of them and stealing their lunch money. It’s chocked full of features, and everything works real smoothly together. One of our favorite ones? Notifications are pretty much damn near real-time.

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