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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weekly App Round-Up: March 8th, 2011

Posted by Steven McPherson in "Windows Phone Software" @ 08:00 AM

This week's app round-up includes 4 apps that I think are really beginning to show the power of the Windows Phone 7 platform and the dynamic content that is starting to become available for the platform.

Included are a new Twitter client, a universal printing application, a contact sender for forwarding contact info directly from the people hub to other contacts, and finally a Groupon browser.


First up is moTweets an application that has been around the Windows Mobile platform for awhile and has only gotten better with its addition to the Windows Phone marketplace. For Twitter users, this is the app for you on the Windows Phone platform. The application is clean, simple and easy to use. On first impression, the one feature that I think should be added is the ability to resize the text within the tweets.

Some of the interesting new features include the inclusion of location based info in your tweets and a ability to truly see what's going on around you. The "Near Me" thread enables you to not only see the tweets of those around you but their last mapped location. This could have some interesting uses in itself but for now it makes for a pretty cool visual.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Twitter Apps Abound For Windows Phone 7

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 06:00 PM

"One of the first complaints most of us had about Windows Phone 7 at launch was the lack of Twitter support when Facebook was so well integrated. It has been a couple of months since we have had Windows Phone 7 devices and we now see at least five dedicated Twitter applications available for the platform."

If you've been patiently waiting for a Windows Phone 7 twitter app, or you haven't found one to your liking, it may be time to have another look. Matthew Miller at ZDNet has done a very nice job of summarizing the options you currently have. Included in his roundup are Birdsong, Beezz, Twitt - A Twitter Client, Seesmic, and Twitter. Have a look through his article then download one of the apps. You could be tweeting within minutes!

Tags: software, twitter

Friday, November 12, 2010

So I Guess Social Media Isn't a Fad?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Status Updates" @ 05:00 PM

A quick note for all readers of all sites: since this whole "Social Media" thing isn't going away any time soon, we've decided to modernize our sites a bit by adding both a Twitter "Re-Tweet" button and a Facebook "Like" button to the bottom of every post. If you find one of our stories useful, interesting, and worth sharing with others, please use the buttons. Thanks so much, and let us know if you see any problems. Right now we're using the basic Facebook integration rather than the deeper one that requires more coding work, but it should do the trick for now. And if you're using Twitter, you'll find our Twitter feeds in the upper right-hand corner of each site.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Twitter App for Windows Phone 7

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Software" @ 03:30 PM

Given the utterly broken state of many current Windows Phone Twitter apps - I never did post about how pissed I am that applications like TouchTwit simply stopped working when Twitter turned on their new authentication system and many developers don't care about updating their apps - it's exciting to see new apps that will support Twitter in a slick, easy to use way.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Twikini Will Stop Working August 31

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone Software" @ 06:30 AM

If you are using Twikini for your Twitter fix on your Windows Mobile Phone, enjoy it while it lasts. Twitter has changed its authentication method to make things more secure and more trouble free for end users. All Twitter clients need to be updated to take advantage of this. Those that don't will see slowdowns beginning August 16th until August 31st, where the old method of authentication will be blocked altogether.

That's right, we got your money and don't need you anymore.

Trinket Software, the makers of Twikini, are throwing in the towel on Windows Mobile 6.x and despite collecting a good bit of revenue from users of the popular software, they will make no effort to update the client. Instead, they say it will return for Windows Phone 7 late this year.

As someone who has purchased two clients, one for my wife and one for me, I am not a happy camper. I can assure you that if they don't reverse this decision, they will never get another penny from me for any other platform. I'd sooner use the web client, which isn't too bad actually as Twitter has improved it lately, than support a developer of a recent and popular app that drops all support for a paid product. I just noticed in my Quicken records that I paid for Twikini last summer, so barely a year after using it, poof, it is gone. So are at least two of your loyal customers Trinket Software.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Seesmic Shows Off A Pretty Windows Phone 7 Twitter Client... 2 Months Ago

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Software" @ 07:00 PM

"The company just announced a Silverlight-based plug-in platform and SDK at MIX, too, and Seesmic (Seesmic) for Windows Phone will support that. So, as you can see below, Bing Maps integration is included, and more creative ideas from third-parties will be possible, too. Seesmic has already released apps for BlackBerry (BlackBerry Rocks!) and Google (Google) Android (Android) smartphones, but not for Apple's iPhone (iPhone). The Windows Phone version appears basic in terms of features, with the exception of the Silverlight plug-in support. However, it does look gorgeous, and it fits in well with Windows Phone 7's style and aesthetics."

So here's a weird one. The Mashable post that I got the above shots from went live March 15, during the MiX madness. We posted that Seesmic had put a few things out there at that time, but never explicitly covered this client - and apparently no one else did either. Now that it's a slow news day, some have dug up Mashable's post and are treating it as if it's new. Maybe I'm missing something, but it looks like old (albeit interesting & cool) news just now surfacing. Better late than never!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Twikini 2.1 Released

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone Software" @ 08:00 AM

Twikini 2.1 has been released. 2.0 was released last week but I held off on posting about it because it had adopted the new Twitter Retweet method. Twikini 2.1 now gives you the choice to use the new method or the old "RT" method. Many people, myself included, aren't a fan of the new method.

2.x has also added the ability to geotag your tweets. Unfortunately it still retains the bug where long tweets require you to tap on them to see the full text. It is a free upgrade to 1.x owners. There is a free trial and you can pick up the app for $4.95 if you like it.

Tags: twitter, twikini

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Windows Phone "Lost Without My Phone" Giveaway

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 06:00 AM

"We're all lost without our phones. So this holiday season, we're giving away three brand new Windows® phones from Verizon & AT&T for tweets that share your most embarrassing lost phone story. How creative can you be in under 140 characters?"

Running until December 10th, the "Lost Without My Phone" giveaway is simple to enter - just follow and send a tweet to @windowsphone explaining your most embarrassing lost phone story. Fitting that into 140 characters will be quite a challenge, but three Windows phones are on the line, so go for it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

TouchTwit for Windows Mobile Coming Soon

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 06:00 AM

TouchTwit is a new Twitter app coming to WinMo devices soon. Chris Leckness at Mobility Site has a video. As Chris suggests, this could give Twikini a run for its money. There is no word on pricing yet. It should arrive in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile store soon. Hopefully, it will also appear on a website for download so the remaining 99.9% of us without WinMo 6.5 can take a look too.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

moTweets For Windows Mobile

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 07:00 AM

PanoramicSoft has released a Twitter client for Windows Mobile. It is free, but claims to be "ad supported." It requires a touch screen so only WinMo Professional devices are allowed. Key features include:

  • Support for multiple Twitter accounts
  • Ability to upload pics from your camera or photo album
  • GPS support to post your location

Tags: twitter

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Twaddle Twitter Client

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 12:00 AM

There is yet another Twitter client for Windows Mobile phones. This one is called Twaddle and it is free. Just a few of the features it has include:

  • All the normal Twitter stuff, like viewing your timelime, retweeting, @replies, etc.
  • Geotagging your tweets and viewing Google maps of other geotagged tweets.
  • Local cashing of tweets

If you've been looking for a WinMo client or aren't happy with your current client for Twitter, check this one out.

Tags: twitter, twaddle

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Twikini 1.3 Released

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 09:00 PM

Twikini has beet tweaked yet again. Current enhancements include:

  • An "I'm here" feature that uses your current GPS location and adds a Google map URL to your tweet.
  • Improved TwitPic functionality that allows you to open the image in your browser or Twikini. Now if only people would use TwitPic instead of other services.
  • GPS actions can be canceled if initialization is taking too long.

There are some miscellaneous bug fixes too. It is a free upgrade for all Twikini 1.x owners.

Update: 1.4 has just been released. No functional improvements, but language support for German, Dutch, Italian and Danish have been added.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Twikini: Rocking Twitter On Your Smartphone

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Software" @ 12:20 PM

"Twikini offers a powerful and efficient way to use Twitter on your phone. It conveniently updates your favorite feeds in the background, and leverages the camera, GPS, media, touch screen, keyboard, graphics and storage capabilities of your device. Our goal is to make Twikini the best designed Twitter app for Windows devices in the world."

If you're doing the Twitter thing, you know it's all about having a good software client. Sure, you can use the mobile Twitter Web site, but that gets you only the basics. Twikini brings with it a bunch of great features, including the ability to post your GPS location or coordinates, and the ability to interact with Twitter in all the ways that matter: direct messages, replies, etc. Best of all, Twikini is nice and cheap - only $4.95 USD, and you get another Trinket Software application thrown in, such as the awesome PowerSMS (a really great app). It's realy great to see fresh new developers embracing the Windows Mobile platform and bringing quality applications to the table - nice work Trinket Software!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Twikini 1.1 Released

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 08:00 AM

Twikini released 1.0 recently and before I could post on it, 1.1 has been released. The svelte Twitter app for Windows Mobile phones now supports Direct Messages, multiple accounts, the ability to view the public timeline, faster refreshes and a quicker startup time. And for those that were using 1.0, the Exit menu item has been returned in 1.1

Twikini 1.1

Twikini works on all Windows Mobile devices version 5 and higher. The prices can be found here, which range from free to $9.95 depending on usage.

Tags: twitter

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Windows Mobile 6.5 is DONE!

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone News" @ 02:46 AM

"For the record, Windows Mobile 6.5 is DONE... complete... looks really good IOHO and every bit functional. ping us if u want to know more."

There you have it - straight from the developers mouths... or tweets. Windows Mobile 6.5 is done. Stick a fork in it because it is good to go. Now all we have to do is wait around for one of hardware manufacturers to bestow one of these brand spanking new devices on us. Hopefully we will not have to wait too long.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Fast Twitter Client For WinMo - Twikini

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 05:00 PM

"Twikini offers a powerful and efficient way to use Twitter on your phone. It conveniently updates your favorite feeds in the background, and leverages the camera, GPS, media, touch screen, keyboard, graphics and storage capabilities of your device."

It is in public beta right now. It claims to be fast, and first impressions is that it is, something I've found other WinMo Twitter clients aren't at all. In fact, it is so fast, I have just uninstalled one of my other Twitter clients that took forever to launch and refresh the screen and statuses of my friends. It is a paltry 75KB download and works on all Windows Mobile 5 and higher devices, both Standard and Pro.

It has other features like TwitPic integration, post updates on location via GPS, tweet your current song details from WMP and more. Check it out. Did I mention it was fast?

Tags: twitter

Saturday, April 11, 2009

ceSnipURL Shortens URLs For Social Network Sites

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Software" @ 05:00 PM

ceSnipURL is a free utility to convert long URLs into short URLs, which comes in handy for sites like Twitter and Facebook where you have a very limited number of characters to update your status. It automatically uses URLs from the clipboard and once converted, puts them back on the clipboard so you can paste them into your app.

I know a lot of Twitter clients for the Windows Mobile already do this, but some of us prefer to use SMS and PIE for our twitter needs, so this allows us a quick way to shorten URLs before posting. I cannot tell from the site if this works on Standard or not. The screenshot is of a Pro (touch-screen) device. If anyone with a Standard device tries this, let us know how it works.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

fring 2.0 Adds Support for Twitter to Windows Mobile

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Software" @ 09:59 AM

"fring is a mobile internet community and communication service that allows friends to connect, share experiences and enhance their online communities together. Using your handset′s internet connection, you can interact with friends on all your favourite social networks including Skype®, MSN Messenger®, Google Talk, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo! and AIM®. You can listen to music with your friends, check out what each other are up to on Facebook, receive alerts of new Google Mail and tailor make your very own fring by adding more cool experiences from fringAdd-ons."

I'm not a fring user myself, but if you are, the newly-added support for Twitter might be exactly what you've been waiting for. Any fring users out there? What do you think of the product/service?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shaq Talks Windows Mobile with Fans

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Talk" @ 04:00 PM

Twitter has blown up over the last year. With the increasing amount of celebrities that are now joining the social network it is hard to keep track of who is real and who isn't. Jesse Bearden of Phoenix, Arizona was having a discussion with his friend Sean about one of the more popular Twitter real life celebrities, Shaquille O'Neal. Jesse not being convinced that @The_Real_Shaq was really the real Shaq decided they should head down to a local dinner where Shaq said he was grabbing a bite to eat over Twitter. Once they got to the restaurant not only did they find out that it was indeed the real Most Dominant Ever blowing up the Twitter scene, they also learned that he is probably one of the coolest celebrities ever. Shaquille not only invited them to come over and sit with him and take a few pictures, in which he encouraged them to upload to their websites, but he also took some time to talk technology with them and showed off his Google Android device and even took one of the guy’s devices and asked "What's this got? Windows Mobile?" Sure this isn't the most eventful Windows Mobile news ever, but it is fun to see that not only are there cool celebrities out there, that they even know their gadgets and tech. Once more Twitter pulls through in bringing people together and giving us another good story to tell.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Windows Mobile Developers Give Away Games Over Twitter

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Software" @ 10:12 PM

"The Windows Mobile Developer Team is giving away free games to some cool WM games over at their Twitter account. Follow them here : Some games that they’re giving away are Guitar Hero 3, Texas Hold’em and more."

Yep, that is right. You did not misread the heading. The Windows Mobile development team is now utilizing Twitter to give away registration codes for some of Windows Mobile hottest games. The single use codes are first come first serve and you can snatch them up by following the Windows Mobile Dev team on Twitter at @wmdev.

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