Twitterbox on the N900

Unfortunately, the much loved Gravity Twitter/Facebook client for S60 hasn’t been, and seems as if it may not get ported over to Maemo. Perhaps when Symbian goes full Qt for developers and is widely adopted, we’ll see an easy transition. Having said there, are really no flagship clients for the N900 either. Witter is under development and is slowly coming along, I personally don’t like the current UI – but the code revamp will allow Daniel to make changes for the better. Mauku? Well, just not enough features but it does have an easy-to-use backend and clean interface. I’ve been using Hahlo or Dabr since I got my N900  – but all that changed when I got a hold of Twitterbox.

Twitterbox is a Twitter-only client, written with the power of Qt and has a very nice interface and experience. It is still alpha, but it’s very useable. Here are some screenshots and a rudimentary look at Twitterbox 0.1.1.

 

Nice graphical icon depicting the Twitter bird:

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First window, login screen. The “Remember Me” button doesn’t work, and there’s also a small bug – when selecting the password text box, the cursor stays in the username box. I enter the password first, then username:

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Since these are stills, you don’t see the nice sliding animation and progress rotation icon. It’s nice. Trust me:

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While updating the followers feed, the text becomes visible under the progress cursor, probably due to a recursive transparency function. Not a hard fix, hopefully it’s cleaned up soon:

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The only feeds you can currently view are Followers. There are no tabs, no auto-updating timeline and no search/mentions/DM functionality. It’s an alpha release and was garage’d less than a month ago. It’s also completely open source, thus far and is headed by 3 gentlemen (Mikhail, Marcus and Rodrigo) – who also head Twitter Local for Maemo and have a slew of nice projects over at Zagaia.

 

So check it out and be sure to support and report any bugs or issues you have with it!

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Rodrigo Ramos said...

Hello, unfortunately the name TwitterBox is already in use by an iPhone application, therefore we changed the name to TweeGo.
We hope you guys keep testing, sending bugs reports and feedbacks about it.

From the TweeGo team,

Rodrigo Ramos

Arjun Parsi said...

Love the UI, waiting for the stable release..

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