Gravity sets the standard for Twitter apps on ALL mobile devices
Even though Nokia is the worldwide leader in the mobile market, there has not been a single non-Java Twitter client available while the iPhone has several of them. That all changed dramatically today when Gravity was released. I loaded up Gravity on my new Nokia 5800 XM NAM device during my morning train commute and find it to even be better than any Twitter client I have tried on the iPhone. If you use Twitter and have a S60 device, this software is a must have application. There is a free 10-day trial with the full version coming in at $9.95.
Gravity allows you to post tweets, replies, direct messages, and pictures via TwitPic. You can simply tap on a person and have color coded options to reply, direct message, retweet, add as a favourite, apply hashtags, jump to links that may be in the tweet, view that person’s recent Twitter stream, and follow/unfollow the person. And these options appear fluidly with a cool shade up and down animation. If you select a link it opens up a web browser window right in the application so that your dedicated web browser is not affected, which is nice if you are multitasking.
There are tabs for timeline, replies, direct messages, your tweets, favourites, friends, and folowers. I also like that I can have multiple Twitter accounts setup and in use since I have one dedicated to Nokia Experts and one for my standard usage.
When looking at the main “home” screen you will see your labeled Twitter accounts with the photo icons of the most recent tweets along with the time and person who last updated. Twitter Search is also present on the “home” screen view. Some images on your device are present and you can simply tap and select one of them to TwitPic it up via Gravity.
Kinetic scrolling is supported on the 5800 and upcoming Nokia N97 so the experience is quite enjoyable. I actually find Gravity to be one of the most pleasant applications to use on my 5800.
The only thing I would ask for at this time is the ability to load more tweets when I scroll to the bottom of what is currently provided. I am not sure how many appear by default, but I often go long periods of time between checking them and may like to see the history back a bit further. I haven’t seen this supported on my G1 or some iPhone apps either so maybe there is a limit with the Twitter API.
I highly recommend you try out Gravity and I will try to post a video of it in action later tonight.