New Twitter app for the N900, along with a nice update to Witter

One of the reasons I have been using my Google Nexus One more than the N900 over the last month or so is the sheer number and quality of applications for Android. The N900 is a fantastic device, but applications need to get better. I saw a Tweet from Chanse (Nokia employee) that he was testing a new Twitter application called TweeGo. I followed the link to Maemo Central and followed the instructions to download and install the application to my N900. I also discovered an update to Witter and can honestly say that lack of a good Twitter app is no longer a concern for me on the N900.

TweeGo

TweeGo

I was getting some dependency errors and had to enter apt-get -f install to get things straightened out, but now all is good. TweeGo definitely has a slick look and feel to it, but still feels a bit early in development with some limits on Twitter functionality. You can view your Twitter stream, post status updates, and perform some functions after tapping on a Tweet (Retweet, reply, favorite, unfollow). I do not see any way to view mentions or direct messages, update your status with photos, or view conversations/threads. I was all ready to stop using my current application, Witter, and make the switch to TweeGo when I saw there was an update to Witter made today too.

Witter

witter

The updated Witter version improves the UI, which is the area I wanted to see fixed up since it already had a ton of functionality built into it. As you can see in the screenshot, you can now view profile pics in your Twitter feed while also getting a cleaner default theme. The one final function I would like to see is the ability to view the conversation. Other than that, I have to say I am quite happy with Witter and am pleased with the way applications are rolling out on the N900.

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14 Comments to New Twitter app for the N900, along with a nice update to Witter

Lloyd
March 22, 2010

Just loaded Witter. I’ve been looking for a good Twitter app for my N900. Thanks for the article! Witter seems wite up my allwey. :)

Pinguins soltos
March 22, 2010

[...] Outra sincronizaĆ§Ć£o: Maemo 5 PR 1.2 SDK (sim, com Qt 4.6), perguntas aos candidados ao Council, um novo leitor RSS (ReSiStance) e um confronto TweeGo x Witter. [...]

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Scott
March 31, 2010

Hi Matt

Where can I download Witter from? It does not seem to be available on the Maemo Select site.

Thanks

ghesit
October 18, 2010

tweego not working on my n900 know why? help me please can use tweego

RongHua Ching
December 8, 2010

Lately Witter application is disappointing, either due to overload of traffic or applocation malfunction:). it has trouble opening or just not at all.

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