RIM delivers a beta release of Twitter for BlackBerry 1.1, which introduces new features such as geotagging, deeper integration with social feeds, new gesture support and more.
has launched a new
update to the Twitter for BlackBerry application that adds new features such as
geotagging and more.
the beta release of Twitter for BlackBerry 1.1
on Feb. 22 with new
features-including geotagging, which allows users to identify their location
with their tweets; new language support, including Polish and Czech; cleaner
interfaces; new notifications and other tweaks. Twitter for BlackBerry
smartphones v1.1 is a beta download available through BlackBerry Beta Zone (www.blackberry.com/beta
of Twitter has not been lost on the BlackBerry, as the Twitter for BlackBerry
application has been downloaded more than 10 million times, RIM officials said.
other new features in version 1.1 are Social Feeds integration and "retweet"
updates. Social Feeds integration enables deeper integration with Social Feeds
and allows users to perform Twitter actions right from Social Feeds, without
launching the application. With retweet updates, retweets now appear in the
Home timeline with a tag of "retweeted by you," quickly alerting users that a
retweet has been sent.
Twitter for BlackBerry 1.1 features @mention Push Notifications, where users
are now alerted with push notifications to the ribbon when they have @mentions,
helping users quickly reply to @mentions. Another new feature is #Topic
Autocomplete. The way this works is that when users include a hashtag in their
tweet, a dropdown list of key words will be presented based on previously used
Direct Messages has been renamed "Messages." Direct messages are now threaded
in the style of BlackBerry Messenger conversations. Related messages are
grouped together, making the direct message area less cluttered. Also, there is
new gesture support for users with touch-screen BlackBerries. BlackBerry users
with a touch-screen device can now refresh page content by simply dragging a
finger down the device screen and releasing it.
BlackBerry 1.1 runs on BlackBerry Device Software 4.5 or higher and requires a