Blu came right out of hiding and showed off the ability of .NET capabilities from the development team at Thirteen23. The requirements are fairly simple to run it:
- Windows XP, Vista or the new 7
- .NET 3.5 SP1
From there it is an experience as the screenshots below show
You can see the clean lines and Windows modeling to make it look cleanly as part of the desktop. As you scroll down in the client it keeps pulling tweets, so you never have to worry about the number of past tweets displayed.
I like the way they show you how many chanracters you have left by using large numbers behind the input window in a shadow
The conversation ability really blew me away. How often did someone reply or you can’t recall what was said? They have an arrow that flips the recent tweet to show the previous part of the conversation. No more forgetting! Nice!
Besides tinyurl integration there is one more little tweak that sets it apart. You can designate specific people (meaning to me choose very carefully so you dont make this feature useless) to have Blue tell you when those people tweet. So you follow hundreds but a chosen few get special attention in the stream.