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Desktop Clients, Location services, Mobile Clients

Twibble – a mobile client, multi account desktop Air client and an API

Twibble brings a slew of features as a mobile Twitter client and as another Air client.  Then they layer APIs for mapping locations from Twitter.

Desktop
The Air application has many features and is still in beta:

  • support for multiple accounts (twitter, identi.ca, private and corporate miroblogging instances (twitter API compatible))
  • drag and drop uploading of pics and videos to Mobypicture or twitpic (pics only). Click on the icon near the char counter to display the upload pane
  • persistent search, will be reloaded after start-up and refreshes automatically (tracking)
  • intelligent auto-scrolling: if a tweet is selected the view will keep the item visible, otherwise twibble jumps to the start when new tweets arrive
  • notifications (replys/dms or all tweets)
  • drag and drop shortening of urls using bit.ly
  • Tweets, replies, direct messages, and favs are displayed in different tabs sorted by date
  • supports all important twitter functions
  • automatic update: You will be notified when a new version is available at start-up
  • keyboard shortcuts: twibble has keyboard shortcuts for the most important twitter functions. You can flip through the list like in other list based applications.
  • OS integration

There is also the ability to change the UI colors

Mobile
The mobile client works on all Java enabled smartphones (BlackBerry, Nokia and SonyEricsson).  It supports :

  • tweets, replies and direct messages are displayed in separate views (flip with right/left keys or ’space’. ‘wipe’ right/left on touch screen devices)
  • fully integrated twitter search with automatic refresh of result list (new in 0.9.14)
  • load tweets on demand when scrolling down the tweet list
  • send videos and photos to Mobypicture or twitpic (pics only). In case of Mobypicture you can even geocode your photo or video with GPS coordinates! This is an example with a picture and this with a video (watch the map on the right). Read this post how it works.
  • automatic notification of new versions (new in 0.9.26)
  • Image browser to select pics you want to sent to twitpic/Moby new in 0.9.15/16
  • search twitter for users or hashtags directly from a tweet
  • re-tweet (forward) of tweets. With a few clicks you can re-send a tweet you received without re-typing the message.
  • quick @replies
  • replies are properly linked to the original tweet (”in reply to”)
  • follow/unfollow other twitter users directly from a tweet
  • mark tweets as favorites: Useful on the road when you want to mark a tweet for later reading.
  • support for ssl to make the transmission more secure
  • full support for public or private identi.ca/laconi.ca instances
  • full screen mode with good readability
  • (Optionally) display avatar pics, pics are automatically resized depending on the screen size of your phone.
  • auto refresh: retrieve tweets automatically after a given time period. Or retrieve tweets manually by pressing ‘*’
  • fast and ressource saving implementation
  • On most devices you can run twibble in the background.
  • notifications: configure twibble to vibrate if new tweets arrive.
  • keyboard shortcuts: to access the most important functions use the keyboard shortcuts.
  • themes: twibble comes with a couple of different themes you can chose from.
  • optimized to generate as little data traffic as possible. Only new tweets are fetched to reduce data traffic.
  • open web links contained in a tweet (via phone browser)

The API
The API performs some great features to take locations into blogs and Google Earth:

The feeds are in kml and georss format. The API allows you to display the locations of yourself and your twitter friends in Google Earth, Google Maps, or any other georss/kml aware application. You can also include the feeds into your own application or blog. The format of the twibble output data is very similar to the output data of the twitter API. Basically, the twibble API adds some additional geo elements to the standard twitter output but lets the basic structure unchanged.

Pick one or all of them and get to Twibbling

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About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.

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