Twitter on the Pre

There are a pair of twitter applications in the App Catalog already for the Palm Pre. Tweed is the more popular of the two with 81,431 download and a four star rating at the time of writing. Spaz is the other with 25,314 downloads and a three star rating. In an effort to compare the two and also to investigate the overall ability of the Pre to integrate with Twitter, I took both for a test drive.

Up first is Tweed. The default page shows a standard Twitter-style home page. You then have the option to change to trending topics, favorites, direct messages, replies, just your own tweets, bookmarks or the public time line. It is a bevy of options and should provide all that your heart could desire in terms of selection criteria of tweets.

For uploading photos, you have a choice of TweetPhoto, TwitPic or yFrog. You can even pass on your current location as a tinyurl via the Pre's GPS capability. Pretty nifty.… Read more

Three AIR-based Twitter apps: Spaz, Snitter, and Tweetr

I've been experimenting with Twittercasting live Web news lately (see Facebook press conference and Web 2.0 Summit reports). But I found doing so from itself a little tedious. So I went searching for desktop Twitter applications. Previously I've used Twitteroo, which is solid if light on features. But there are new Twitter apps being written for Adobe's AIR platform. Here are three that I've tried and like.

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