Twitter has become the ultimate micro-blog, tailor-made for smartphones and their less-than-expansive screens, and numerous clients have popped up in support of it. Who knows, there might even be a Twitter program for WinMobile phones! (Rim-shot, big laugh, applause applause applaus.)
In the BlackBerry arena, we already have Viigo (an everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink RSS feed manager) and the veritable Twitterberry, both available for free. So why would you want to pay money for a "Critter" ("Crackberry Twitter") app?
How about because it was designed by a honest-to-God smartphone blogger who knows what HE'd want in such an app?
"…was created out of necessity. Simply put, no BlackBerry Twitter
application was capable of quenching our thirst. We decided to make
TweetGenius for the BlackBerry community because we're
BlackBerry-lovers who know what other BlackBerry-lovers want in an app.
integrated a revolutionary UI with fantastic user-orientated features
like the ability to compose a new tweet, start a new search, and view
tracked items from any screen in the application. Shortcuts? Please.
Basically every key on the keyboard is a shortcut! What about sending
pictures and GPS location? Done and done."
The app's features include a pop-up Tweet bubble accessible from any screen, control of how often you check for new tweets (with an auto-update option), keyboard shortcuts, and the proverbial "much much more." TweetGenius version 1.0 currently supports only BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve 8900 models, with Storm/83xx/88xx versions promised in the next couple of weeks — at which point the price jumpts to US$9.99. However, the version 1.1 upgrade will be free to early adapters.