December 16th, 2007
[point your mobile browser at http://m.ttwt.at to get the latest version of Tiny Twitter (v 0.9.9 12/15/2007) on your mobile phone. Youâ€™ll be up and running in under 2 minutes]
Earlier in the year I started regularly using Twitterâ€¦ soon after (aka pre-iPhone era) I built a mobile Twitter client for my Blackberry. I built Tiny Twitter for several reasons, but mainly I wanted a way to avoid the SMS traffic. On nights and weekends over the past year I have tuned Tiny Twitter – mainly adding features and fixing things for me and my fellow Tiny Twitter users. The latest version, 0.9.9, is looking pretty good!
[Tiny Twitter on Crackberry]
[Tiny Twitter on Nokia]
*NOTE: on Nokia Sprint Phones youâ€™ll want to adjust the font size to the smallest setting (go to Font Settings from the Options Menu).
I also own a few Windows Mobile devices and have been wanting to build a Twitter client for these devices too (my Tiny Twitter Java client is just to wonky on Windows Mobile). The biggest thing holding me back from creating a Windows Mobile version of Tiny Twitter was the need for creating a custom control for rendering the follower timeline. This is something I had done in the past, and I just never had the time or desire to jump in head first. Well, one day I was having coffee with my man Matthias and turns out he was psyched to tackle this task. Matthias hunkered down and a few days later had the beginnings of a rock solid control – Matthias is the man. With the hard part out of the way courtesy of Matthias, I took some time over the Thanksgiving break to clean up some things, fix some defects, and add some features. I and some early users started using Tiny Twitter on Windows Mobileâ€¦ and now you too can get Twitter love on Windows Mobile:
*NOE: youâ€™ll need to have the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP 2 at a minimum.
Enjoy! Twitter is a cool AND useful application after you start using it and it gets even better when you have a Twitter mobile client. I love Tiny Twitter and hope you will too.
Here are some of the features youâ€™ll find in Tiny Twitter:
- Automatically updated follower timeline
- Automatically updated inbox (direct messages)
- Delete all or single tweets
- One click replies (@) and direct messages from the timeline
- Quick access to see a followerâ€™s timeline
- Access links embedded in tweets
- Hide friends (Java only)
- Settings to customize the update interval and UI appearance
- And of course most importantly send tweets!!!
Have fun you twittering fool go to http://m.ttwt.at and be sure to follow @Wirefly and check it out!
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