by Al Sacco

Free TwitterBerry Mobile Twitter App for BlackBerry Gets Official Upgrade

Oct 20, 20082 mins
Enterprise Applications

A couple of weeks back I posted about a beta upgrade to the popular mobile Twitter application for BlackBerry, TwitterBerry, and as of last night, the new official version of the app, 0.8, is available for free download—just in time for the BlackBerry Developer Conference taking place this week in Silicon Valley.

screen shot from TwitterBerry 0.8 for BlackBerry
TwitterBerry 0.8 for BlackBerry

Jason Schroeder, a TwitterBerry developer, let me know about the release at the BlackBerry event, and though I haven’t had more than an hour or so to experiment with it, some of the bugs I noticed in the earlier beta versions have been fixed. For example, LED notifications are now turned off by default and you can access the Twitter public timeline without issues.

Additional new features include the ability to send replies and direct messages by simply typing an “R” for a reply or a “D” for a direct message before your tweets. And the application’s home screen also got prettied up a bit with a new “What are you doing?” logo.

The new version works on the new BlackBerry Bold 9000, Storm 95xx and Pearl 8220 Flip devices, as well as any additional BlackBerry devices running OS v4.1 or higher.

More information on new and improved features in TwitterBerry 0.8 is available here.

TwitterBerry is by far my favorite mobile Twitter app for BlackBerry—though I use a number of additional Twitter apps with my iPhone and Windows Mobile devices—and the new version is a significant improvement over 0.7.

If you’re a Twitter user with a BlackBerry and you haven’t checked out TwitterBerry, you’re missing out. Download it here. (Note: You may need to clear your browser cache to access the new version of TwitterBerry. To do so, surf on over to using your BlackBerry browser. On the download page, hit the BlackBerry Menu key, scroll down to Options, choose Cache Operations and then click Clear History. When you return to the TwitterBerry download page, the new version of the app will be available.