Twitlonger comes to webOS in Carbon stilo!
It was one of the first days of Carbon development when one of our friends on Twitter asked if we’re going to support Twitlonger in Carbon. Our straight answer was negative following discussions on how if you need more than 140 you need something else, a blogs post, a tumblr post or anything but Twitter. Days passed us by and we released our first Public Beta.
After releasing our Public Beta v.1.0.11 we then had the chance to talk to even a bigger number of users and we kept on getting requests for Twitlonger. It was time for us to get out and see if it’s really feasible to do so, how’s the user base in terms of numbers. It was simple math, we ran 5 tests using Twitter’s search site and we were blown away with the results. Check the screenshots below.
The simple math was this, we saw a huge number of Tweets being sent along with their Twitlonger URL, the number was huge! An average 5 tweets a second coming form Twitlonger on Ubertwitter and a lot more on iPhone’s standard Twitter client.
So we started using Twitlonger ourselves, on different Twitter clients to know what we’ve been missing. That was when we found out how wrong we were slashing such a useful service from being used by us and keeping it away from Carbon users. Such a shame we should’ve implemented this on day one. It’s that good!
The team at Twitlonger were really excited to see a webOS twitter client is finally going to implement Twitlonger, another shocker for us, we thought at least one of the 8,9 twitter clients on webOS has implemented it, boy we were wrong. So there it is, Twitlonger on Carbon, it’ll be working as shown in screenshots below. Scheduled for the release in the next update v.1.1.2.
So as you can see in the screenshots we post to Twitlonger and read long tweets in Tweet View automatically. Next time your friends tweet using Twitlonger you won’t need to open links in the browser, Carbon will grab the whole conversation for you.
Twitlonger will be available in Carbon as of v.1.1.2, which is the next update that we’ll push as soon as we polish and iron some of the reported bugs.
On another note
Using the search site on Twitter on the day of #thinkbeyond showed us a rather great collection of data that got us a little proud. Although it was our Ninth day on the Beta feed, at any given time we had more tweets coming from tweeps using Carbon with the hashtag #thinkbeyond than any other webOS twitter client. While such data can’t be held accountable, we still felt good about it.
And, back to the lab.