An all new Twitter client has just hit Symbian^3 devices, called Different Tack, the application use a never seen before UI to help you manage Twitter on your mobile phones. The idea behind the UI is to let you see what’s hot with just a glance and browse through your tweets with a notch of your thumb.
Once you login, you will see a wheel with all the different options, one of which is browsing your timeline. Tapping on any of the pokes takes you in, with the upper portion of the screen serving as the display. You rotate your thumb below to see the tweets fly across above. To go back, simply tap the center.
Once you have a particular tweet on display, the options below change to the usual reply, retweet, favourite, Direct Message and so on. Again, tap the center button to exit and continue browsing other tweets.
Different Tack is free on the Ovi Store for a limited while and does offer a new approach to Twitter on Symbian devices, which admittedly don’t have a wide selection of great Twitter clients. The application does take a little time to get used to, but can be fun to use. I have been playing with Different Tack over the last few hours and I am not sure it will become my default Twitter client, but I still recommend you give it a spin. Its free afterall!
The developers plan on releasing Android and iOS versions in the coming weeks, making it one of the few apps to debut on Symbian first.