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Twitter Client TwimGo Sheds Its WRT Wings & Moves To Qt Quick – Gets A Shiny UI

TwimGo is a popular Twitter client by Tommi Luakkanen (@tlaukkanen) for the Nokia N900 and has also recently become available for Symbian based devices via the Ovi Store. In its current iteration it is written in Web Runtime, but the upcoming version 2.5 has been rewritten with Qt Quick or more specifically Qt QML.

The end result is that the app now has a pretty snazzy UI, complete with all the bells and whistles that is no slouch when it comes to performance. Here is the video courtesy @mwkn:

The new version is not available for download just yet, but you can follow the developer for the latest @tlaukkanen. This version of TwimGo should also come to Symbian based devices once Qt 4.7 rolls out.

TwimGo Could Be The N900 Twitter App That You Were Waiting For

Twitter on the Nokia N900 has always been a mixed bag. There are a lot of options, the web app Dabr, Witter, TweeGo and so on, but there was always a compromise here and there. The best way to tweet and consume tweets from the N900 in my book has been the web app TweetGo.net.

Enter an all new Qt Web Runtime based Twitter client for the N900 in the form of TwimGo by Tommi Laukkanen. It is adept at all the basic Twitter functionality such as auto-refresh, replies, retweets, favourites, DM’s and does all of this in a pretty eye catching UI. Here are a few screenshots.

TwimGo Could Be The N900 Twitter App That You Were Waiting For
TwimGo Could Be The N900 Twitter App That You Were Waiting For

TwimGo Could Be The N900 Twitter App That You Were Waiting For

TwimGo Could Be The N900 Twitter App That You Were Waiting For

It even packs a portrait mode for on the go app use.

TwimGo Could Be The N900 Twitter App That You Were Waiting For

But since screenshots sometimes don’t tell the complete picture, the developer has kindly put together a short video showing the app off.

Please note that the app is still under developement and has only hit the 3rd Alpha yet. There are a few features such as uploading TwitPics missing, on this Tommi Laukkanen says that he will add the TwitPic, etc. service uploads when Qt Web Runtime documentation gets better. But you can already preview TwitPics and Yfrog uploads from within the app.

All in all its the best combination of a great looking UI and functionality among all the Twitter apps available for the N900. To use TwimGo, you need to have Qt Web Runtime on your N900. Download TwimGo here and visit the TwimGo homepage for more.