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First Look: TweetGo.net – Twitter Web App For The N900

There has been a lot of talk about Twitter apps for the N900, some good and some not so good. Recently we have seen Tweego, which has a lot of promise, but till the time that it matures what other options do we have? On device clients include – Mauku and Witter (which recently got a UI update), while web apps include my favourite Dabr.co.uk and Hahlo.com.

Another new web app really worth checking out is TweetGo.net. Its first page claims that it is currently the best way to Twitter from the N900 and in my opinion that may not be far from the truth.

  • The web app beautiful to look at.
  • It packs functionality such as character counter, @ reply’s, DM’s, Search and the ability to favorite and retweet tweets.
  • In its current iteration, you cannot follow or unfollow a person from within the app. Update: This functionality has now been added.
  • There is no option to edit and then Retweet, something which Dabr allows. This is almost a deal breaker for me.

Here are a few screenshots to give you an idea of what to expect.

TweeGo.net N900 Web Twitter App

  • The homescreen. Plain, simple and elegant.

TweeGo.net N900 Web Twitter App

  • Tapping on a tweet brings up options to reply, star or retweet.

TweeGo.net N900 Web Twitter App

  • Tapping on the star favorites the tweet.

TweeGo.net N900 Web Twitter App

  • Tapping on reply opens up the above text box with a character counter.

TweeGo.net N900 Web Twitter App

  • A look at the ‘mentions’ section.

TweeGo.net N900 Web Twitter App

  • The ‘retweet’ functionality, similar to what Twitter.com offers. No chance of adding your two cents it.

All in all its a great way to use Twitter on the N900. While not being as fully featured as Dabr, it is a lot more finger friendly. If the developers can add editable retweets and the ability to twitpic, it might just become perfect. Check it out here.

How To Use Dabr With Multiple Twitter Accounts

I use @Dabr (free and highly recommended) to manage my Twitter activity, however once I started MaemoCentral.com, our sister site dedicated to Maemo and the N900, I started having problems managing both accounts simultaneously. The obvious problem was that I had to keep logging in and out to switch accounts and the N900 not having a decent Twitter application didn’t help matters.

It was then that @Dabr creator @davidcarrington offered me an awesome tip that said:

Tip: m.dabr.co.uk and www.dabr.co.uk can be loggd into with different accounts. Dabr.co.uk too 🙂

So there you have it, next time to want to manage more than one Twitter account via @Dabr, just pick any of the alternate URL’s above. I have been using @MaemoCentral and @TheSymbianBlog and even @v4ibhav without any issues inside one browser.

How To Use Dabr With Multiple=

If you want to use @Dabr with even more accounts, you can search for Dabr mirrors on the internet.