Comments on: 2TwitMe for Palm OS Review

TwitterLike a senile old granny who could no longer be trusted to care for herself, dear old Palm OS was quietly shuffled off to the retirement village by former CEO Ed Colligan back in February. Since then, it's suffered the fate that befalls most seniors: completely ignored by relatives who just wish it would hurry up and die already, so they can get their hands on the inheritance. Fortunately for mad old FrankenGarnet and her condo full of stray cats, she still holds a special place in the hearts of a few... like the good people at MetaViewSoft, for instance.

MetaViewSoft recently released 2TwitMe, a fully-featured Twitter client for Palm OS. And when I say "fully-featured", I mean fully-featured: 2TwitMe supports everything (or will soon) that clients on more advanced platforms do, from automatic searches to profile views to plain old regular tweeting. It can run in the background and notify you of new tweets, it can capture pictures from your built-in camera and upload them directly to Twitpic, and it can preview web links for you without having to leave the app - an invaluable feature on Palm OS, given its non-multitasking nature. But is it worth seven of your Earth dollars? Read on for the full review...

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Great twitter app

justauser @ 10/2/2009 3:43:53 PM # Q
Great review Tim. Used this app recently to tweet holiday progress. Well, I initially used Twitterrific on my wife's iPhone since the first version of 2TwitMe glitched with photo uploads. However, as soon as the update came through last week, 2TwitMe totally took over. Love the preview function. Love the seamless TwitPic support. Love the basic interface. Quick enough to do the job very nicely.

Hard to get too excited about a social networking service. But holiday updates on Twitter are better than postcards IMHO. Well worth the purchase even if this is the only time I'll use it!

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linds @ 10/2/2009 6:55:41 PM # Q
Tim I really appreciate this review. The reason I am sad is to think that great developing on the Palm OS is going to cease to exist before too long.

It wouldn't be quite so sad but when you start reading stories about the Palm Pre's wifi connection not working unless you have an active Sprint account, you wonder where the openness that has made Palm different (and better) then the competition has gone.

So cheers to those developers still developing for frankengarnet. You still have at least one fan.

I am going to enjoy 2twitme to the fullest, possibly the last innovative app for Palm OS 5.0.

RE: Sad
hkklife @ 10/3/2009 1:19:38 AM # Q

Just to be accurate, let me remind you that it's not just the Pre's wi-fi capability--it's the ENTIRE damn unit! If you discontinue your Sprint service on it then want to power it on to check a phone number or look at a picture, you cannot. It's a very expensive brick unless it has an active data connection or has been hacked.

RIP FrankenGarnet. RIP Zen. RIP Palm as we knew 'em.
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

RE: Sad
Tim Carroll @ 10/4/2009 3:55:35 AM # Q
I'm with you, linds. Here's to good ol' FrankenGarnet. (raises glass)

But on the New Palm's openness, I think it's still early days yet. Palm's attitude towards the homebrew webOS community and the hackers at WebOS Internals has been very promising thus far. The exclusive carrier agreements make me extremely unhappy (especially when Palm has always offered unlocked GSM phones in the past) but they can't last forever.

It's a brave new world in mobile computing, and Palm are taking steps that others aren't. Who would've thought that the company that was mocked for so many years for its ancient, non-multitasking OS would later debut the best mobile multitasking platform yet?

Give 'em time. Their heart seems to be in the right place.

RE: Sad
brum @ 10/5/2009 9:21:55 PM # Q
Sad but I think the exclusivity seems to be becoming a necessity in many cases. Maybe it was required as a foundation for investment in the OS by Sprint or to allow early testing? This still doesn't make nice of the excruciating wait for other carriers to get the devices.

Oh well, I'm just glad for the promise webOS is expressing.

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Looks like palm is in to hacking to

linds @ 10/3/2009 6:12:07 AM # M Q
News on the street is thaht Web OS 1.2.1 is bringing back itunes syncing capability that was lost when Apple brought out itunes 9.0
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jptx @ 10/5/2009 8:52:48 AM # Q
Stuff like this proves that Palm OS is still a great OS- My only complaint with Palm OS it is that Blazer often fails to display all the pictures on a page.

Can I get a new browser for my 755p...please!!!

RE: Frustrating
brum @ 10/5/2009 9:26:18 PM # Q
Worth the effort to spend some time working out an Opera configuration, my Centro config is so much fun.
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