UPDATE: The latest version of UberTwitter comes with advertising, much like other free apps such as Viigo. There are hints that a paid, ad-free version will be coming.
UberTwitter is by far one of the best free Twitter clients available for BlackBerry. Today, they’ve released their Beta 4 for download and it has some great new features and updates.
Some of the cooler features include support for TwitVid and Bit.ly. Other updates to UberTwitter include:
- Multiple Accounts – You can now configure multiple accounts, each with their own set of on-device preferences.
- You can now BLOCK people!
- Video Integration – We have partnered with TwitVid.com to offer you an outstanding video integration.
- Goto user – You can now enter twitter users name and go directly to their timeline
- URL Shortening – we’ve integrated with bit.ly so you can easily send those long URLs now and not bump up against the 140 limit
- MUCH faster photo uploads, significantly improving the user experience.
- Use of the internal GPS is now solidly supported with proper fallback to cell tower based location when GPS isn’t available.
- Icon Caching If you have and SD card, we will cache avatar icons on the card, increasing the speed of timeline displays and reducing network traffic.
- You can now select pictures and videos that have already been take and are on your device. The interface shows the most recent at the top and offers a preview so you can verify it is the picture/video you expected!
- When composing a tweet you can now insert symbols from a large selection of commonly available characters such as smiley’s, hearts, etc.
- Integrated advertisements – Please note, the ads are there to support the freely distributable version of ÜberTwitter. Users that purchase ÜberTwitter will not have advertisement in their version.
- We’ve streamlined the friends and followers lists
- You can now see both the number of friends, followers, and tweets sent when viewing the details of a tweet.
- Replying to a DM from the timeline will now correctly send a DM and not a regular tweet
- Fixed the bug in reply all where it would truncate some twitter user names
- Added reply all to the menu when viewing a tweet
You can download the Beta 4 release of UberTwitter free, by visiting http://www.ubertwitter.com/bb/download.php from your BlackBerry Browser.
[Hat tip Shaun C.]