UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download UPDATE

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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.]

  • Steven Young

    WARNING: New Ubertwitter Beta has ADVERTISING that you CANNOT disable.

    The screenshots don’t show you the ads. You cannot disable them in the beta, even if you want to buy.

    What no one will tell you is that this version has ads that you cannot disable. Announcing a new version without telling the whole truth is NOT how you build a loyal userbase.

  • Steven Young

    WARNING: New Ubertwitter Beta has ADVERTISING that you CANNOT disable.

    The screenshots don’t show you the ads. You cannot disable them in the beta, even if you want to buy.

    What no one will tell you is that this version has ads that you cannot disable. Announcing a new version without telling the whole truth is NOT how you build a loyal userbase.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle

    @Steven – Updated the post. Personally, I really don’t mind the ad. It’s almost standard practice in the industry (eg Viigo). It’s the price you pay for a quality free application.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Kyle

    @Steven – Updated the post. Personally, I really don’t mind the ad. It’s almost standard practice in the industry (eg Viigo). It’s the price you pay for a quality free application.

  • Steven Young

    I agree completely but I am not pleased that this was buried in the announcement. And not including the ads in the screenshots is bit deceptive. That said, I am still using the new beta and I am already numb to the ads. So I guess I’ll adjust. Hopefully the paid version will be available soon and reasonably priced.

  • Steven Young

    I agree completely but I am not pleased that this was buried in the announcement. And not including the ads in the screenshots is bit deceptive. That said, I am still using the new beta and I am already numb to the ads. So I guess I’ll adjust. Hopefully the paid version will be available soon and reasonably priced.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle

    @Steven – True, they did bury it in the announcement. I updated the post with a new screenshot so it’s obvious.

    I’ve been watching the ads and I haven’t seen anything that I find offensive. No Viagra ads is a plus. Also, they’re very obvious about the ads. They could have made the ad look like a tweet, which would have completely ruined the experience.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Kyle

    @Steven – True, they did bury it in the announcement. I updated the post with a new screenshot so it’s obvious.

    I’ve been watching the ads and I haven’t seen anything that I find offensive. No Viagra ads is a plus. Also, they’re very obvious about the ads. They could have made the ad look like a tweet, which would have completely ruined the experience.

  • david

    I actually agreed with Steven for those ads issue, as no one like ads, they should provide the paid version soon before lost some users, it is kind of funny to included ads in beta as well.

  • david

    I actually agreed with Steven for those ads issue, as no one like ads, they should provide the paid version soon before lost some users, it is kind of funny to included ads in beta as well.

  • http://www.sagx80.wordpress.com/ SagX80

    I’ve switched back to Twitterberry, I was using Ubertwitter then seen the update and downloaded it only to find the ad’s. I switched to twitterberry only because I find it very dishonest to send out an update and not advise people that there are ad’s. I don’t want to use a company that is going to do this. Instead they should have done like someother apps have done. ie LaterDude, have the free version and if you want all the new features have a paid version. not free with ads and paid to get rid of the ads.

  • http://www.sagx80.wordpress.com/ SagX80

    I’ve switched back to Twitterberry, I was using Ubertwitter then seen the update and downloaded it only to find the ad’s. I switched to twitterberry only because I find it very dishonest to send out an update and not advise people that there are ad’s. I don’t want to use a company that is going to do this. Instead they should have done like someother apps have done. ie LaterDude, have the free version and if you want all the new features have a paid version. not free with ads and paid to get rid of the ads.

  • http://www.sagx80.wordpress.com SagX80

    I’ve switched back to Twitterberry, I was using Ubertwitter then seen the update and downloaded it only to find the ad’s. I switched to twitterberry only because I find it very dishonest to send out an update and not advise people that there are ad’s. I don’t want to use a company that is going to do this. Instead they should have done like someother apps have done. ie LaterDude, have the free version and if you want all the new features have a paid version. not free with ads and paid to get rid of the ads.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle

    @David – Good point, it is still a beta.

    I think the general consensus is that they should have released the paid and the ad-supported free version simultaneously.

    Also, TwitVid is pretty weak on BlackBerry. I shouldn’t have to go to my desktop to watch a video someone recorded.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Kyle

    @David – Good point, it is still a beta.

    I think the general consensus is that they should have released the paid and the ad-supported free version simultaneously.

    Also, TwitVid is pretty weak on BlackBerry. I shouldn’t have to go to my desktop to watch a video someone recorded.

  • http://twitter.com/MarcoDane79/statuses/3266171786 MarcoDane79 (Marco Dane)

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  • http://twitter.com/jiggamano/statuses/3266196529 jiggamano (romano H.)

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  • http://twitter.com/berryjunkies/statuses/3266217049 berryjunkies (berryjunkies)

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  • http://twitter.com/berryjunkies/statuses/3266217049 berryjunkies (berryjunkies)

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  • http://twitter.com/berryjunkies/statuses/3266217049 berryjunkies (berryjunkies)

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  • http://twitter.com/berryjunkies/statuses/3266217049 berryjunkies (berryjunkies)

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  • http://twitter.com/B_Ride1/statuses/3266254215 B_Ride1 (B-Ride?)

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  • http://twitter.com/B_Ride1/statuses/3266254215 B_Ride1 (B-Ride?)

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  • http://twitter.com/renesix/statuses/3266462115 renesix (Joan Jimenez)

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  • http://twitter.com/helloerinmarie/statuses/3266574336 helloerinmarie (helloerinmarie

    RT @adamstahr: RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download http://bit.ly/ZBJxt

  • http://twitter.com/Guatiao/statuses/3266844733 Guatiao (Daniel Rivera)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download http://bit.ly/ZBJxt

  • http://twitter.com/gallolevy/statuses/3266866589 gallolevy (Carlos Levy)

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  • http://twitter.com/chrisweber2001/statuses/3266999057 chrisweber2001 (Chris Weber)

    Its amazing! Great improvements. RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download http://bit.ly/ZBJxt

  • http://twitter.com/chrisweber2001/statuses/3266999057 chrisweber2001 (Chris Weber)

    Its amazing! Great improvements. RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download http://bit.ly/ZBJxt

  • http://twitter.com/omariworld/statuses/3267212695 omariworld (OmariWorld)

    if you are a blackberry user and don’t us UberTwitter you are missing out. trust me on this one. http://tinyurl.com/o9m2fl

  • http://twitter.com/Marlep/statuses/3267535071 Marlep (Marle Prinsloo)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download http://bit.ly/ZBJxt http://myloc.me/knLK

  • http://twitter.com/iskandar_ahmat/statuses/3267896011 iskandar_ahmat (Iskandar Ahmat

    RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download http://bit.ly/ZBJxt

  • http://twitter.com/iskandar_ahmat/statuses/3267896011 iskandar_ahmat (Iskandar Ahmat

    RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download http://bit.ly/ZBJxt

  • http://twitter.com/iskandar_ahmat/statuses/3267896011 iskandar_ahmat (Iskandar Ahmat

    RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download http://bit.ly/ZBJxt

  • Kyle

    I had hoped the ads all over the location and picture pages would be enough. I’m going to hold off upgrading as long as possible if this new beta mars the ui with an ad as well.

  • Kyle

    I had hoped the ads all over the location and picture pages would be enough. I’m going to hold off upgrading as long as possible if this new beta mars the ui with an ad as well.

  • http://twitter.com/still_smoking/statuses/3268904941 still_smoking (Sean and Mel)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: UberTwitter Beta 4 now available for free download http://bit.ly/ZBJxt http://myloc.me/kpMf