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BlackBerryCool Untethered Episode 4: Kik, Gym Technik, Chirp and Twitter for BlackBerry


This is the fourth video podcast, and the first episode of BlackBerryCool Untethered (thanks Bla1ze). This week, we talk about some new apps released including Kik, Gym Technik, Belladonna and Tvider. The biggest news this week came from the official Twitter conference Chirp, where we learned some really interesting facts about Twitter for BlackBerry. As with every show, we touch on some BlackBerry vs iPhone stats, allowing Rob’s undying love for the Apple platform shine through.

Here are some of the posts we reference:

Kik Offers Free Messaging with Music Sharing App to Come
Kik Unveiled at BlackBerry DevCon 2009
Gym Technik Partner with WiThings Internet Connected Scale
Follow Friday: BlackBerry News and Opinion from the Twittersphere
Inspirational Quotes App Belladonna Free Until May 16th
Tvider Goes Version 2.0 with More Basic Twitter Functionality

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Follow Friday: BlackBerry News and Opinion from the Twittersphere


This week was particularly special for BlackBerry and Twitter as Twitter are hosting their official conference called Chirp. At the conference we learned a lot about Twitter for BlackBerry, and the awesome impact it has had on the Twitter service. Here are just a few facts we learned about Twitter for BlackBerry:

@criswick First time I’ve seen @BlackBerry positioned as best implementation of an App (Twitter) – better than iPhone :) #chirp
@kylemcinnes With 300K new Twitter users per day, 8% of daily signups are coming via the new Twitter for BlackBerry app. #T4BB
@kylemcinnes Did you know 1.7% of tweets came from Twitter for BlackBerry yesterday? That’s about 850,000 tweets. #T4BB

For a detailed look at how Twitter’s user base and traffic breaks down, check out this awesome graphic by @G_Obieta.

Another interesting fact about Twitter and BlackBerry, is that RIM’s social media team barely use their own product. If you look at their Twitter accounts, they use Co-Tweet, Hootsuite and the web predominantly. I’ve even seen them use Ubertwitter. Personally, I think it gives the wrong impression, and regardless of the fact that they’re sitting at a computer, I think a good internal social media policy would say “if you can’t tweet it from our app, don’t tweet it at all.” Every single one of those tweets should come from Twitter for BlackBerry, and if managing multiple accounts is a hurdle preventing you from using the app, then go to the Twitter for BlackBerry product team and tell them to implement that feature immediately. The perception is that RIM can’t make a Twitter app that is good enough to use internally.

So enough about Twitter for BlackBerry. I’ve compiled a long list of news and opinion tweets from around the twittersphere. There are some fun people to follow here so be sure to check them out.
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