5 Best twitter apps for Java-based mobiles

Java-based Twitter apps for mobiles

Twitter has most certainly redefined the web. There are a lot of eye-candy & cool twitter apps for iPhone, Blackberrys, and other smartphones. But, only a very few java-based apps are available. Although, twitter introduced Airtel SMS integration in India, GPRS still proves to be cheaper if you can use the correct application. After about an hour long of search, I managed to find some of the better ones among the lot. So, if you don’t own those high end phones with lavish screen space, i am sure you will find this post useful :)

[ Edit: 28th Dec 2009 ]

This review is targeted for java-based lower end mobiles phones. To know about the best twitter apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry, Windows mobile, or Nokia S60′s – head out to this post at Labnol.

[ Edit: 22nd Dec 2009 - Added screenshots - as viewed in Sony Ericsson W595 ]

The 5 Best apps that make tweeting easy on java-based mobiles through GPRS are:

  1. uTweetMe

    - Best one I’ve ever used

    • 2 clicks tweet – quick tweeting
    • Very low data usage (about <5kb per tweet)
    • Simple user interface
    • Feature to save tweets as ‘drafts’
    uTweetMe - Home

    uTweetMe - Menu

    uTweetMe - Tweet

    uTweetMe - Tweeting

    uTweetMe - Timeline

    uTweetMe - Timeline

  2. TinyTwitter

    - equally good as uTweetMe minus the draft feature

    TinyTwitter - Timeline

    TinyTwitter - Timeline

    TinyTwitter - Menu

    TinyTwitter - Menu

  3. Twittai

    - A good UI, data usage is more, easy to view twitter timeline, auto refresh, twitpic integration

    Twittai - Timeline

    Twittai - Timeline

    Twittai - Menu

    Twittai - Menu

    Twittai - Extended Menu

    Twittai - Extended Menu

  4. Twibble

    - UI is not as impressive as Twittai, High data usage, insert favorite hashtags from templates.

    Twibble - Home

    Twibble - Home

    Twibble - Menu

    Twibble - Menu

    Twibble - Tweeting

    Twibble - Tweeting

    Twibble - Shortcuts

    Twibble - Shortcuts

  5. Snaptu

    - One of the latest, has a very impressive UI, equally high data usage, best to keep track of twitter timeline, can be used for other services like facebook, flickr, cricinfo. (You might want to switch off profile images to save up on the data)

    Snaptu - Home

    Snaptu - Home

    Snaptu - Twitter Timeline

    Snaptu - Twitter Timeline

    Snaptu - Tweeting

    Snaptu - Tweeting

    Snaptu - Twitter Menu

    Snaptu - Twitter Menu

    Snaptu - Twitter settings

    Snaptu - Twitter settings

The choice of app depends on the usage. uTweetMe and TinyTwitter work best when you want to tweet quickly without much hassle. Other apps come handy to review other’s tweets, RT them, sending DM’s etc.

Another app called Twim is good, but it fails to impress me.

Here is a quick comparison chart for the 5 apps..

Twitter apps for java-based mobile phones

When none of the apps seem good enough for you, use the the official twitter mobile website (m.twitter.com) or Tweete (m.tweete.net) or Dabr (dabr.co.uk) on your phone browser or Opera Mini :) An even better idea would be to switch over to an iPhone or Android :D

PS: These apps really have helped me tweet and keep a tab on my GPRS usage at the same time. Takes just 5 Paise for every tweet. I like BSNL for these reasons :P

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2 Responses to “5 Best twitter apps for Java-based mobiles”
  1. Aseem Chiplonkar says:

    Have you had a look at http://pavo.me ?? …

    The UI is way better than snaptu yet its amazingly fast !

    Also you could look at http://j1ck.com their client is also quite zippy and UI is pretty ok !

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