Yesterday Wednesday, February 22nd 2012 was my mobile-only Day Three.
It was largely a run-of-the-mill day in terms of my work schedule: write and publish, administer, tweet, and manage mails. As such there wasn’t any significant deviations from the norm.
I did get to do most of my tweeting on the HP TouchPad though. WebOS, which the TouchPad runs, does not have a large array of apps like iOS and Android, or even Symbian and Blackberry. Or even Windows Phone. There are so few apps in the WebOS store, and only free apps are available to Nigeria.
Anyway, I ran into a Twitter client named Spaz HD. The app is an open surce microblogging client for Twitter, Identi.ca and StatusNet and is still a Beta Preview. However, it turns out that it works well.
Setting up my Twitter account happened stresslessly in some moments. The interface is very similar to what TweetDeck for PC had before the most recent update that messed everything up – Vertical columns presenting your information.
Multiple Twitter accounts are supported. Available features include: timeline, mentions, direct messages, auto-refresh, and notifications. Support for URL shortening and image hosting is also there.
You can reply or favourite a tweet, re-tweet directly, edit and re-tweet, and even send a tweet via email, SMS, or instant messenger. Contents of tweets can also be copied to clipboard for use in other apps.
Spaz HD is a very comprehensive app and now I have a TweetDeck-like experience on the TouchPad. Small as it may be, Spaz HD just made the HP TouchPad more useful for me.
Besides the arrival of Spaz HD into my mobile computing life, Day 3 simply went by without incidence.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.