Twhii features in brief
A quick summary of features supported by Twhii:
- Reply, retweet and quote
- Multiple Twitter accounts
- Web-based management system
- image preloader with support for Lockerz
A look at the above summary reveals that this is a very comprehensive Twitter app. Actually, it is one of the most comprehensive Twitter app available for java phones that I have seen.
Web/Mobile based Account Management
Twhii has a web-based account management feature on the Twhii website. You need to register there to setup a Twhii account before being able to use them on the java app. If all you have is your phone, you can also manage your account via a mobile site at http://m.twhii.com/login.
Once you have setup your Twhii account online, you can add multiple Twitter accounts, and then use these on the java app on any compatible phone. The online management system lets you change your Twhii password or even delete your Twhii account completely should you choose not to use the service any more. In setting up or changing your Twhii password, a minimum of 6 characters is required.
Twhii on the phone
There is also a nifty visual notification system that shows you when new tweets and mentions are waiting. You can see the small “@” and envelope icons in the top right corner of the close-up photo below. Really nice.
To reply, retweet, quote, DM or access favourites, there is a right menu which is accessible using the phone’s navigation button. When using Twhii, push the navigation button to the right, and that menu pops up, giving you access to carry out any of the listed functions.
For a Java app, Twhii is impressive. It gives advanced twitter users all the flexibility that they need, and it is also perfectly usable by more basic users. Links in tweets, mentions and DMs are clickable to launch the built-in web browser on your phone.
No Image Upload
One thing that Twhii currently lacks is support for uploading photos. This isn’t a deal breaker for me, but it would be nice to see it there anyway. Hopefully, the developer will incorporate this at some time.
Twhii is currently on version 0.9.22, and very usable. My review device was the Nokia Asha 302. While it is designed for a broad support of java phones, it is possible that it may not work on certain phones. The interface is light, breezy and easy on the eyes. Twhii comes highly recommended.
Twhii can be downloaded from the Twhii homepage: http://twhii.com/.
This article was originally published on Mobility Nigeria as Review: Twhii Twitter app for Java phones.
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