Twitter Mobile Tools

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Take my word for it – it is good for you to learn Twitter Techniques. Why? The many benefits can not be overemphasized, both for personal/social and business scenarios. 

To the business of the day: mobile tools that can help you put Twitter to excellent use.

Depending on the mobile device you are using, there are different tools available for you. Talking about mobile, the following are the devices I have seen many people use Twitter on – Nokia Symbian phones, Nokia Java Phones, Android phones, Blackberry (RIM) phones, iPhones (iOS), LG, and Samsung, among others.

In a previous article on Mobility Nigeria, I mentioned the benefits and uses of Twitter. The fact remains that most of the many uses of Twitter was defined by users themselves.

You could decide to use the mobile browser that comes with your phone, or a third party application browser, eg, UC browser, OperaMini, Safari, Firefox and a host of others.

What interests me most are the different applications that are designed to enhance the performance of Twitter on mobile. 

UbberTwitter and Twitter for Blackberry

If you are a Blackberry user, you would find that Twitter comes with your phone. The one that comes with your phone is named Twitter for Blackberry. If it is not there you can download it. Google is your friend. (Or check the applications folder).

I use UbberTwitter. It is a third party application and the interaction is simpler and more fluid. You can Google it and get it downloaded.

Osfora or Twitter for iPhone

If you are an iPhone user, you can use the native Application that comes with the phone or check for Osfora for iPhone. Many of my followers and some of the people I follow on Twitter who use an iPhone use it. The naive iPhone for Twitter is equally very good.

Snaptu and Nimbuzz for Java & Symbian

Those using Java phones can have a swell time via Snaptu and Nimbuzz. You would do well to check if the application is available for your version of java. The Snaptu application is not only useful for Twitter, but helps make Facebook very interactive too. Those using a device like the Nokia C3 in particular will enjoy Snaptu very much. While I had the Nokia N8, I downloaded Snaptu into it, and enjoyed using it more than the native Twitter application that came with the phone. Try it, you will love it.

Nimbuzz also allows you to use Twitter along side with Facebook chat, Yahoo messenger, Google messenger and the like.

For Nokia users, you can go to Ovi store to download these applications. You will be required to register and have a username and password for Ovi before you can download. This will be the username and password you would be using anytime you need to source for any applications from the Ovi store.

Android Users

Android also has a native Twitter application. But there should be some cool third party Twitter apps for Android devices too. Iwill be getting my hands on an Android device in the future.

This is about where I will wrap it up on the tools that can make the use of Twitter interesting on your mobile phone. Feel free to explore them, and have fun while at it. Be free to come here and share your comments. I will definitely be checking in on you to see how it is and we can both benefit from our TwitterRave.

My next article will be focused on the technical aspects of Twitter, e.g. #hashtag and its uses, Follow me I follow you, Retweet (RT), some abbreviations and Nigerian slangs. Hang around.

Don’t forget, the MobileRave party is coming up this January. Have you subscribed for your own edition of the MobileRave magazine? Go ahead and do so now here. You can follow me on twitter too (@JesseOguns as well as @MobilityBlog), I tweet about Mobile phone, new media, digital media solutions and just catch fun tweeting.

Have a phone filled day. #okBye.

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