Spaz - a cool Twitter client for webOS

by Volker Weber

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So far I have been using Tweed, but I have always confused the search field with "new post". That's actually how I learned the cut&paste gestures for webOS. Spaz feels better, but it needs a light theme.


You owe it to yourself to also look at Twee (no 'd') and TweetMe. Very functional and visually clean as well.

Gregg Ginsberg, 2010-07-21 22:12

Thanks, Gregg. I did with TweeFree, but it did not stick. There are other things I like about Spaz like open source, no ads. It's not a sucker-them-in software.

Volker Weber, 2010-07-21 22:27

We listed Spaz a while ago on EverythingTwitter. There is a bunch of other clients there, look in the categories

Spaz listing

Chris Miller, 2010-07-21 23:27

Some how I don't see 'Spaz' taking off in the UK market.

Kerr Rainey, 2010-07-22 00:12

Although I don't think the free version of Twee was updated, the paid version was went thru some major interface tweaks recently that makes it much more usable, but I completely understand the attraction to the Spaz development model.

Gregg Ginsberg, 2010-07-22 01:51

I invested the EUR .99 into Bad Kitty.

On the positive side: It supports OAuth, so you do not need to enter your account details into the software. Very likable.

On the neutral side: It looks slick and unobtrusive. It supports multiple accounts and presents them nicely side-by-side. Not a feature that the average Twitter user would need, though.

On the negative side: They've made some user interface decisions that contradict the way other WebOS applications work. Most prominently the "Refresh" and "New Tweet" functions are hidden in an extra menu, so the two most commonly used functions of a Twitter client need two taps to activate. Also, you can't open links in tweets directly in the timeline, you always have to open the tweet first. It loads a maximum of 60 tweets per timeline, which I find is not enough by far.

Conclusion: Spaz has a few issues as well, but the overall experience is definitely better.

Martin Böhm, 2010-07-22 10:04

I would not necessarily call .99€ an investment. :-)

Volker Weber, 2010-07-22 10:05

@Kerr - perhaps we should write a Twitter client called 'Twat' :-)

Julian Woodward, 2010-07-22 13:44

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