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Old 10-18-2010, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Public beta version now available: HootSuite - Social Media Dashboard for Teams using Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin

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As someone who's been waiting a long time (and still waiting) for an invite from SocialScope, I think the Hootsuite app is a welcomed alternative for those who need to update and want to check both Twitter and Facebook from one place.

I'm a big fan of the Hootsuite web interface, and like seeing that nearly all the features are carried over to the app such as scheduling tweets. But as a twitter app, I think there's still room for improvement. There's no auto-complete for user names, no "Go to user" function, and the lack of keyboard shortcuts (everything is navigated from menus) makes the whole process of using the app feel a bit laborious and slow.

I do find that the overall interface is pretty well designed, though it'd be nice to have some control over font size for tweets, composing, etc. I think those are more minor issues compared to the larger ones stated above. As this is still in "beta" I'm sure changes will be made based on feedback from users.

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Old 10-18-2010, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The app needs a lot of work. No shortcuts, marginal interface, no toolbar. Successful sending is hit or miss. I had to reset my password to enable it to work. #fail
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I am with Akos needs a bit of work
I have deleted from my BB already
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I am surprised it would be released at this low level of quality
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It's an all right app, but as stated, it needs some work. I won't be deleting it though as I'm gonna give it a few days to see if I can adjust to the things it lacks (in my opinion).
It does have a lot of promise though.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Experiencing problems with the app at the moment. For some reason, the app is only working for me at the moment when I'm on wifi. Anybody else?
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Tried it for about 30 minutes and deleted.. Went back to ubertwitter.
Then again, it is a BETA.
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Yea, I finally deleted it myself this morning. It still shows promise, and I hope they can get it going properly. But it caused my phone to lag, and hourglass way too much, not to mention it was slow itself. I also never got it to connect with my Facebook account. It signed in all right to it, but it never displayed anything.
Ubertwitter, I'm back!
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Yea, I finally deleted it myself this morning. It still shows promise, and I hope they can get it going properly. But it caused my phone to lag, and hourglass way too much, not to mention it was slow itself. I also never got it to connect with my Facebook account. It signed in all right to it, but it never displayed anything.
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So a few days only became a few hours.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Yea, and a total waste of them too. I tried to hang in there, but in the end, I got tired.
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