Trill: A solid app for S60 text Tweeters!

4 Aug

One of the biggest complaints we have had about the Symbian S60 platform is the fact that barring the excellent Gravity (which, alas, comes for a rather high price, as far as apps go), good Twitter apps are rather hard to come by. This absence of Twitteralia becomes all the more conspicuous when one considers all the free Twitter apps that abound in the Android Market, the Apple App Store and even the BlackBerry App World. So you can imagine our delight when we heard that the good folk at Spice Labs had put a new Twitter client, called Trill, on the Ovi Store, which would run on Symbian Series 60 (3rd edition) devices, and hallelujah, would cost not a penny.



Of course, we went right ahead and downloaded it on our trusty Nokia E72 (turning a deaf ear to cries of “you are still using that phone” from the resident iPhone/Android squad) and well, while we were not exactly blown away by what we saw, it was a very handy app indeed. At 0.79 MB, it is not the heaviest download, although registering your Twitter account is mildly inconvenient – you launch the app, which launches the browser, where you enter your password and username, and then the browser closes and dumps you back into the app, which then starts loading your Tweets. The app itself is a decent, solid Twitter app if all one is looking for is the option to read and make some tweets and also check on one’s followers. You do not get options like the ability to shorten a URL or upload a picture, but if it is just text you are after and the option to open links mentioned in tweets, this will more than do. It is stable, quick, shows profile details, and allows you to search for other tweets and tweeters apart from doing basic stuff like making tweets, answering tweets and retweeting.



No, we do not think Trill is the answer to our prayers for a powerful Twitter client for S60, but it is more than a welcome addition to the rather thin Twitter offerings at the Ovi Store.

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