HootSuite has been running a private beta of its BlackBerry Twitter client for a little over a month, and they’re now willing to give us a quick glimpse at what they’re working on. It’s pretty simple and bare bones as you can see, especially compared to their Android and iPhone apps, but enterprise-grade functions, like multiple account support and metrics viewing all seem to be there. As an enterprise device, BlackBerry’s a good fit for HootSuite; hopefully there will be lots of good use of push and web/local syncing.
HootSuite’s main competition in web-based Twitter clients, Seesmic, has been on BlackBerry for awhile now, and might have a bit of a lead in development, but HootSuite will no doubt put up a good fight, especially when the official Twitter application still doesn’t support geolocated tweets or multiple accounts. There’s also a new player called Blaq, made by folks with some solid experience in the BlackBerry world – I’m definitely looking forward to see what they have to offer versus established Twitter clients like UberTwitter and SocialScope.
Interested in getting in on the closed beta for HootSuite on BlackBerry? Go ahead and apply here, or hit up the download links below if you’re using an Android device or iPhone.
– Download HootSuite Lite for iPhone (Free) [iTunes Link]
– Download HootSuite for iPhone ($2.99) [iTunes Link]
– Download HootSuite Lite for Android (Free) [Market Link]
– Download HootSuite for Android ($2.99) [Market Link]
[via HootSuite Blog]