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Lemma a Free Open Source Twitter Client For the PlayBook

Posted: 27 Aug 2011 06:45 PM PDT

If you are not satisfied or want more options for PlayBook twitter clients here is a new one called Lemma. The application is free and offers quite a few options. The creators also said they created the app as a proof of concept to show the PlayBook potential. They promise to release the source code so that the BlackBerry development community can keep improving the app. So far the app has received good reviews from PlayBook users.

The app takes a different approach compared to other Twitter clients with a menu bar at the bottom of the application.

About the app from the developer:

Like all side projects started by developers, the genesis of the idea for Lemma for the BlackBerry PlayBook sprung from my personal desire to use Twitter as a news service of sorts; I follow hundreds of accounts categorized into ten topic areas via lists. Thus, Lemma was originally developed to meet the following specifications:

  • To bring an easy-to-read Twitter experience to the BlackBerry PlayBook, utilizing the tablet's 7-inch display to the maximum;
  • To allow heavy-duty users to quickly sort and navigate accounts they follow using lists;
  • And to provide a proof of concept / useful code examples to the BlackBerry WebWorks development community.

Because of the relative immaturity of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK at the current time (August 2011) does not allow for the responsiveness and error-free operation that I personally feel are required of a paid product, I submitted Lemma to BlackBerry App World as a free download.

So, what's next for Lemma? I've left the impetus to make further improvements in the hands of the WebWorks development community, as the source code now resides in the public domain. I'll likely remain active in the role of overall administrator of the program, but active development has now ceased.

I hope that you like Lemma, and that the lessons I've learned in writing it help and inform others. Enjoy!

Sully Syed (@sullysyed)

You can download the application at this link from app world and if you are a developer visit the official website at this link to find out more incase you would like to contribute to the future of this application.

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Posted by Luis Merlos for ©BerryReview, August 27, 2011, 9:45 pm. | Lemma a Free Open Source Twitter Client For the PlayBook | Leave a comment |

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