I have iPhone 3G which is running on iOS 4.2.1. Since it has a slow processor and low memory, some apps crash all the time. Official Twitter app, “Twitter for iPhone” drove me crazy last weekend. So I decided to switch to a new app.
I tested some of popular apps in App Store with my own criteria. I also re-installed official app and tested it too.
The tests are not finished yet. Since I do not have an iPhone anymore, I will not be able to finish these tests.
|Echofon for Twitter||Seesmic||TweetDeck for iPhone||Twitterrific for iPhone||TwitBird free for Twitter||HootSuite for Twitter|
|by Twitter, Inc.||by naan studio, Inc.||by Seesmic, Inc.||by TweetDeck||by The IconFactory||by NibiruTech Limited||by Hootsuite Media Inc.|
|Performance (out of 5)||3||5||4||5||4||3||4|
|Ease of use (out of 5)||5||5||4||6||4||4||4|
|RT’d tweets of me||✘||✔||✘||?||✘||✘||✘|
|Faved tweets of me||✘||✔||✘||?||✘||✘||✘|
|URL shortening – bit.ly||✔||✔||✔||✔||?||✔||✘|
|Image upload – TwitPic||✔||✔||✔||✔||?||✔||✘|
“Performance” and “ease of use” was scored by my own observations.