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Old 12-16-2009, 04:28 PM
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Default Twitter App Coming to Zune HD Today

<p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/zt/auto/1261003251.usr1.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Details are scarce - if I hadn't checked my Twitter feed early this morning, I wouldn't have seen this - but apparently the long-awaited Twitter app for the Zune HD is <a href="http://twitter.com/yegr/status/6718587231" target="_blank">going to be released on Zune Marketplace today</a>. Watch for it!</p><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> The Twitter client is now live in the Marketplace. Anyone tried it yet? What do you think of it? Some screen shots after the break. I'm on Twitter a fair bit, so this app is by far the most useful of them all for me. What I really want is an email client though... <MORE /></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//zt/auto/1261005912.usr1.png" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /> <img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//zt/auto/1261005922.usr1.png" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//zt/auto/1261005931.usr1.png" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /> <img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//zt/auto/1261005940.usr1.png" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//zt/auto/1261005949.usr1.png" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p>
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:45 PM
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{Sigh} As I use neither Twitter nor Facebook, the Zune HD platform still seems to have gone no where since launch.

You can say that the Zune team has limited resources, and I'm sure that is true. But if they only opened up development they wouldn't have to worry about it because the community would improve it for them.

Of course I don't own a Zune HD so perhaps I have no right to say anything.

Hey, if they put out an ePub/PDF reader, I would be happy.

Here's hoping that the platform picks up steam at some point. I'm still hoping Microsoft can pull out a winner here. Especially as a ZunePass subscriber.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:31 PM
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You can say that the Zune team has limited resources, and I'm sure that is true. But if they only opened up development they wouldn't have to worry about it because the community would improve it for them.
Indeed...they key to growing an app store for a platform is not to do everything by yourself, it's to let developers do the work for you! This is puzzling behaviour by the Zune team.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:33 PM
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I don't really see much need for a Twitter app, maybe just for promotion they can now show the infamous Twitter and Facebook logos on the Zune site alongst the Zune HD? Just like every other product being sold nowadays. But seriously, why would I bother with loading up my Zune HD, connecting it to a wifi spot, loading up the app, and tweeting when most people can just pull out their phone and send a text? Not to rain on their last several weeks' worth of work, but I agree with Philip, because of their limited resources, they should open up the floor for others to do the work and unleash the potential that the Zune HD has built-in.
 
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:47 PM
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This is partially why I argued that there shouldn't even BE an app store. Either go all out or don't bother. Because a half-assed attempt looks even worse!
 
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:16 PM
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{Sigh} As I use neither Twitter nor Facebook, the Zune HD platform still seems to have gone no where since launch.

You can say that the Zune team has limited resources, and I'm sure that is true. But if they only opened up development they wouldn't have to worry about it because the community would improve it for them.

Of course I don't own a Zune HD so perhaps I have no right to say anything.

Hey, if they put out an ePub/PDF reader, I would be happy.

Here's hoping that the platform picks up steam at some point. I'm still hoping Microsoft can pull out a winner here. Especially as a ZunePass subscriber.
Don't have a ZuneHD, don't care about it, so why post?
 
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:22 AM
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Don't have a ZuneHD, don't care about it, so why post?
Well, he does have a Zune and is a Zune Pass subscriber, so I think he has the right to comment. Heck, people can comment here even if they don't own a Zune.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:26 AM
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It's very well done, but it's nothing revolutionary, but I do like that they kept the "swipe" interface.

But since I'm not a tweeter, I don't think that I'll be using it too much.

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Old 12-17-2009, 12:31 AM
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HEAR ME, ZUNE TEAM; I REQUIRE AN EMAIL CLIENT.
You too? Glad to hear I'm not alone.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:47 AM
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You too? Glad to hear I'm not alone.
Ooh! Ooh!
I'd like an ebook reader and an audio book reader that allows me to navigate between chapters please.
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