Got to love downloading a pre-release beta build. Does that make it an Alpha? Greg let me know that UberTwitter put up a preview release of the upcoming Beta 6 build we got some screencandy of before. It seems like the build was shared outside the closed beta testing group and UberTwitter is trying to get ahead of the situation by releasing the pre-release themselves. Confused yet?
The following lists the major features they hope to get into this release:
- Lists, Lists, Lists!!! – You can create, delete, subscribe, add members, view members, all the functionality you would expect of an Über mobile client!
- Retweets – We will support the old method and new method, you decide!
- Find People – You can search for people, just like the ‘Find People’ link on Twitter’s home page.
- New Icon – We love it!
- Saved Searches – Fully integrated with Twitter’s saved search capability.
- Update Twitter Profile – Yes, you will be able to update your Twitter profile directly from your phone.
- Profile Picture – We have heard you, we will allow you to upload a picture for your Twitter avatar right from your phone!
- Über Bar – We couldn’t resist the name! This is a tab bar at the top of the screen, the neat thing is that you can add your own tabs! A list can be a tab, a saved search, and later other types of timelines.
- Report Spam – One menu selection to report a tweet as a spam, and optionally block the user.
- Twitter Geo-Tagging – We will directly support Twitter’s new geo-tagging capability. You can decide whether to still use myloc.me URLs, Twitter Geo-Tagging, or both!
- Twitter name menu – Type ‘@’ and a list of your friends automatically pops up allowing selection
- Larger Avatars – Click the profile picture, and view a larger version!
- Various bug fixes.