SocialScope is one of the best Twitter apps out there for the BlackBerry but most people are locked out of trying it by their closed beta. SocialScope has been in beta since December 2008 which is one of the longest private beta periods I have ever heard of. Those of us who have access to the application can attest to how great it is but SocialScope needs to really hurry up or RIM will release their own official client before they ever get out of private beta.
As an update Tashanna let us know about an update that eve6er69 posted up from SocialScope. Essentially it tells everybody to hold tight…
People of Earth: We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the SocialScope beta process and want to address them.
First, no one should feel left out because they haven’t received an invite or are running a different version then someone else. As the beta progresses every one will be upgraded and more users will be added.
Second, we’re always seeding new versions of the app to small groups of users to test, tune and tweak SocialScope. Keeping the test groups small allow us to work closely with these users; making changes that would otherwise drive you cray and lead to overwhelming number of support emails for us. This is an iterative process that can take many versions until its ready for a wider group of users.
Finally, we’ve tried to be as inclusive as possible leading to a very very large private beta. That means we can’t respond to every email or @reply (we wish we could, but we’re a small team), but your feedback is really valuable to us and we read every email we get. “How do you select users to seed versions to?” Its largely random, but sometimes based on device type and carrier if we’re trying to track down a specific issue. “How long will it take for me to get version x?” We can’t give you a date, but as soon as its ready you’ll get an upgrade notice within the app. “I haven’t even gotten an invite yet…” We’re constantly expanding the beta when a spot opens up or the app is released publicly we’ll let you know.
Finally follow us http://twitter.com/socialscope and become a fan at http://facebook.com/socialsocpe to stay up to date with our latest news.
-Team Conan er SocialScope