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Twitter for Android updated with minor bug fixes

Twitter for Android updated with minor bug fixes

Twitter for Android app has updated to version 3.2.1. The change log for the update adds support for Indonesian language and fixes application crash issues for users using Twitter in Dutch, Finnish, and Hungarian. For folks facing issues with the app can download the update by clicking the link below.

Download Twitter for Android (3.2.1) from the Google Play Store

(Requires Android 2.1 or Higher)

Download Twitter for Android (3.2.1) from the Google Play Store

Scan the QR Code or click the image to begin the download

Social Messaging Apps! An end to Text Messaging (SMS) ?

Social Messaging Apps ! An end to Text Messaging(SMS)Social Messaging Apps ! An end to Text Messaging(SMS)Social Messaging Apps ! An end to Text Messaging(SMS)Social Messaging Apps ! An end to Text Messaging(SMS)

Today we are in a world where for every single buzz in that corner their is something that is ringing the bell and providing us information at the push of a button. A question that arises in my mind “ Are Social Messaging Services an end to SMS or Text Messaging?

To elaborate let us consider an example. If you need to greet your friends for Christmas would you like to send a paid SMS that might get delayed due to network overload or you would prefer Social Messaging Platforms like BBM, Whatsapp etc. I even tend to get more digging into the facts by analyzing that BBM is the most expensive service that one opts for with the only big benefit that it works globally and a limitation to work only on smartphones made by RIM (Research in Motion).

Lets have a simple mathematical calculation. Each of us pay close may spend close to 3$-10$ on messaging packs for getting unlimited texts. A limited text messaging pack may limit you to send texts to certain number say between 400-500. If we say that your carrier gives you 10K texts at the same price, it still remains expensive as your still need to pay standard text messaging rates on  festive or special occasions.

Whatsapp (a popular free messaging application) comes initially free with one complete year of free subscription and subsequently just 1.99$ an yr.  This is so far the best-known platform to evolve, as this application is a cross platform application that works across Android, Blackberry, Symbian, iOS and Windows Phone as well.

Now another query that might buzz you is that all of these applications need packet data or 3G/4G Internet packages via carriers and these come at a cost. The answer is right as even the most basic of you’re prepaid or postpaid plan accommodates 50MB-300MB of free usage.  If you are using an all unlimited plan on any carrier you get ample download limit in GB’s (Gigabytes). A Social Messaging application would not even use 50MB if you just do plain texts, incase you opt in to send photos, videos, and files, the usage would vary depending on the file size.

Some cool perks if you are on Social Messengers or Social Messaging Apps:

  • Geo Location Services (Send your location to your mates)
  • Photo and Video Sharing
  • Unlimited Texts without any charge with the advantage of free texts during festive occasions including international messaging as well.
  • The ability to build your strong network or niche.
  • Group Messaging
  • Group Video Chat (Some Applications)
  • Smiley’s 🙂
  • Works on Wi-Fi

Some free applications that I would like to suggest:

Blackberry users may use the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) for Social Messaging within their own network. For chatting with friends on other platforms you may choose from any of the aforesaid applications.

If you just want be social on prime social networks like Facebook,  Google+, Twitter, Yahoo! etc. you may download applications like ebuddy, Facebook Mobile App, Nimbuzz, Google+, Skype, Yahoo! and Fring .

Its time to get social ! Enjoy !

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Free Twitter access for Bharti Airtel users


1st December 2011 Bharti Airtel officially announced free Twitter access for all its users across India. Airtel users will now enjoy free access  on to Twitter via web browsers i.e. mobile.twitter.com or using the Twitter short code service via SMS. The users get entitled to this service for free till 1st March 2012. The free service helps enabling people who are new to Mobile Internet and Social Web to interact by posting tweets and subscribing to their favorite celebrities, friends etc. and be a part of the latest news and interaction. Twitter itself is a very huge network consisting of more than 100 million users and a tweet every second about something new, it’s a micro blogging interface that helps users to share thoughts in 140 characters. If you are an Airtel user, you can activate free Twitter access in by following these simple steps.

  • Twitter Mobile Website: mobile.twitter.com, you need not activate GPRS to get access to this website, just open it in your phone browser and follow the simple registration steps.
  • Create a new account on Twitter By SMS: SMS ‘START’ to 53000, upon receiving reply – SMS ‘SIGNUP’ to 53000. Next, type a username (unique and less than 15 characters) and send that to 53000. Once Twitter approves your username, you will get a confirmation message, prompting you to SMS a chosen password to 53000. On completion of this process, your Twitter account will be created. Sign up is only required if a user wants to tweet.
  • To Follow a specific users just type ‘ Follow Username’ and send it to 53000.
  • For further details you can also visit: www.airtel.in/twitter
  • For help and support on Twitter Mobile via web or SMS you can visit: http://support.twitter.com/groups/34-apps-sms-and-mobile#topic_153

Enjoy Tweeting !! Tweet Tweet !! 😉