Today we are announcing the public release of Boid Beta. We will be releasing the major release in the Google Play Store as a new app with a different name. The current Alpha will receive an update with a prompt to update to the new Beta — and you should want to update! We have a whole host of new features ready.
The Pre-Beta build includes all the features our private testers have had access to for the past few days, and a few other entirely new ones. Below is a shortened list of features that will be coming in Pre-Beta. For a full list, see out detailed changelog at bit.ly/changelogboidbeta.
- Removed accounts tab and added a separate interface with switcher in action bar
- Added Nearby and Media Timeline column types
- Tweet composer has been redesigned
- Columns can now be pinned from around the app
- TwitLonger posting for over 140 character Tweets has been added
- Muting of phrases and hashtags has been added
- Support for following stocks has been added
We’ll be adding more features in the future like notifications - we have a method for push in mind and have applied for Windows Azure BizSpark - and pinning user columns. We have a lot more in the pipeline, so stay tuned on Twitter for more!
The Beta will be pushed at some point today.