Khweeteur is a great twitter and identi.ca client for
Maemo. One feature I particularly like is its support for queuing of
status updates, which is useful when connectivity is poor or
non-existent (which, for me, is typically when something tweet-worthy
happens). It also supports multiple accounts, e.g., a twitter account
and an identi.ca account.
Khwetteur can automatically download updates and notify you when
something happens. Enabling this option causes Khwetteur to
periodically perform updates whenever there is an internet
connection—whether it is a WiFi connection or via cellular. This
is unfortunate for those, who like me, have limited data transfer
Deciding when to transfer updates is exactly what
Woodchuck was designed for, and recently, I added
Woodchuck support to Khweeteur. Now, if Woodchuck is found, Khweeteur
will rely on it to determine when to schedule updates (of course, you
can still manually force an update whenever you like!).
While modifying the code, I also made a few bug fixes and some small
enhancements. Two improvements that, I think, are
noteworthy are: displaying unread messages in a different color from
read messages, and indicating when the last update attempt occured.
You can install the Woodchuck-enabled version of Khweeteur on your
N900 using this installer. You’ll also need to
install the Woodchuck server, to profit from the
Woodchuck support. Hopefully, the version in Maemo extras will be
Other Woodchuck-enabled software for the N900 include:
If you are interested in adding Woodchuck support to your software,
let me know either via email or join #woodchuck on irc.freenode.net.