I’ve been thinking back over the year and I have to say Mobileways.de Gravity wins my award for “Symbian Application of 2009”.
I was very luck enough to be in at the very start of the development of this application as a beta tester and I have seen it develop over the year from a simple twitter client to the power app it is now.
Just in case you don’t know Gravity is a native Twitter client for the S60v3 and S60v5 platform. It supports multiple accounts, Twitter Search, Laconica, Ping.fm, posting of pictures via MobyPicture and TwitPic, preview pictures from Mobypicture, Twitpic, TwitGoo, Flic.kr, YFrog and img.ly, forward tweets via sms and email, post URLs to delicious and Instapaper and audio and visual notifications.
Gravity also has Facebook, which is not as feature rich as twitter, but still allows you to view and post messages and view photos inline from Facebook.
Gravity also recently added Google Reader feature which just put the icing on the cake for me. Everything I need and use to keep up to date with the mobile and web news all in one single application.
Only very recently a new Gravity-Preview version of the application was released with a new improved Dashboard, better Twitter Lists and Search and a few hidden gems like “Important” thrown in by @Janole (Gravity Developer on twitter) to keep this application improving every month, week, day…
@janole is planning to make the Gravity-Preview version 1.30 Build 6232 a release candidate very soon for everyone to enjoy and he’s already looking ahead to improve and bring new features to this already superb application. Planned for next feature updates are a completely new message editor (multiple accounts, adding hashtags, selecting users, adding geolocation, adding pictures/videos/audio from the gallery and geolocation search) and also polishing up the existing Facebook and Google Reader.
What makes Gravity also stand out above all other symbian applications is the overall user interface, @janole has manage to make Gravity work smooth and very very fast and uses every bit of space on the screen to allow you to select all the functions you require fast and efficiently, maybe its just how the Germans work and develop? 😀
Do you use Gravity? What do you think of it? Post a comment and let me know?