Present.ly Native Applications For Your Desktop and Mobile Phone
You may have already noticed by following us on Twitter or just by clicking around on the site, but we’ve launched a number of Present.ly clients in the past weeks.
First up is our cross-platform desktop application that runs on Adobe AIR. You can view your update stream, post updates and more from a simple interface. You can also get notified automatically as new updates come in.
This application is a great way to access Present.ly in a compact, always-on way right on your desktop. We will be rolling out additional features for the application in the coming weeks, but we’re happy to be able to give people what they’ve been asking for since we launched.
We’re also very excited to announce the release of our native mobile applications for Present.ly. Now you can use these applications to interact with your co-workers on your iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android device anywhere you go. With these applications, you can update your status, view your main stream, view your replies, direct messages and more.
The iPhone application is based off the open-sourced Natsulion Twitter iPhone application. It is available for free in the App Store on iTunes. On the Android platform, the Present.ly application is based off of another open-sourced Twitter application, TwitterDroid. You can download the application for free at the Android Marketplace. The BlackBerry application can be downloaded by going to our BlackBerry page. From there you can enter in your e-mail address and we will send the application right to your phone.
For those of you who have another device not listed above, you can use our mobile web version of Present.ly. All you have to do is go to your account from your device’s mobile browser to access the mobile web version of Present.ly. You can also interact with Present.ly through SMS, MMS, or e-mail. Depending on your carrier though, standard rates may apply. Go here to view a list of our supported mobile carriers.
An Open-Source Initiative
We believe strongly in open-source and supporting the open-source community. As part of that, all of the clients discussed today are open-source and available on GitHub. We hope that open-sourcing these applications will serve as a great foundation for building more cool things around Present.ly as well as giving the community the chance to beat us to the punch on improvements if they so choose.