Most users are experiencing issues accessing Twitter on web and mobile apps. We’re looking into it.
It looks like Twitter is down. I can’t log in and tweets aren’t loading in Twitter clients. Anyone else having this problem?
So, today is the eve of the iOS 7 launch, so iCloud.com seems like the right site to be down right now. It is down for me, is it down for anybody else?
BlackBerry Messenger has definitely been a great tool for communicating with people who have Blackberries, however for the first time, BlackBerry is planning on releasing the famous messaging app for iPhone and Android. Unfortunately, BlackBerry had submitted the app to the Apple App Store, however Apple is yet to approve it. The version for Android is pretty much confirmed as well, but is yet to be released. I am personally looking forward on downloading BBM for my iPod Touch. I want to see what it has to offer, and why so many people feel it is the best mobile messaging platform in the world. Currently, I prefer using WhatsApp and Kik, the latter of which has had tremendous growth in the year of 2013. However, I do see a few obstacles ahead for BlackBerry for getting the app to be fully functional on Android and iOS. BBM for BB10 offers a unique screen-sharing capability, and BlackBerry says that they are working on offering this functionality for Android and iOS devices as well. But, due to Apple’s tightly walled garden, screen sharing and screen recording has never been a feature that has existed. On the other hand, on Android, it will be fairly easy to get the app to record the screen. Another thing that BlackBerry has to consider is that if they want to make the app fully cross-platform in terms of a messaging service, they will have to offer it on platforms such as Windows Phone and in the future, Ubuntu and Tizen OS as well. Many analysts though claim that by creating a version of BBM for other platforms, BlackBerry is killing itself. This may be part of their plan, because they may want to create a strong user base of BBM users, and then sell off the part of BlackBerry which is known for hardware and software. I am predicting that BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS will be coming out either on September 20 or 21st. So, what do you think will happen? Will the release of BBM for other platforms create significantly more competition in the mobile messaging market, or will this be the end of BlackBerry?
Update: There will be a BlackBerry event tomorrow, September 18, which is rumored to be announcing the release of BBM for Android and iOS.
Alright, it looks like Twitter is down for me. I keep getting the Error, why does this happen at the worst possible time.
Wow, I feel like there really hasn’t been that much tech news, and that many new products out there. I’ll be getting back to doing some new tech learning, so look out for that on the blog. This Fall seems to be bringing lots of new products, so I’ll be sharing my thoughts here. Thanks!