, a widely used Twitter app for sending and reading tweets, announced that it has emerged from public beta. In addition to incorporating dozens of features added in response to user requests, Release 1.0 includes the ability to post full rich media including photos and location directly to Facebook. Today, more than nine million users have downloaded UberTwitter, and they send approximately 10 million tweets a day with the app.
"We've read and responded to over 10,000 email suggestions for new features, all of which have guided our development efforts and resulted in the industry-leading feature set in UberTwitter for BlackBerry," says Paul McDonald, CEO of UberTwitter. "Because of direct suggestions from users, we knew that when we integrated Facebook posts, we couldn't just send the same 140 characters to two places. We wanted users' posts from UberTwitter to be first-class citizens in their Facebook stream, complete with rich media previews of pictures and locations. Based on early feedback, we know users are going to really appreciate this functionality."
UberTwitter will continue to encourage its users to share their suggestions for new features. Within the app, there is a button where users can submit their ideas, and the feedback will be used to prioritize future development efforts.
UberTwitter also recently announced an open beta for its new iPhone app, available for free at iTunes.