CES 2009: Viigo to Get Twitter, Shopping, Porfolios and more

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By Kevin Michaluk on 12 Jan 2009 01:51 am EST
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I know a huge number of our readers are fans of CrackBerry Viigo, so it was exciting to catch a glimpse of the latest alpha of Viigo (coming your way as a beta in the near future) which further builds onto the app's already awesome features.

New and notable are the addition of Social Networking and Shopping channels as well as improvements to Stocks & Finance which now allows you to build and track your own portfolio. The Shopping channel will allow you to browse software (think along the lines of our CrackBerry App Store within Viigo) and the Social Networking channel will allow you to do all your uhh... social networking... right within Viigo.

What had our on-location Crack Team most excited (I'm looking at you @azeis) was the addition of Twitter to Viigo. TwitterBerry is good and SocialScope is promising... and putting Twitter within Viigo is a whole new level of cool (so much so that I finally broke down and started up a personal twitter account. You can now follow me at twitter.com/crackberrykevin).

I also got the impression that all of this is just scratching the surface of Viigo's plans for 2009. You'll want to stay tuned for more. Lots more pictures after the jump. And if you don't have Viigo yet, you can pick it up for free from CrackBerryViigo.com.

Coming Your Way in Viigo - Social Networking, Shopping, My Portfolio

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Hands on With Twitter via Viigo

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27 comments

Bla1ze

This will be nice to see how it compares to @Socialscope and of course TwitterBerry, but alas, I'm still waiting for the RE-integration of podcast downloads, Viigo stated they removed it due to memory management isssues, but when it was there..I never had any issues with it, so I'd love to see that tossed back into the mix again.

PS: @mlesiw needs a new Berry, that curve looks roughed up :P

Queen4111

When is Twitter going to be available on Viigo?

rmstudio

I really dont know Twitterberry is a great way to use twitter in a uncluttered way and very direct clean and simple way. We will have to see..

Find you license? Probably being sold on a street in Tijuana
by now... Or East L.A. .. LoL.

Sirhill

I really never used viigo so i deleted it off my bb cause of mem issues but if twitter wel be on there there will be a reason for me to use more often, as i am always twitting my twitple. Love the idea.

Sirhill

I really never used viigo so i deleted it off my bb cause of mem issues but if twitter wel be on there there will be a reason for me to use more often, as i am always twitting my twitple. Love the idea.

derekflint

Still getting used to using Viigo (keep closing it down for a start), but very useful. Can't wait to see what the additional features bring with them.

jtrick33

What is the difference between crackberry viigo and viigo??

BB_Storm73

What happend to Audio & Podcasts? In the current version it says 'coming soon'. This new version screenshots looks like its been removed?

Matt Bogart

Not to worry BB Storm73, Viigo still has Audio & Podcasts in the works.

joygasm310

and the Associated Press apps on my Bold. I dont use them as much as I did on my Curve. I feel like they suck up my memory and drain my battery. I cant bring myself to remove them though, cause theyre both great apps. Anyone else experience that?

skitchbeatz

I'm more interested in podcasts and hope that they roll out those features first. There is already a twitter app so this is redundant right now

SUNNY01#CB

I am sure that there is a whole infrastructure that is required to run his handset services.
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briankeith513

Has anyone heard when an official version of viigo is to be released for the Storm?

markyoung04

man, I thought my Curve was well worn before getting the storm...until I looked at these pics of your Curve :).

mike240se

Will someone please buy them a storm so they can do some beta testing on the storm?!?! :)

The bug where you have to hold the back button seems like something that would take 1 day to fix, but they havent for some reason.

the program is really cool but is buggy on the storm.

also it has issues loading full articles, etc.

Mark Ruddock

New STORM release coming in the next 24-48 hours ... all storm users will be notified when ready.

Mark Ruddock
CEO Viigo

Mark Ruddock

New STORM release coming in the next 24-48 hours ... all storm users will be notified when ready.

Mark Ruddock
CEO Viigo

Anonymous

I really wish they would just finally add the podcasts stuff.

revwill

Integrated Twitter will be great as long as Viigo's Twitter functionality is comparable to Twitterberry.

janakay

Any idea when this is available? I have seen lots of questions but no answers! I like Viigo, and since I haven't been able to get either twitterberry or bbtweet to work, I'm hoping the social network channels are added soon.

Also what is the dif between crackberry viigo and regular viigo?

sqlgeek

Any updates on this app? Nearly the end of March and would love to have the Social Networking portion...

dcwc

very excite to see have Social Networking incorporate

laxb51

When will twitter be added to viigo? I just put Viigo on my BB and no twitter. Whats up with that! I hope they put twitter and twitpic on soon! I am using TwitterBerry and I want something better.

alwaysbelieve1

When will the Social Networking Channel be available for us???

tensixteen64

Thank you so much for this article. I have two Twitter accounts, one personal and one for my business. This makes it easier. :)

icervantesiii

Tried downloading to my 8320. Downloads a .cab file, when I try to open it, says that the page is not openable..I don't know, I'm working with 2 hours sleep. This is beating the awakenessoutta me.