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Polarbear app now in public beta

Polarbear app now in public beta
By DJ Reyes on 27 Aug 2013 08:57 am EDT
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The Polarbear app has been in private beta for a while now and a couple of the CrackBerry team have been trying it out as well as quite a number of other of our readers. If you haven't been able to get in on the beta yet now is your chance. Polarbear is now available in beta, so you can give it a try before it goes back into BlackBerry World.

If you don't know what Polarbear is all about, it's an app that allows you to post to multiple social media sites in one go. You can post to Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Pages, App.net, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Blogger. 

It's definitely a useful app if you do post to more than one social media site. The developer is open to feedback, of course that's the point of a beta program.

If you'd like to get in on the beta, hit up the link below. For a quick demo of the Polarbear in action you can check out our video too.

Download Polarbear beta

33 comments

mad.dog99

I'm really disappointed it's not a native app, it can't be that hard to write surely? No photo posting either, which would have been nice

mad.dog99

I should also say that yes, it does do the job really well (I only use it for Twitter and FB). I used to use buffer on my Z10 but no version for Q10 :-(

drewread

Uhhh. QuickPost. It's in app world. 99c

#GetWithBB10 Channel @ C000D7228

Flip4Bytes

I'd have to recommend Quick Post over this app, was immensely disappointed to not see Polar Bear a native app when it's gotten as much publicity as it has.. it doesn't run very well at all..

- Developer of 'Web Design Cheat Sheet' for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

schmeat

It's lacking google+ and app.net though.

ofutur

Dev is waiting for your purchase so that he can implement it ;)

schmeat

I'm not buying an app that doesn't suit my needs, hoping that it will in the future. Doesn't make much sense for me.

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mad.dog99

Cant see it in app world. Does that mean no Q10 support? Or is it my apalling data connection on EE

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FuzzyFish

It is native, just not Cascades.

The more recent builts are so fast and snappy, and the app so simple to use that it's a non-issue. This is a fantastic app guys, give it a shot.

The dev is excellent and very responsive as well. If nothing else I'd buy into the dev because he's been so great.

Sam76

Exactly what I'm looking for, a good all in one social media app.

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Pete The Penguin

On Android it looks like a BB10 app, so why isn't Polarbear a Native app on BB10?

LoganSix

If it was a Native App, then the developer could make it a Card. Then other developers could call the Polar Bear Card from their app.

sk8er_tor

It's not native? No thank you.

redk

what?? its not native?? the what is it, because it doesn't look like an android port.

Flip4Bytes

It's WebWorks.. hence why it's cross-platform in the first place, because HTMl5/WebWorks is a cross-platform language. They really should have gone native.. Installed the app and then quickly found myself uninstalling it.

- Developer of 'Web Design Cheat Sheet' for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

ofutur

No, it's not, it's worse, it's AIR O_o

FuzzyFish

Have you guys used the more recent builds? :/

FuzzyFish

But it works really well, so does it matter how it's built?

ofutur

Not really, but looks at the difference between BB10 settings in 10.1 and 10.2. It's clear that things are much smoother with Cascades.
Granted, we don't need to scroll that much in the app, so it shouldn't have a too great negative impact on the UX.
My biggest problem with the app atm is that I lose all my settings when I reload an OS.

FuzzyFish

I haven't tried 10.2 yet but I get your point.

But just like you said though, Polarbear's UX is laid out (maybe on purpose, maybe not) so that there really is no scrolling and all interaction with the app is immediate.

Would it be nicer if it's Cascades, ya for sure. But even as it sits the app does work really well. I just want people (especially the ones who haven't tried this app yet) to stop with the "if it's not Cascades it's garbage" mentality because this app and the dev deserves better than this.

I hear ya about the settings.

Alphax45

Isn't this was Social Feeds does already? (On OS 7 at least it does)
I love it!

rocker_man1

Don't know what you all are talking about. This is a great app that runs like a native app even if it isn't. It has all kinds of native stuff built in. The developer is putting so much work into it to make sure it works awesome!

Been using it for around a month and love it. Bugs I have found have already been worked out.

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FuzzyFish

Totally agreed. This isn't an Android port and it's extremely quick and snappy. Once photo upload is included it'll be just about perfect.

I don't care if it's native or not as long as it works, and this app works great!

Timq77

BB10 could easily do this as a stock function. From the hub, you should be able to hit compose and then select which feeds -- twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

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scottdpreece

I like the app just went to upload a photo and it doesn't have that capability YET.

adamschuetze

I got on the private beta, but quickly deleted it. It's not native coded. We shouldn't be supporting this.

Adam Schuetze

Drmoe

I wouldn't be using this app but as most have suggested, native is far more superior to ported...

Good luck!

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PrettiiBadOne419

Quick Post is a lot better. $0.99 is nothing for a better app & performance.

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schmeat

I have had no performance issues at all with polar bear at all. An app like this doesn't really need to be native, it runs fine as is.

So many cry babies in the comments, I can see why BlackBerry App World is lacking.

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