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

Reader comments

Polarbear app now in public beta

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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

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 :-(

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)

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

Posted via CB10

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.

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.

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

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)

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.

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.

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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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!

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

Adam Schuetze

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

Good luck!

Posted via the best phone ever. The white Z10.

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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