Twitter gets visualized on the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha courtesy of Conduct's FeatherDuster app

By Bla1ze on 23 Aug 2012 07:37 pm EDT

As we all know, RIM has taken the BlackBerry Jam tour on the road. One such place where the tour stopped was in Sydney, Australia. During the event there, Conduct - a Melbourne based creative digital agency, took the stage to show off their latest app called FeatherDuster which is an interactive tool for visually discovering live Twitter streams.

Using the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha hardware, Conduct was able to push the limits of the device and show what is capable of being done with RIM's new developer tools. In speaking about the app and RIM's upcoming platform, Charlie Pohl, Managing Director at Conduct shared his thoughts:

“It’s very clear that the BB10 platform has a very flexible and advantageous tool chain. The added flexibility allows Conduct to choose which technologies we wish to target while leveraging our iOS and Android skill sets. BlackBerry’s platform is proving a more feasible solution for our clients in comparison to other platforms. ”

Indeed. RIM has put a lot of time into their offerings and we're only now starting to see what can be done. Over the next few months as we get closer to the release of more tools and BlackBerry 10, we'll start seeing more apps being produced as well.

The biggest challenge RIM faces in the developer area though, is getting the word out there that the new stuff they're offering is over and above anything they've offered in the past. The BlackBerry 10 Jam Tours are helping that so one has to wonder how many folks are working on apps but just haven't made official announcements yet.

Personally speaking, I'm under the impression that RIM has lined a few partners up that we're not even fully aware of. Some of which you may be surprised to see in the line up and some which might have already declared their dropping of BlackBerry support only to of have meant dropping of support for 'legacy' systems and dedicate thetime to BlackBerry 10 development. But that's a story for another time.

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Twitter gets visualized on the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha courtesy of Conduct's FeatherDuster app


"Proof of concept" I suppose.. but it's more to show off the capabilities of what can be done. Kinda like the NBA app Macadamia showed off as well where it pulled in Twitter info to give details on what people were talking about.

Good, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I was very confused and thought... ' time for more coffee'.
Whatever it is, it does look pretty cool.

If, for some reason, Rim doesn't survive, I guess it's safe to say you guys will be using Windows's Phone and Tablets?

Holy crap.. I think I saw that on Star Trek.. and I mean Next Generations. Can't wait to see that type of interface on my new BB10 phone. It looks freakin' impressive!

And with that kind of interfaces ported over to my playbook... heck .. even better


And people wonder why RIM hasn't shown off much yet of BB10/QNX OS. It's because they know they have a exciting new product/OS coming and don't want to much out there. For all of us geeks that know about this powerful upcoming OS know that it is super advanced then the current rest and it's a damn BEAST!!! I will bet my life on it that their new OS will have many flocking to it when they see all about it.

I'm gonna plus one (+1) all comments made (except for the $9.99 comment) before the time showing on my comment. I don't think I've ever seen a phone do that... And that's the tip of the iceberg. I'm waiting for the troll comments now.

RIM, please don't botch the marketing of BB10. You have the King of OSs here. But you need to develop the emotional attachment. Appeal to the heart, not the cerebellum. Make the public lust after BB10, not rationally analyze it. With the potential of BB10, as demonstrated by Conduct, you have the goods. Just convince people you can deliver.

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Looks cool, but then again so we're alot of TAT videos the majority of which have yet to appear. It's not to say that I'm not excited, but the lesson I learned from the Playbook fiasco is don't count your chickens until they hatch. I'll be excited when I actually see this on a real device in a consumers hand. As is, it's just a tech video of what "might be" - not what "will" be.

Great to see Twitter visualized on BB10. Lots of Android apps can be ported to BB10 quickly. All BB PlayBook apps can be ported (moved?) to BB10 quickly. Developers love the power of BB10 with QNX under the covers.

Recent tweet from Research In Motion‏ @BlackBerry has more positive BB10 news.

Thorsten takes New York – get the recap from his recent #BlackBerry10 media tour: ^KB

#BeBold 9900 + PlayBook + BB10 Dev Alpha (new!)

FINALLY! Been waiting to see some kind of BB10 app. This definitely builds confidence and hope for the future platform. NEED MORE OF THIS!!!

Hmmm... Thats WICKED!!!!!! RIM needs to release a ton of apps as well. We all know that apps are now IN. So push push push, RIM.... Hehehehe

I want to see more BB10 apps! BB and CB fans stick together!

With the July release of BB10 Beta, developers with BB10 Dev Alpha can now publish their apps to the BB10 App World. Seeing Featured, Apps, Games and MyWorld tabs with some BB10 apps available on the BB10 Dev Alpha device now.

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I don't know what I saw but it looked sick.


The difficult, we do immediately. The impossible takes a little while longer.

It looks as shiny as the pacemaker app, tho i cant make heads or tails of whats really happening but if the available tools allowed them to create such an app... Im itching all over for BB10!

It looks like you can enter a combination of keywords and have them link "relevants" from different sources. If that's what it is then it could an amazingly powerful real time information/intelligence gathering system.

O_O.....I don't know what it was but WOW. Technology just gets better and better! I hope more videos of BB10 keep coming up because the excitement is killing me. I can't wait till it gets close to the release date and my company starts testing ^_^ eeek

Yesterday I watched the video on my Torch9800. The phone didn't do it justice. Watching it on the computer in full screen mode made me understand more what was going on. It is definitely a beast of a Twitter app!