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Carbon beta bursts out to eager Twitter masses

by Derek Kessler Tue, 01 Feb 2011 6:34 pm EST

The folks at dots & lines have proven to be exceedingly effective in building buzz for their premier webOS app, a Twitter client called Carbon. We previewed Carbon last month and the chatter from the private beta has been building ever since. The developers even declared today to be #carbonwebosday on Twitter, leading to a slew of anxious tweets clogging this blogger’s Twitter timeline. Carbon has now been released as a public beta that adds in a slew of features not present in the private release. Now included are notifications, timed refreshes, font sizes, drafts, and more.

Apart from the panels interface, compose tweet cards, cards for different accounts, and conversation view direct messages in the older version, the new beta includes the unique feature of the “hash card.” This separate Carbon card lets you have a frequently-refreshed hashtag search open all the time. A new tweet composed from the hash card even comes autopopulated with that hashtag.

It’s the little touches that make the app, and even as a beta Carbon is just chock full of those little touches. Granted, they’re starting to make for an overwhelming preferences scene, but that’s nothing a little Music Player (Remix)-style organization couldn’t fix. The public Carbon beta is not yet available through the Palm beta feeds, so you’re not going to find it in the PreCentral App Gallery or in Preware or WebOS Quick Install, so click the source link below for the download.