Posts Tagged ‘quicktip’

28
Jan
2011

Birdsong Quick Tip: Status Bar Icons

by Cain Ullah

The status bar in Birdsong provides you with an ‘at a glance’ view of the status of your timelines. To make the ‘at a glance’ status more intuitive it relies on iconography so following on from David’s Tweet Property Icons blog earlier today – this is a very brief blog explaining the icons used in the status bar.

Timeline Icons

Status Bar

Each timeline will have an icon associated to it to identify the timeline type. A brief description of each is below:

Friend Home – This timeline will include tweets for everyone you follow

Mention Mentions – Every tweet in which your tweet screen name is mentioned will appear in this timeline

DirectMessage Messages – Contains Direct Message conversations between yourself and other people who follow you

List List – Any saved list that you have specifically added in the timeline configuration will have this icon associated to it. If you have multiple lists configured they icon will be the same for them all.

Search Search – This is again a specifically configured timeline. This may be a saved search or a new search but both will be identified with this icon.

Download Status

When Birdsong is attempting to download your latest tweets, status indicators appear next to the timeline icons.

Status Bar - Downloadinggentleface.com free icon set Updating – When a timeline is being updated, this indicator will appear next to the icon for that timeline. This will only appear on one timeline at a time. In the image to the right the list timeline is currently being updated.

Status Bar - No Connectiongentleface.com free icon set Update failed – If Birdsong experiences a problem whilst updating one of your timelines a sad face icon will appear next to the relevant timeline icon. This is most commonly caused when Birdsong can’t access the internet.

These icons will remain there until the next successful download.

So, as I said, a very brief blog but hopefully this will be of some help to some of you.

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28
Jan
2011

Birdsong Quick Tip: Tweet Property Icons

by David Wynne

One of our favourite features of Birdsong is the Tweet Property Icons – they appear to the bottom right of tweets in your timeline and quickly let you know what lies within.  Here’s a quick run-down of what they look like and what they mean.

ConversationConversation

If you see the conversation icon, it indicates that the tweet was “in reply to” someone and you’ll be able to tap through to the conversation and see every response in context.

 

 

 

PicturePicture

Birdsong’s integrated picture viewer recognises and integrates with all the major picture services (twitpic, yfrog, flickr, plixi and moby).  If you see the picture icon, you’ll get a thumbnail of the picture which you can tap on to view in full screen.

 

PlacePlace

We integrate with Bing Maps, so if your friends geo-tag their tweets you’ll get a thumbnail map of their location and be able to tap through to a full interactive Bing Map.

 

 

FavoriteFavourite

If you’ve earmarked a tweet as a favourite, you’ll see the star tweet property icon in your timeline.

 

 

 

ProtectedProtected

Some of your friends may choose to limit who can see their tweets and protect their account – if you’re one of the special ones,  you can feel even more special with this delightful padlock icon.

 

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