Lemma hasn’t received an update since early March 2012, but I thought it’d be interesting to again look at the app’s numbers.
In the first four months since Lemma’s release, there were 23,926 downloads of the app. From January 1, 2012 to May 10, 2012, Lemma was downloaded 32,303 times. That’s 56,229 downloads of Lemma to date. Thanks to everyone for pushing us well past the 50,000 mark!
At the moment I have no imminent plans to update Lemma, as I’ve either been resting my weary hands from typing or working on two new and completely different apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Expect a small amount of cross-promotion soon as those apps are submitted to App World for approval and release.Read More
I’ve just submitted update v1.1.8 for Lemma for the BlackBerry PlayBook; this update addresses the number one user feature request for the app: Users can now view more than the last 50 tweets on a timeline by scrolling down to the bottom and tapping on “Touch to load more tweets”.
Only one other update was made for this release: The first list paged to by the Previous List/Next List buttons are now correct; they were previously off by one.Read More
I just submitted v1.1.6 of Lemma for the BlackBerry PlayBook to BlackBerry App World, ending what is likely the longest pause in between updates to the app. It’s a small update, implementing a couple of quick improvements:
- Expanded user information (name, location, website, Twitter metadata) is displayed at the top of the timeline when viewing an individual Twitter account.
- Show a loading message when the user selects a list on the Lists view.
- Speed up the time to the first list load by retrieving the user’s lists at the launch of the app.
With a couple of weeks of Tablet OS 2.0 under our belts and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Offer seemingly paying off in spades (at least in quantity; quality is another thing altogether), use of the PlayBook has never been higher. Now if only I could get my PlayBook to play nice with my workplace’s WPA2-EAP encryption…Read More
Sometime in the last week, Lemma passed Tweedless to become the fifth most popular social networking app for the BlackBerry PlayBook. A quick spot check for statistics: There have been 34,682 downloads of Lemma as of Feburary 11, 2012.
Thanks for all of our users for their usage and feedback of the app; like all other PlayBook owners, we are anxiously awaiting the release of the official Tablet OS 2.0 firmware and all of the new functionality that will come with it – including, quite possibly, an official Twitter app…Read More
Four weeks ago, I came across a post by Research In Motion’s Tim Neil talking about his burgeoning UI toolkit project, bbUI.js Toolkit. I forked the project to play with and immediately realized the massive gains in performance that it could offer Lemma if I could just find the time to do a complete makeover. Also, the toolkit had a really nice aesthetic that I vastly preferred to the tacked together presentation layer used at the time in Lemma.
With today’s release of v1.1.0 of Lemma for the BlackBerry PlayBook, I can finally announce the following:
- All new interface: New colours, new icons, and far less cluttered
- Vastly improved scrolling performance for the timeline
- Smoother page transitions
- Improved Compose Tweet/Reply With Message interface (far less laggy)
- Added “View In App” functionality, powered by the Readability v0.4.4 algorithm
- A new user tutorial for those new to Lemma and its unique, list-based take on Twitter
I’ll be wrapping up my work on this site tonight by updating screenshots of the app. Hope you all enjoy the new release, and have a great holiday season.Read More
Now that I’ve comfortably settled into the winter holidays, I’ve had the time to swing by the Vendor Portal for BlackBerry App World to download a raw data for Lemma’s performance in 2012. My last post to this blog was at the 2 month mark of Lemma’s original release. With not altogether that much development since, how well could Lemma have done since?
Somewhat surprisingly, demand stayed roughly steady: Since release, Lemma has been downloaded 22,947 times. That’s for a time period of almost exactly 4 months. Not bad for an experiment!
I’ve yet to successfully run my CSV file through AppWorldReport.com, and I’m very curious if the various sale promotions for the PlayBook device led to spikes in downloads of the app. I’ll post a follow up with those findings when I get them.Read More