Exclusive Preview and Invites for the QFeeder Beta

I’m pleased to announce that we have secured 500 invites to try out the beta of a new OS X Twitter client – QFeeder. The application takes a unique approach, attempting to analyse and prioritise messages based on their content and your previous actions. It’s a departure from the standard format of a Twitter client, and certainly adds an interesting twist.

Read on for a short Q & A session with the developer, and a link to access one of our 500 beta codes. Don’t delay, as they’ll be snapped up quickly!

Q. Why another Twitter client?

Why not? There’s many but I don’t think the final word has been said in such a changing technology. Existing clients are merely linear streams, resulting in too much noise. I wanted something that would show the most important messages to me at a glance.

The QFeeder HUD

The QFeeder HUD

Q. What makes QFeeder different?

  • It performs heuristics on all incoming messages and ranks them based on how you use the application, prioritizing messages to the top of the stream based on who it thinks you want to see. For instance, people you mention to are ranked higher. You only need follow a single stream, freeing up desktop real estate and helping you not miss the best messages.
  • Novel side window stream makes Twitter very real-time. It allows you to see and read Twitter messages without switching away from your browser.
  • Drop down window from the menu bar puts Compose, Search, Friends and Messages within reach at all times. The window may be detached for a more conventional client window.
  • Supports all the latest Twitter features of Geolocation, Retweets, Lists, etc. You may adjust the prioritization algorithm and apply manual filters if you like as well.
  • Makes use of modern technologies such as Grand Central Dispatch and Core Location available in Snow Leopard.
QFeeder Interface

QFeeder Interface

Q. What does it require?

OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard. It isn’t compatible with 10.5 or earlier, as it uses new features only found in 10.6 such as Core Location and Grand Central Dispatch.

Q. What is the status of the project?

QFeeder is opening for private beta starting now. It should go in to a full open release in several weeks.

Download the QFeeder Beta

We have 500 copies of the QFeeder Beta available to AppStorm readers. All you need to do is click our invite link, download the application, and enter the code that was generated for you.

Be quick, because only the first 500 visitors will be able to try the application! You can read more about QFeeder at their website, and view a few extra screenshots of the application in action.

I’m still undecided about whether it will find a permenant place on my desktop, but I welcome the competition and look forward to seeing the app evolve. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!


  • http://www.nouveller.com/ Benjamin Reid

    Looks good, thanks for the beta code! :D

  • l3gion

    Great! Thank you. :)

  • http://simpleness.eu Matt Harwood

    Wow, this looks very cool indeed! Really excited to try it out, though I have an issue..

    When I try to launch QFeeder, it tells me it “isn’t supported on this type of Mac”. No idea what that means, but I’m running Snow Leopard… :/

    Any ideas?
    Thanks!

    • Ronn

      Same happened to me. I guess a MacBook running 10.6,2 doesn’t qualify!

  • LaToya

    the UI looks great! too bad it’s only for snow leopard :(

  • Samuel Garneau

    “You can’t open the application QFeeder-1 because it is not supported on this type of Mac”. I’m running Snow Leopard on a MBP Intel.

    • http://www.josephwaterman.com Joseph Waterman

      I got the same message. I’m running Snow Leopard on the original white MacBook. What’s the deal QFeeder?

  • Seed

    To bad it dosen’t work with 10.5+ :(

  • http://twitter.com/cupcakeluv Brooke

    heres a beta code for someone, I grabbed it before I realized it required snow leopard
    1166970

  • http://mcculloughdesign.com Dan

    Glad I’m not the only one having problems opening it in Snow Leopard…is it just us MBP users that it isn’t working on?

  • http://www.newstech.org Giuseppe

    I used a beta code :D

  • Ben

    I got one – 2307522 :)

  • Perry

    Yeah I’m getting the same error – cannot be opened on this Mac. Snow Leopard intel iMac. Lame…

  • http://www.cuby.co.nr Henry Bennett

    Very cool! Thanks for the beta codes!

  • http://davidappleyard.net David Appleyard

    Apologies to those getting an error – I’ll let the developer know!

  • Perry

    I got it to run on my 2GHz intel core 2 duo MacBook Pro. Still won’t run on my iMac however. Strange. They are both intel and both running OS X 10.6.2.

  • http://jegkandansk.com Trettende

    Invite code: 2804214

    Sorry, I grabbed it before I realized it required snow leopard. Take it :)

  • http://pixelparadise.tumblr.com Eugene

    Really? No more Leopard love already?? Too bad they lost another potential customer.

  • http://aethralus.net m7zhao

    The idea is certainly interesting, I like the floating list on the left, but would like it better if there was some other way to indicate an unread message, the red outline does not look nice on my wallpaper (and presumably many other wallpapers too).

    Also.. I’m trying to edit the Priorities, but the “What do these values mean?” link goes to a 404 page.

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  • http://twitter.com/Balty_5 Markus

    3474366 – thanks.

  • Joakim

    Seems like alot of ppl having the “cant open on this mac” error. so far no reply from the developer on the support-pages..
    Good thing its a beta :D

  • http://dbj.pixelpimps.de Phil

    i get the error message too, i’m on 10.6.2 on a 1st gen white macbook. it might be an issue with 32/64 bit mode since older intel macs (the ones with core duo processors instead of core 2 duo) can’t run in 64 bit mode. i’m just guessing wildly, though.

  • Matthew L.

    I don’t like to to be honest. Tweetie does the best job.
    QFeeder’s interface is horrible..

  • http://xmoov.com xmoov

    This is why I love this site!

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