The lovely folks at Tapbots have released a shiny new app called Netbot for iPad this week. Netbot for iPad is an App.net client app that looks nearly identical to Tweetbot, the gorgeous Twitter app from Tapbots.
App.net is a new real-time social feed – a paid for Twitter alternative with no ads. Here’s a little more info on what Netbot offers for App.net users:
Netbot is a full-featured iPad App.net client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Netbot.
◆ Smart Gestures. Use App.net more efficiently with time-saving and configurable gestures.
◆ Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses and mute filters between iPhone and iPad via iCloud.
◆ Customizable Navigation. Hide the navigation tabs that you never use.
◆ Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp and Droplr.
◆ Save drafts, attach photos/videos, manage your accounts, and much more.
I’ve been a member of App.net (ADN) for a while now, but have mostly just lurked and not contributed much. I installed Netbot this morning and I think having a nice new iPad client will lead to increased use of ADN. The app already helped me find some Twitter friends with ADN accounts, which should help with getting more engaged with the service.
Here’s an App Store link for Netbot for iPad; it’s priced at $4.99.
Have we got any App.net users here? If so, have you tried out Netbot yet? Oh, and if you’re looking for me / this site on there – the account is @ipadinsightblog.