launched in April of 2008
, the Adobe AIR-based application was a desktop client for social networking/micro-blogging service FriendFeed
. The developers eventually added support for Twitter, which started an arms race between AlertThingy and Twhirl
, a Twitter client that added support for FriendFeed.
Now AlertThingy has been updated to version two, and it supports the following services:
You can use AlertThingy 2 to upload images to Flickr, update your status on Twitter or Facebook, post messags to Tumblr, and so on. And of course, you can see what your friends on each of those services is up to. Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive updates from blogs and news web sites.
If you prefer the classic version of AlertThingy that works with just FriendFeed, AlertThingy v1 is still available for download as well.