Now, let's get down to business!
It's friggin' The Binks Crusade Twitter-Rumble time. Here at The Binks Crusade (TBC from now on due to contagious laziness) Twitter is the top food group, right next to the butter and whiskey group. Because everything here is torn from the pages of an epic battle, it seemed only fitting that Twitter be put to some kind of test. Why another test, when there are so many reviews out there already? Simple; those reviews are crap, and here's why. TBC did not endorse those reviews, nor was TBC consulted in any way prior to the reviews being done. Quite frankly, that is unacceptable to everyone involved, including to the reader. So listen up; the true warrior test is going to be applied to a handful of Twitter apps, and if it couldn't be ascertained from the sleek blue and white figure gracing this page, the first of these apps will be Android based. If Twitter is the first food group the Android is the pyramid, even though the TBC team uses Mac for every other processing function under the sun. Why? Because Android rocks. iPhones are fine and dandy, and they have killer apps, but there is something about that little green R2D2 with arms and legs that makes the hand quiver with joy. Enough about it!
TBC IS DOING THIS HEAD 2 HEAD!!The Binks Crusade is going to put some serious hurt on two of the most popular Android apps: Meet TweetCaster vs. Plume (the artist formerly known as Touiteur, or something like that). All the stops are being pulled out for this one and we are unwrapping some of the military testing expertise that is floating around these offices. Just as military grade rucks, boots and vests are tested, so shall these two competitors be tested. There is no greater way to find out what a product is made of than by using it and effectively abusing it in the process, so here's what is going to be done:
1. Daily Tweetage test. Over a 24-hour period each app will be put through the wringer of 150 tweets. That means that app #1 will be used for 24-hours exclusively, with a minimum of 150 tweets being sent through their widget alone, then app #2 the following day. Those are 150 original tweets by the TBC team where 50% or more of the 140 max characters are original TBC text. 10 points
2. Browse and Blast test. Over that same 24-hour period, one app at a time, 100 retweets must be made. This is designed to test the browsing ease of each app, and its silky-smoothness of the retweeting process. Face it, Twitter isn't Facebook and isn't designed to function with me-to-you social media in mind. Twitter is a news-blasting social smack down, meant to fire hose information in your face at a thousand power-punches per second. There's no chewing allowed in this Millenial Generation super cannon, so browsing then blasting is the name of the game. 10 points
3. Twitter Twin test. After 24-hours with each app it is a safe bet that true mastery and appreciation has been developed. Time for the Twitter Twin test. This is a true head-to-head as for 24-hours each app will be used one after the other. As a tweet is sent on one, so a tweet is sent on the other, like a Gemini, focused on the Twitter Twin to win. With a true side-by-side comparison there can be no doubt which app reigns supreme. 10 points
Scoring will be done with a max of 10 points in each test. A single point will be awarded for best looking app in the case of a tie. Keep in mind that the test is terribly subjective, as what is good for TBC, true warriors and ranked #1 by Beowulf himself, may not be good enough for the reader (a lapse in judgment uncontrollable by TBC and its associates).
The winning Droid Twitter app becomes the official app of The Binks Crusade, as only the best will survive here. It will also be featured on the Warrior Wall, earning the coveted Jedediah Smith Tab, something that Chuck Norris has yet to do.
The festivities begin tomorrow, 14 January 2012, at 0630 with our first app... PLUME! Don't forget to keep up with all the action on Twitter, or you can follow the TBC Twitter feed right here. Stop by and see how we're doing.
Remember, The Binks Crusade is not being endorsed by any company. We make no money by doing this, or by any other means other than by jobs that our staff may have outside of doing offensive blog writing. The blog writing is far more entertaining as a whole, but doesn't pay the bills. So no nay-saying.