The status bar in Birdsong provides you with an ‘at a glance’ view of the status of your timelines. To make the ‘at a glance’ status more intuitive it relies on iconography so following on from David’s Tweet Property Icons blog earlier today – this is a very brief blog explaining the icons used in the status bar.
Each timeline will have an icon associated to it to identify the timeline type. A brief description of each is below:
Home – This timeline will include tweets for everyone you follow
Mentions – Every tweet in which your tweet screen name is mentioned will appear in this timeline
Messages – Contains Direct Message conversations between yourself and other people who follow you
List – Any saved list that you have specifically added in the timeline configuration will have this icon associated to it. If you have multiple lists configured they icon will be the same for them all.
Search – This is again a specifically configured timeline. This may be a saved search or a new search but both will be identified with this icon.
When Birdsong is attempting to download your latest tweets, status indicators appear next to the timeline icons.
Updating – When a timeline is being updated, this indicator will appear next to the icon for that timeline. This will only appear on one timeline at a time. In the image to the right the list timeline is currently being updated.
Update failed – If Birdsong experiences a problem whilst updating one of your timelines a sad face icon will appear next to the relevant timeline icon. This is most commonly caused when Birdsong can’t access the internet.
These icons will remain there until the next successful download.
So, as I said, a very brief blog but hopefully this will be of some help to some of you.