Need proof that there are still awesome things happening in webOS? Then look no further than the newest entrant in the webOS Nation Homebrew Gallery: Project Macaw, a swanky new Twitter client for webOS smartphones and tablets based on the open source Phnx client. Buzz has been building about Macaw for some time now - enough that it was a nominee for best homebrew app in the webOS Nation Best of 2011 Awards. Macaw takes the old Phnx app, a beautiful and fully functional Twitter client in its own right, a step further into awesome territory.
Macaw works on both the TouchPad and webOS smartphones with the same IPK package, though it’s a Mojo app on both so you won’t have any of the fancy sliding panes that trademark Enyo. Both apps have taken a Carbon-style approach to life, arranging your Timeline, Mentions, Messages, Lists, and Search/Trends in a horizontal-swiping fashion. On a smartphone you get a distinctly divided feeling, with each stream taking up the whole screen, while TouchPad users of Macaw will see three independent panels at a time. It’s somewhat like Spaz HD in that respect, but presented in a much more attractive manner, as one would expect from the successor to Phnx.
Despite still be a work-in-progress, Project Macaw still strikes out a position as a fully functional and beautiful Twitter client poised to rock on both the Pre and TouchPad.