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Don’t just tweet, TeleTweet! Turn a mundane, everyday Twitter update into a nostalgic trip back to a simpler time. Instead of wondering how to navigate an out-of-date relic like the Qwerty keyboard (c. 1878) and its confusing array of rows upon rows of keys, use a classic, straightforward communication instrument, the telegraph key (c. 1835), and an infinitely simpler keyboard based on Morse code’s two keys: dit and dah.
Life is hectic, busy, rushed, and filled with unnecessary distractions. More and more, people are shunning today’s digital lifestyle, going “off the grid,” and attempting to eliminate the stress associated with being constantly connected.
What if you could have both? If you could return to a bygone era of simplicity and sanity, where choices were limited and the notion of speed was driven by steam locomotives, the pony express, and horse-drawn carriages? What if you could simplify your life while still keeping a firm grip on your iPhone and iPad?
Now you can, with TeleTweet! TeleTweet offers simple, two-way Twitter communication via Morse code, right from your iPhone and iPad. It’s steampunk for Twitter!
* For outgoing tweets, simply tap your message in dits and dahs and TeleTweet’s steam-driven algorithm instantly translates the simple, binary Morse code language into a complex string of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks.
* For incoming tweets, TeleTweet automatically converts a tweet’s nearly indecipherable combination of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks into the simple, easily understood dits and dahs of Morse code.
* For both incoming and outgoing messages, you’ll be delighted with TeleTweet’s solid craftsmanship of yore, demonstrated by the reassuring clanks and clacks of a 19th century telegraph key.
In addition to saving you a long, dusty trip to the nearest telegraph office, TeleTweet offers these other amazing benefits:
* Learn Morse code, or use it to teach Morse code to others
* Tweet with one finger, freeing your other fingers to multitask
* Give yourself a good reason to keep your tweets incredibly brief
* Eliminate unnecessary confusion caused by the typical Qwerty keyboard’s use of a different button for each letter and number
* Feel comfortable using the word “STOP” at the end of every thought
* Save the cost of a telegram and use Twitter’s free messaging service
* Works in any language
You can purchase TeleTweet for your iPhone or iPod touch from the App Store here: http://itunes.com/apps/shackedsoftware