The first time you run the application, you will be greeted with the following screen:
If you are not currently an App.net subscriber, please click the Join App.net button and subscribe. Once you are a subscriber, click the Authorize button. An App.net authentication screen will appear.
Enter your App.net credentials and the press the Log In button. If authentication is successful, the authentication screen will disappear and the application's main screen will load. My Stream will be the only stream loaded. If you are not following anyone, it will be empty.To add another stream (the Global Stream is a good place to start), open the bottom app bar (swipe from the bottom if you have a touch screen, or right-click if not). Click/tap the Add Stream button and choose the stream you want to add.
It is recommended that you go ahead and set your user preferences at this time. Please view the Preferences help page for more information.