Seesmic has ported its Twitter client over to the mobile space and released mobile clients for both the Blackberry and Android today. Obviously we’re interested in the latter and from what I’ve seen so far, it looks like it could be one of the twitter apps to use on Android.
Initial impressions are certainly favourable. The first thing you notice is how clean it’s all setup. There are four main buttons at the top for Timeline, Replies, Messages and Profile. They are all of a good size, you can tell it’s designed for touch. I noticed that each of these buttons loaded very quickly. A little scroll bar also pops up in your timeline to flick through updates quickly.
You get the usual settings that you would expect including the ability to set the number of tweets in the timeline, the type of notifications and even which photo, video and URL shortening service to use. The whole design is just very user friendly. The way that you can easily access user profiles, see the person’s tweets, check their followers or retweet one of their tweets, it all feels very intuitive.
Seesmic should be available on the Android Market right now. I say ‘should’ as a few people cannot see the app for some reason, hopefully this will be fixed very soon. For everyone else, it’s well worth a try to see whether this is the twitter Android app for you.
Update: I’ve come across a number of very quick videos from Seesmic that goes through different functionality such as composing a tweet, notifications or viewing profiles. See all six below.