Seesmic Twitter App Launches on Android [Video]

by Hero on November 20, 2009

in Applications,News

SeesmicSeesmic 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.

Home timeline


Compose


Notifications


Messaging


Profile view


Replies timeline


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kassdog November 20, 2009 at 11:38 PM

Would you choose this over swift. Mainly how is the speed. I love swift but can be a little slow at updating at times. Also does it send a notification into the toolbar to let you know there are tweets that are unread?

2 Hero November 21, 2009 at 12:02 AM

In terms of speed it seems to zip along, plus you can customise notifications just how you want it (all your tweets, your replies or your DMs). This includes background notifications in your status bar.

I have hit a snag though, I can’t figure out how to search in Seesmic. I’ve looked everywhere! A bit of an oversight if it isn’t included…

3 Eric Caron November 21, 2009 at 2:48 PM

It looks like something related to Sprint blocking it from the market? Seesmic is aware of the app being unavailable in Sprint’s market on the HTC Hero and they’re working on it – http://help.seesmic.com/forums/76558/entries/81355

4 Sabina from Billige mobiler November 23, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Very nifty feature, I think that Twitter should be mandatory on all cells.

5 kassdog November 25, 2009 at 5:33 AM

So I tested this out for a whole idk 3 minutes. I wouldn’t rate it as that great. One of my problems was that it wouldn’t notify me in my status bar. I had them all check, update 5 minutes but just couldn’t get anything. Overall I didn’t like the overall software of app. For these reasons I will be sticking to swift.

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