Tweetdeck for Android (beta) Review
by on August 21, 2010
The name Tweetdeck has become synonymous with Twitter, offering up an easy way to view multiple accounts from myriad social networks on one screen.
The app has been available for your computer desktop, iPhone and iPad for some time and anyone who has used it will know just how badly an Android version was needed.
Well, the makers of Tweetdeck have complied and released a beta version of the app.
We have to stress that this is beta, so once the application hits full version we will re-visit this review, but early signs are very positive for Tweetdeck on Android.
The UI at the moment is a work in progress but once you sign in your account details – options for Twitter, Facebook, Buzz and Foursquare – the layout of Tweetdeck is simple but that’s a good thing.
A grey colour represents tweets from Twitter, purple for Facebook, brown for Buzz and blue for Foursquare. This multiple stream thing is new to Android and is not yet available on the iPhone, so it’s great news the version Android users are getting is bang up to date.
Scrolling through messages is slick and flicking the screen right brings you on to any public messages directed to you and right again for any direct personal messages.
At the bottom are clear icons to post messages (to any account), people you follow is next to it and there is also a search and location feature, which directs you straight to Google Maps – this is great for Foursquare as it allows you to see all geo-tagged friends on the map.
It may only be a beta, but Tweetdeck for Android already looks to be head and shoulders above most social-networking clients out there – which makes us very excited for the full thing.
Go to www.tweetdeck.com/api/android_whitelist to sign yourself up for the beta.