Seesmic for Android V1.3 Adds Geotagging, More
With absolutely no data to back me up, I'm happy to state unequivocally that a great Twitter app is the most sought after app for Android phones. See, you don't need to actually know something to sound like you do.
But even if I'm way off base (really though, how far off can I be?) Twitter apps for Android are a natural fit. Which probably explains why, as we reported last week, Twitter will be releasing an official Twitter for Android app shortly.
In the meantime, though, the battle for Android users continues, and Seesmic, the popular desktop and mobile Twitter app, has just launched a new assault on the market with their latest Seesmic for Android update, version 1.3. And this bad boy's got some friends along for backup.
The new version includes support for native retweets as well as both widget and geotagging support.
The native Retweet function gives users two ways to retweet: the new Twitter native Retweet way, or the old way that supports quotes and allows users to add comments to the original. Both "RT" and "via" quote styles are supported.
Geotagging provides full support for location-based tweets, allowing you to put your location in your outbound tweets as well as map the locations of tweets you read. Location can be added on a per-tweet basis, or set in the configuration to be automatically included.
The Seesmic widget, which can be added to any home screen with a long press to the screen, is the coolest of all, allowing users to view their time line right from their home screen.To read the entire tweet, a simple tap will do. New tweets can also be composed from the widget. Very sweet.
There are other minor improvements as well,and you can read about them at the Seesmic site.
It's great to see that just because the two zillion pound gorilla is getting into the space, development continues on great Android Twitter apps, and the newest version of Seesmic may well be the best on the market right now.