TweetDeck for Android

TweetDeck has announced that it will be holding a public beta for its Android Twitter application sometime this week.  No, we don't have the exact date -- just like Froyo for your device it will come when it comes.  A few things from their announcement (read it at the source link) really stand out -- the application is not a port of their iThing client, they have built it from the ground up; and retomeier (a well known Android Developer Advocate)  has said "it's a thing of beauty."

That's enough endorsement for me.  As soon as the trial begins, we'll let you know! [TweetDeck via Android Central forums]

 

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TweetDeck's public Android beta to open this week

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First I said internet is retarded, I'll stick with BBS's. Then I understood what it was about.

Then I said IMs are retarted, I'll stick to IRC. Then I understood what it was about.

Then I said Twitter is retarded, I'll stick to IMs. Then I understood what it was about.

Then I stopped being a luddite and hating things before I even used them. I stopped misjudging platforms just because I knew douchebags who used them, or because they were "new" thing, or because of what the media made it out to be.

Now only if it would sync with the desktop client so I don't have to read everything twice when I get back to my computer.

"We'll have a few bug fix releases shortly (awaiting approval in the app store) but in the background we are working on porting Android to iPhone in as quick a time as possible. Finally, it won't be long before most of the new concepts in Android TweetDeck make it to the desktop and web - we're also working on this now."

Now that is something all of us Android cats love to see. Android to "other".

I don't mean to be a wet blanket, but I don't know how to feel about this. The official Twitter app for Android was also not an iPhone port but an app worked from the ground up and look how it turned out. It's really pretty, but it's also seriously lacking in core features that makes it unusable for me. Hopefully TweetDeck will be much, much different. *fingers crossed*