Sneak peek at the Seesmic Honeycomb Twitter client

It was less than two weeks ago that we predicted the major Twitter app developers would soon (but not soon enough) be unleashing Honeycomb apps for Android tablets. Here, friends, is one of the first. We've gotten a sneak peek at Seesmic's upcoming Honeycomb Twitter client and present it to you here.

All in all, we're not overly surprised by the GUI. It's using the fragments that make up a big part of the Honeycomb experience -- basically the ability to bring more information to a larger screen. In the example above, Seemic founder and CEO Loic Le Meur tweeted about the Air France Flight 447 crash. The tweet included a link via (which Seesmic bought last year) to the boingboing article, and we see the page loaded in a fragment on the right. And presumably other content will at least be previewed that way, too.

We're not going to read too much more into these screen shots (there's one more after the break) just yet, except to say that this is just the beginning of the Honeycomb Twitter apps, folks, and Seesmic has previously said publicly that we'll get a look at its app next week at Google IO.

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Phil Nickinson
  • Fragments are interesting, but they're nothing new to anyone that's spent any time with an iPad. It's good that google sees the value in maximizing the amount of information available in one screen, but its nothing new.
  • Fragments are a new take on the problem. It is different from how the ipad handles larger screens. Fragments refers to how android deals with larger screens, not the term for larger screen UI's/
  • My only beef with these apps is not being able to use them on my Nook Color rooted with the market .
  • Plume beat 'em to the punch.
  • THIS is why I'm waiting till next year to get a Honeycomb tablet.... The APPS are only NOW rolling out... Maybe I'll change my mind when I get my hands on that 8.9incher from Sammy
  • Finally a Twitter app for Honeycomb that uses fragments contextual information based on the tweet you're reading, like the actual Twitter website. Tweetcomb and Plume try to shove your tweets, mentions and direct messages into side by side columns that make the whole screen a mess with way too many items showing at once.
  • I don't like the 3 column display. I understand that it's supposed to be supplying more info but I don't see it. For me nearly half the screen is menu.
    I'd prefer the more traditional 3 pane layout where the first two panes are one above the other on the left and more room is devoted to the article.
    If this is honeycomb fragments in action then I think it's a bad design plus all the apps with this functional layout really do look the same... where's the variety and configurability gone?
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  • Looks nice.
  • looks nice can't wait to see a video on how it works.