July 12, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
TweetDeck has kept Android users waiting on pins and needles for the app to make the jump. When the app finally does arrive in the Android Market – still no date set – it will not be just another Twitter application. Following the path of Seesmic, the app will include support for multiple networks like Buzz, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
In a blog post commemorating the two year anniversary of TweetDeck, Iain Dodsworth states that the company will move away from being a just a Twitter app. TweetDeck will instead move towards “being truly multi-stream, re-building our clients from the ground-up with multi-stream functionality ingrained rather than simply bolting on new disconnected networks.”
The Android version of TweetDeck is said to have multi-streams and serves as “the intersection of social networks.” This shouldn’t surprise anyone given TweetDeck’s desktop client already taps in to Buzz, Facebook, Foursquare, and more. This must explain the delay of what’s taking so long. For what’s it worth, I’ve seen TweetDeck for Android and the thing is beautiful. The developers who showed it to me at Google I/O refused to let me photograph or do video, but it looks smooth and familiar to someone who uses TweetDeck on the desktop. Switching columns was easy, but I didn’t get a chance to test out how well it performed outside of Twitter. We should know some time this year (knock on wood) when TweetDeck becomes “more about what your friends are saying rather than the networks they are using to say it.”
Tweetdeck [Thanks, Evan!]