Android Apps

Seesmic Honeycomb Android app: early preview and impressions [Video]

May 13, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka



Seesmic already delivers a popular Android app for managing social network accounts, but its not optimized for Honeycomb tablets. Yet. I stumbled across someone involved with Seesmic who gave me a tip that they’d be showing off Seesmic for Honeycomb to anyone who asked. I asked, and this is what I saw.

Seesmic is a clean and very organized app using the Android fragments system for displaying content. Navigation is available on the left side of the screen, showing quick links to the Timeline, Mentions, Lists, Search, Trends, Favorites, and Profiles. Tapping on either navigation link loads content on the right side of the screen, which can load even more content further right. For instance, clicking a Twitpic link loads the image, and a web link can be viewed without having to launch the browser.

Multiple accounts are available for Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce, and Google Buzz, and switching between each requires only a simple tap in the top left corner. Speed was tough to gauge from the demo that I got because wireless connections in the convention center were consistently down. The other elements that I could test – design, convenience, and feature lists – were all appealing. I look forward to getting consistent time to test the app and compare it to other options for tablets.

The video that I shot had too much light reflecting and is of no use, but thankfully Seesmic has some sneak shots in the company’s Google I/O wrap-up video. Have a look at the video below and the other preview by founder Loic.