Tweet Lanes is a new Twitter client for Android that brings in a slick Ice Cream Sandwich thematic, loads of options and some very cool extra features. If you love Twitter, but are left feeling cold with the official client, this is a great option if you like the ICS design. The app is still in beta but is very stable and works brilliantly.
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While I find it lacks some levels of interaction, it’s quite simply the best source for news, debate and current affairs. It’s immediate, often uncompromising and usually a liberal dose of humour. I remember vividly that Twitter reported the death of Michael Jackson at least an hour before any news station picked it up. Twitter has found lost people, contributed to civilian uprisings in the Middle East and essentially documented human life on this planet since its the network’s beginning. If you’re not on it, you’re missing out. For every deluded celebrity there’s a wealth of knowledge right there, in 140-character chunks. And, of course, your Android device is the perfect way to stay up to date and contribute.
While the official Twitter client is pretty good, Tweet Lanes is the new Android-Twitter-client-on-the-block. It has been built around the Android Ice Cream Sandwich design guidelines so looks remarkably slick and professional throughout. The app also includes a number of cool features that set it apart from the pack. The first one that stood out to me is the intuitive VolScroll. This lets you scroll through your twitter feed using your volume buttons. It’s pretty smooth too and, after using it for a while, it becomes almost second nature and highly intuitive.
There are more features to come, although these aren’t announced yet. I’m hoping they will include the ability to theme- I’ve never liked the pure-white look to apps and always prefer a darker option, so it would be great to see that. Additionally, there are currently no widgets which I would also personally like to see too. However, Tweet Lanes has stacks of potential and I can’t wait to see it grow. I see no reason why it can’t become a serious contender for best Android Twitter client so definitely check it out.
If you use Twitter, Tweet Lanes has plenty of cool useful features to improve your experience while mobile. I really liked the intuitive way it loads your lists and the VolScroll ability. Additionally, the ‘Context Tweet Box’ is arguably a smoother solution than a dedicated New Tweet button/box.
Ease of Use
Tweet Lanes is very easy to use. It’s fast, responsive and very user-friendly. With more features on the way, I’m sure this will only improve.
Some people tweet every last thing that happens to them. From what they dreamt about last night to what they’re having for breakfast and what they have chosen to wear that day… along with associated Twitpics. Others tweet important stuff or interesting thoughts they’ve had… the truth is, it’s down to the user how much you’d use any Twitter client. Tweet Lanes is very slick however, and perfect for all kinds of Tweeters.
As discussed, Tweet Lanes is created upon Ice Cream Sandwich design guidelines, so expect a polished and altogether great-looking user interface.
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- Looks great!
- Automatically loads lists!
- Multiple account support!
- Fast and responsive!
- Lots more features coming!
- No widgets (yet).
- No theming (yet).
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To download and install this application, use:
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