Seesmic update coming, brings improvements but no push

Seesmic was one of the top Twitter apps in the Marketplace for Windows Phone 7, until a little app called Beezz showed up. Still, many prefer Seesmic's UI and general behavior but the company has been pretty quiet on any updates as of late.

The current version is 1.2 and we imagine what their blog is referring to is a yet-unpublished v1.3. If that's the case, here are the folloiwng improvements we can expect:

  • Timelines are now cached for increased loading speed
  • Speed and scrolling improvements, everywhere in the app
  • Display of private and verified Twitter accounts
  • Added animations and transitions
  • Bug fixes

Speed is good. Still, while Seesmic does support multiple Twitter accounts, something currently Beezz is lacking, the missing ability of push notifications is still quite significant. C'mon Seesmic, it's been a few months already--we'll all pay the $0.99 for the push-privilege, it's no biggy.

Source: Seesmic Blog

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • What's the deal with only a few apps doing push (poorly).
  • Well you need a server to support the push notifications. And those are not free, nor is the cost of maintaining them. With all the pirating crap circulating, if I was a developer I would have second thoughts of making any long term investment unless, a.) I needed a tax writeoff, or b.) my app was supported with ads that paid for everything. Can't count on income from the sale of an app for this equation.
  • Also, in speaking with developers, the Push 1.0 system is a little rough right now--hopefully MS can improve upon it in the next release. As far as pirating, it's barely existent right now and will be addressed with the next update.