Seesmic v1.3 is out now and it is gloriously fast

Just a few hours ago we're reporting on those new features in Seesmic v1.3 and now it's live in the Marketplace.

Although we gave some flack to the Twitter Racoon for no push updates, we'll applaud their team for this: Seesmic v1.3 is hands down the fastest Twitter app now on Windows Phone 7. It is very zippy and we even had our own 'Neo' moment with an audible "whoa" when launching it. (Too geeky?)

Besides the very impressive speed updates and unmentioned bug fixes, not much else has changed, including no landscape support, no conversation view (gah!). It also still doesn't run under the lock screen, so you get that 'resume' thing happening (double gah!). Oh, but there is that new Tile art above.

But hey Seesmic, you have a solid base going right now for your WP7 Twitter app--let's get some landscape support, run-under-lockscreen and push notifications going and you'll own this race. Twitterers: grab the update now.

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.

  • No support for landscape (at least in posting mode) is a total dealbreaker for me. No other great features can compensate for lack of that.
  • Great app, wish it remembered your place on the timeline. It's quite frustrating to check your twitter app after a day or so and have to read 100+ new tweets in reverse direction...
  • Definitely faster than loading Twitter directly, but because you can't lock down your space so that it will launch into Twitter directly means you end up at just about the same place time-wise. I just want a fast Twitter app, and this is soooooo close....
  • The new version is really not that fast :s
  • Compared to what? Compared to v1.2 it's a huge improvement. It also caches contact images faster than the official Twitter app (even with its cache maxed).