Aug 12 AT 1:33 PM Taylor Wimberly 21 Comments

TweetDeck beta for Android now available

It was almost one year ago that we posted TweetDeck might develop an Android app and now the beta client is finally available. TweetDeck brings all your Twitter, Facebook, Buzz and Foursquare feeds into the same column and provides a slick UI that puts the key features at your fingertips. In order to receive the beta, you must visit http://www.tweetdeck.com/api/android_whitelist/ and sign in with your TweetDeck account. You will then receive an email with further instructions and a link to download the app.

Source: TweetDeck

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  • http://Website @neidlinger.

    Already downloaded and installed it, just about 20mins ago, super clean applications. this is a keeper for sure.

  • http://Website Todd

    We desperately need an in-depth androidandme.com “Twicca vs. Tweetdeck shoot out” post!

    ( my money is on Twicca )

  • http://www.waynesbnp.com Wayne Howard

    Have you been using it? How is it?

  • http://Website IceCrush

    smart people : have i tried it ? No, why ? Because i am on xperia x10 with Android 1.6
    Low IQ : Tweetdeck doesn’t run on Android 1.6

    Sad me…

  • http://Website Tim

    Would have liked this a while ago but I like and have gotten used to the official Twitter app.

  • SliestDragon

    I really like the way it works, but until it gets a smaller font I will stick with Twicca.

  • http://Website Zahir

    No 1.6 support… disappointing…

  • http://Website Lucas

    I don’t like the UI of this at all. The font is huge and it only fits 4 tweets on the screen at once. With so many other Twitter clients out there with great UIs, why would they make theirs like this? Maybe someone else will like it, but it’s definitely not for me.

  • http://Website Todd

    Love reading people blame Tweetdeck, the software maker, for their carrier’s inability to do an OTA OS update.

    Blame game FAIL!

    • http://Website Zahir

      It’s not about who is to blame about upgrades, it is just that something like this should be able to run on 1.6. Fortunately, tweetdeck has come out and said they are working on making a compatible version of the app for donut/cupcake. So they are doing the right thing.

  • http://Website james

    Remember guys this is the beta.. it may get better. that being said i like having a widget. if it had a widget that let me select the account i wanted to update and update it then i would probably keep it.

  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    I cant believe they launched with no way to disable notifications. Every single tweet ended up in my status bar. And then when I’d go to read them I could only fit 3 tweets on the screen because of the humongous font size. Uninstalled after about 10 minutes, which is pretty impressive considering I’ve had broken/spam/fart apps last longer.

    • Briareos

      The menu button on my Droid reveals four “options”: Refresh, Manage Columns, Accounts, Quit.

      Manage Columns pops to a screen that lets you turn on and off notifications for each of the three columns.

      Or you can just quit the app when you’re not using it, that works too.

      I imagine font sizing will be in a future beta release, it’s pretty big at the moment. For a first showing, though, this is pretty aces. All my Facebook and Twitter stuff in one stream? Hell yeah.

      • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

        Ahhh didn’t see that Manage Columns controlled the notifications. Figured it just controlled the column layout (you know, the way the desktop app lets you manage columns). Maybe they shouldn’t label the notifications as ‘Manage Columns’

  • http://twitter.com/jdpa1 David

    Oh great, cant install it in my moto CLIQ, They (motorola) really needs to update this phone, NOW

  • http://Website Dylan Andersen

    Yeah, Clark hit the nail on the head. No settings? Fuck that. A hugely oversized UI that has no way of growing smaller? Fuck that. A beautiful UI that is crippled by the massive font size and iPhone-inspired bottom buttons? Fuck that.

    Very, very disappointing – because I, as with most people, were expecting an A+ effort from TweetDeck, especially after they tickled Reto Meier’s toes. Alright, back to real life.

  • http://Website Black Kristos

    I, too was really looking forward to this. 2.x only. How sad.

  • http://Website Deter

    Downloaded it. Installed it. Experienced it. Deleted it. Cannot customize ANYTHING about it, not the colors, notifications, refresh, font sizes, nothing can be changed. Its a use it our way or dont use it type of app, which on a market thats all about customization and expressing yourself is going to have to change or people will chode the don’t option.

  • http://www.frieswiththat.com.au Steve

    Doesn’t install on Android 1.6 (HTC Dream) … I frickin hate this crap – reliance on carrier for OS updates has been the worst experience I’ve had with any device. It’s not our fault the OS is so fragmented. Pisses me off.

  • http://Website Derrick

    I was so excited…1.6 Fml.

  • flatline5

    I registered yesterday and still have not received an email for download, has anyone else had this problem?