I was introduced to Tweet Lanes, a third party Twitter app for Android users, by @gbenro some time ago. I immediately found it a nice app to use, because of its sweet user interface. Basically, horizontal swipes takes you through different menus of the app. There are also some fancy tap-and-hold gestures, as well as the unique ability to respond to two tweets at the same time. Really lovely app, if you ask me.
Tweet Lanes is easy to fall on love with. Yet, it lacks some functionality. For one, it does not display those who retweet and/or favourite your tweets and who followed you all in a single tab/stream like the official Twitter app does under ‘Interactions’. It doesn’t allow for the editing of profile either.
I absolutely love the user interface of Tweet Lanes, but I think that as a whole, the official Twitter app for Android makes it easier for me to track and engage those who interact with me on Twitter. Having used Tweet Lanes for a while, I finally made the switch back to the official app for my mobile tweeting needs.
Of course, I realise that everything is a case of different strokes for different folks. Tweet Lanes is a good app and others will prefer it. If you have used both Tweet Lanes and the official Twitter app for Android, what do you think? What’s your preference and why?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.