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Seesmic Ping Now Available Native on Desktop for OS X and Windows

We’re very excited to share a couple of new releases for Seesmic Ping. Now, you will be able to use your favorite cross-posting platform directly from your desktop, either on your Mac or on your Windows PC.

And for the best experience, we made these two applications native!

You will be able to:

  • Post to multiple Twitter, Facebook (Pages & Profiles) and LinkedIn accounts


  • Quickly and easily schedule posts to be sent at a future date and time


  • View thumbnails of your images to ensure you know exactly what you are sharing


  • View the history of your recent posts


  • View a list of your scheduled posts
  • Share multiple kinds of content: share links as attachments for Facebook as well as photos or images

In addition to all these features already available on our existing Seesmic Ping products, here are some highlights of this release for both platforms:

  • Click and drag images onto the composer (you can also do a right click on the image file and “Share with Seesmic Ping”)
  • Click and drag links onto the composer
  • Spell check support
  • Keyboard shortcuts

 

We also have a couple of specific features for Seesmic Ping for Windows:

  • Bookmarklet: automatically attach links with a single button
  • Minimize to System Tray: closing the app will minimize to the System Tray for easy access. Ctrl + Shift + P activates and brings the app to the front

We hope you will enjoy it as much was we do. Happy posting!

The Seesmic Team

Posted by charlesfalanga in Desktop, Mac OS X, Seesmic, Seesmic Desktop, Seesmic Ping, Windows | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Seesmic for Windows Phone Mango: Now Live

Although the Windows Phone market is relatively small, it is growing steadily. Ovum Research expects Windows Phone to round out the top 3 smart phones worldwide, competing with Apple for the #2 position by 2016, and Windows Phone 7 increased sales in Europe by 18% from last year, and 100% from Q3 to Q4.

With the recent release of the new Windows Phone, we updated Seesmic to take advantage of Mango specific features. Specifically, you’ll find Pin to Start, Live Tiles, Support for Fast App Switching, a revised background, and some new UI enhancements.

  • Updated UI for Home and Search: Following Microsoft’s UI Guidelines: We removed buttons from the home panorama and placed them instead in the app bar.

  • We removed the search field in the panorama and placed it in the app bar, updating the panorama screen.

  • Implementation of Live Tiles: Similar to shortcuts, users can pin a handful of Twitter feeds (including Home Timeline, Replies, Direct Messages) to the start menu. Live Tiles also include a notification when a user receives a message.
  • Fast App switching: When a user presses and holds the back button, he can move to another app. The support for this feature includes keeping the application active when a user moves back without restarting the application.

What else? You’ll notice minor changes and enhancements throughout the app, but don’t take our word for it.  Download it now!

Posted by Liza Sperling in Seesmic, Windows, Windows Phone 7 | Permalink | Comments (14) | TrackBack (0)

Going Metro: Seesmic’s CTO, Marco Kaiser, Explains the Windows 8 Tablet and OS

 

Seesmic‘s CTO, Marco Kaiser, and Director, John Yamasaki, spent last week at Microsoft’s BUILD Conference and were among the first developers to get their hands on the Windows 8 tablet and OS.

During our team meeting, we sized up the device and were slightly confused  – this tablet does not look like an iPad or Android tablet. As Marco pointed out, that is the point.

In the video below, Loic Le Meur, Seesmic’s CEO, interviews Marco to make sense of the Microsoft news and to understand how a developer sizes up the Windows 8 tablet and OS:

As Marco points out in the video, the Windows 8 tablet offers developers features that iPad and Android currently do not offer: the ability to code in many different languages, the Metro UI and intra-application capabilities on a single device. It is not really a tablet, but a device with the convenience of a touch screen and mobility coupled with the features of a PC, like the keyboard, mouse, and stylus included with the tablet. As Marco explains, this “multi-purpose device” will make coding or number-crunching on a tablet a different experience. What’s more, the Metro apps for the tablet blur the line between mobile apps and computers apps.

It will take time for developers to explore the device and OS and form their opinions. Unlike consumers, developers have a more systematic approach to evaluating news, and a lot of in-depth analysis is sure to follow.

Posted by Liza Sperling in Events, Tech, Windows, Windows Phone 7 | Permalink | Comments (11) | TrackBack (0)