Category Archives: Windows Phone 7

Seesmic Ping: new features available on Windows Phone 7

We are glad to announce the release of our new version of Seesmic Ping for Windows Phone 7. We made improvements, fixed a few bugs and added several features as well.

The new version includes features such as:

  • Previewing attached links

 

  • Accessing your history of sent posts and your list of scheduled posts


  • Ability to delete schedule posts
  • Upon pasting a url link in the composer, you’ll be prompted to add the link as an attachment

You’ll probably notice a few enhancements throughout the app. Feel free to try it and to give us your feedback.

The Seesmic Team


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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!

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Seesmic CRM for Salesforce for Windows Phone: Now Live

Salesforce CRM users, Seesmic CRM for Windows Phone is live.

Users will be able to:

  • Search, edit, and create Contacts, Tasks, Leads and Events
  • Customize your homescreen to move more quickly from one add/edit to another
  • See recent activity concerning a Lead,Contact,Account, or Opportunity while on yourway to your next meeting
  • Log a call or email in your Salesforce account directly afterwards
  • Take advantage of Salesforce Custom Objects on your mobile device

Enjoy the video below to see more about Seesmic CRM for Salesforce on Windows Phone:

Download it now, and let us know what you think.

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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.

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