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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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Building and Growing our Products Through our Team Seesmic Community

With over a half a dozen Seesmic Products (Seesmic Desktop, Seesmic Web, Seesmic for Windows, Seesmic for Android, Seesmic for BlackBerry, Ping.fm, Seesmic Look), one of the key components in helping us shape our applications is our community of users.

At Seesmic, we've always been fortunate to have a community of supporters who not only use our products, but provide honest and helpful feedback. While we use various and known channels to connect with our users such as our feedback forum, our help site, Twitter, Facebook, we find great value in our Team Seesmic community.

 

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What is Team Seesmic? Currently, there are two channels of Team Seesmic. One is our periodic newsletter, where we give exclusive updates on the releases of our various products with some surprises sprinkled along the way. The second is our Team Seesmic site where we have dedicated users that provide valuable insight in helping us improve our products. Within Team Seesmic are also private forums for testing some of our newest beta releases such as our Seesmic BlackBerry testers. We've also have had certain case-testing sessions to help us track down and diagnose and problem-solve some of our issues to help our developers troubleshoot issues. Just as important, Team Seesmic also gives and opportunity for some of our developers to be engaged withour users.

How do you join Team Seesmic? For our newsletter, you simply need to sign up on our website at http://seesmic.com/ – this allows you to get our latest updates. To join our Team Seesmic community site, you'll need to fill out a very brief form. You can view and browse throughout the site, but in order to engage or join a forum, you'll simply need to sign up.

Looking ahead, we'll look forward to listening and learning from you, and at the same time, we're excited and looking forward to some of the announcements and surprises we'll share with you.

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Seesmic to be featured at Google I/O

Seesmic has been selected to take part in Google I/O, where we will feature our two Twitter applications using Google technology: Seesmic for Android and Seesmic Web.

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We've been very fortunate at Seesmic to work with our various partners to help us create products that benefit users. Such is the case with Google, as we're very excited to join Google at their largest developer event of the year.

Google I/O will take place in San Francisco on May 19 – 20, 2010

At the conference, we will be featured as part of the Developer Sandbox, a demo area where we will be featured on our products using Google technology. This includes on our recent release of our Seesmic for Android – a successful client application for Twitter, as well as our Seesmic Web application for Twitter.

You can find out more about the Developer Sandbox here:
http://code.google.com/events/io/2010/sandbox.html

Last week, our product manager for mobile and web, Mathieu Thouvenin – who works closely with Google and our Seesmic for Android team on building and releasing exciting new features – recent took part in a panel at the Social Program for Online Media, Marketing & Advertising (OMMA) which focused on social media in marketing and where Twitter's platform is heading.

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Seesmic CTO, Johann Romefort, heads the Seesmic Web which uses Google Web Toolkit (GWT). He led a session recently at LeWeb with Google's Jean-Francois Wassong and Didier Girard on the successful implementation of using Google technology and talks about his experience here.

We're very happy to be part of an exciting conference, and look forward to showing other developers on how we've utilized Google's technology in our two of our products.

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Live Tweeting from Space Using Seesmic Look

Over the weekend, NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer made social-media news when he became the first person to send a Twitter message from space and started actively engaging users using Seesmic Look. 

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Creamer, under his Twitter username, @Astro_TJ, is on board with other crew-members at the International Space Station. What's impressive is how much he's engaged with the users, replying to nearly all of the questions – some in real time! You'll also find some of the answers informative/educational. Can't wait to see this being used to answer a classroom.

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It's exciting for the all of us here at Seesmic  to know that Seesmic Look is being used out in the International Space Station. Good luck to TJ and to the rest of the crew-members on their mission!

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Introducing Seesmic Look

Seesmic Look is a unique way to learn, observe or be immersed in the
real-time web. A Windows desktop app bringing
together Twitter data with a beautiful design, approachability and ease
of use, Look delivers a rich, cinematic experience.

At Seesmic, we work very hard to reach our vision to help users manage their presence online, and we try our best to make Seesmic available on every screen and touch every social network.

Now, we felt it was time to challenge ourselves and make something truly special.

We took an unusual route and shifted paradigms to develop something no one has done before. We were challenged to reach out to an untapped market – a mainstream audience not familiar with Twitter – people in your personal circle like friends or family members (think “Mom” or “Dad”), that heard of Twitter but were never interested, or never had the opportunity to have a positive and friendly experience.

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