Tweetwear is a great step for Android Wear.
There are a few things that just don’t work on Wear, browsers for example. The watch is not designed to read articles on, it really isn’t, however, I do want the ability to skim my social media posts and reply using voice. This seems like a natural progression from the notification system already in place.
Tweetwear is the first app to really address this need. Now keep in mind this is a very early build but it already shows a lot of promise. Essentially Tweetwear shows you your last 10 tweets as cards on your Wear Watch. They are stacked so as not to take up space and can be expanded and separated as needed. This allows you to quickly skim your tweets without playing with your phone.
Currently the app is read only and they are no filters. You can’t set it to only show mentions for example or to work with lists. I have spoken to the creator, Viktor Adam, and he assures me he is working flat out to bring the all important Favourite, Retweet, and Reply actions to the app as soon as possible, hopefully this week. To reduce battery drain the app can also be set to only pull information at timed intervals, 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, and so on which, given the low battery level of current Wear devices is probably a good thing.
So far I like Tweetwear a lot, it shows what an app can do with Wear without being a pointless exercise. Once the “Reply via Voice” system is working I think this will be my most used app on Wear device, except for the timer of course.
The app is free in the Play store so grab it now and let us know how you feel about these kind of apps in the comments.
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