Jul 10, 2012
Tweet Lanes is a Twitter app for the 1%. Or at least, the 10% of users on Ice Cream Sandwich. See, this Twitter app is designed specifically for ICS and Jelly Bean devices, made around the design guidelines of Android 4.x. This means that there are the dropdown arrows and action menu featured prominently throughout the app. There’s a carousel of lanes above the timeline, showing tweets, mentions, and various lists that can also be swiped between. Want to reply to a tweet? Just tap on it, and type out the reply in the persistent tweet bar below.
The app is still early: there are no settings at all, the ability to customize which lanes are visible is not implemented yet, and other features need to be added. However, what the app is in its current state is well-designed, and still a good basic Twitter app. There’s not a lot in the way of well-designed Android apps, and over time, this could prove to be a valuable contender in a world where the official Twitter app runs slowly on older phones, and who knows when TweakDeck is going to get updated, much less the original TweetDeck. Tweet Lanes is currently free, and all future features can be unlocked by sending out a kinda-spammy tweet promoting the app.