As Android is not yet available on hardware, TwitterDroid only runs in the emulator provided with its SDK; so it might be a bit tricky to install the app for now.
After you’ve downloaded and unpacked TwitterDroid, you’ll have to install the package using the following command line
$ adb install twitterdroid-0.1.2.apk
adb in the
tools/ folder of the Android SDK; refer to the documentation to get more information about how to install applications.
Next time you’ll run the emulator, TwitterDroid will be available in the application folder.
TwitterDroid is an early alpha release so it doesn’t do much but gets the job done.
- Log into any Twitter account and save preferences
- Display expanded tweets of your friends timeline
- Post a tweet to your timeline
- Display a waiting spinner when sending and fetching tweets
- Refresh the tweet list
- Catch connection errors and display an alert
- Use the black theme of Android
Download TwitterDroid 0.1.2. Enjoy.
UPDATE (Aug. 04, 2008): TwitterDroid is now in open source.
UPDATE (Nov. 14, 2008): TwitterDroid is now officially hosted at GitHub.