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Android Maker Swift App Acquisition ~ News Roundup

By Hootsuite | 4 years ago | 6 Comments

As you likely noticed, HootSuite added to our social media dashboard offerings with the release of a version for Google’s Android open mobile platform, then followed up the release with the acquisition of Swift App, the company behind the creation of the popular Android Twitter app.

Plenty of Android fans, users and pundits noticed and reported on the news, so … for the record, here’s some of the reaction from around the web:

Venture/Mobile Beat – HootSuite acquires developer Swift App to bolster its Android effortsKim-Mai Cutler

Fresh off its recent Android launch, Canadian social media startup HootSuite acquired developer Swift App to beef up its presence on Google’s mobile platform. Sebastian Delmont, the developer behind Swift App, will join HootSuite as a mobile adviser. His company built a Twitter client of the same name for Android phones (the first picture below). Neither company released terms of the deal.

Paid Content – HootSuite Buys Android Developer Swift AppJoseph Tartakoff

Twitter client HootSuite, which recently raised $1.9 million in funding, has now made an acquisition, buying up Android app developer Swift App. HootSuite says that Swift App was behind the development of HootSuite’s own Android app, which was released last week. The company says the acquisition “means quicker development for the growing Android market.”

Androinica – HootSuite for Android balances heavy features and light loading times [Video app review]

Swift was my favorite Android Twitter app last fall, mainly because it was among the fastest and easiest to navigate. However, I needed multiple account support to make it my full-time choice. Swift’s developer, Sebastian Delmont, has since added multiple accounts and a long list of other features to Swift – only he’s done it under the HootSuite banner.

AndroidGuys – Hootsuite Acquires Swift App

Days after launching its Android application, Hootsuite is announcing that they have acquired developer Swift App. This doesn’t come as a total surprise as Swift App was the company behind the development of Hootsuite’s recent twitter client for Android. Observant Android users who had previous experience with Swift app noticed striking similarities between the two apps. As part of the acquisition, Sebastian Delmont, will join the HootSuite team as a mobile adviser.

mocoNews – HootSuite Buys Android Developer Swift App

Twitter client HootSuite, which recently raised $1.9 million in funding, has now made an acquisition, buying up Android app developer Swift App. HootSuite says that Swift App was behind the development of HootSuite’s own Android app, which was released last week. The company says the acquisition “means quicker development for the growing Android market.”

Mediacaster Magazine – BC Company Uses Android for Social Media Marketing

Vancouver-based social web development company HootSuite Media has acquired Swift App, a company focused on developing social media applications for Google’s open mobile platform, Android. The announcement comes shortly after HootSuite released its version of the social media dashboard for Android handsets based on Swift App.

Finally, here’s our own Press Release (PR Web) – HootSuite Acquires Android Developer Swift App to Speed Development for Google’s Open Mobile Platform

HootSuite Media, Inc. announces acquisition of Swift App, Inc. a company focused on developing social media applications for Google’s open mobile platform, Android. The announcement comes shortly after HootSuite released a version of the social media dashboard for Android handsets based on Swift App.

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Raphael
Raphael

I started and stickied using your android app for one feat alone, left and right swipe for moving to columns. So simple yet most or none of the alternatives have this.

After that I found the web app, and I just replaced my desktop tweetdeck with it. Awesome guys. :)

Jeff
Jeff

Hi Dan--

We've seen a few users report problems with notifications and we're at work on some updates to streamline these.

If you're having trouble, please drop us a line on the help site: http://help.hootsuite.com or ping the android team at @hootdroid on Twitter.

Thanks!

Dan
Dan

I just want to know if you are going to fix Hoot so it updates with notifications on the Droid! So sad that an app with such great potential just does not work !